Paris + Day Trips
By Michele Kurlander
A day trip from Paris to Auvers sur Oise, just 30 kilometers away, makes for a pleasant day in a small pastoral village immortalized in paintings by Renoir, Cézanne, Manet and, most notably, Vincent Van Gogh. Michele Kurlander tells more about Van Gogh's final days at Auberge Ravoux and guides you to historic sites to visit today in Auvers sur Oise.Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 January 2012 )
By BP Editor
Compiègne offers opportunities to visit the royal Château de Compiègne where Marie-Antoinette was first presented to France, one of France's largest forests, a famous Joan of Arc statue, significant WWII sites to tour and even more. Here are highlights for an easy day trip from Paris to nearby Compiègne.Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 January 2012 )
By Janet deAcevedo Macdonald
Warm days, cool evenings... autumn in Paris is the ideal time for quiet strolls that offer travelers recharging time and opportunities to simply "be" in a moment. Janet deAcevedo Macdonald guides you to five Paris places perfect for autumn walks: Pere Lachaise, Jardin des Tuileries, Luxembourg Gardens, Buttes Chaumont, and Parc Monceau.Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 January 2012 )
By Lexy Delorme
Ah, the pleasures of Paris: crawling through museums, people-watching at a sidewalk café, reading in a park, nightlife galore . . . but what if children are part of your group? Paris writer and mom Lexy Delorme found a day at Montmartre is perfect for families, with its little train, the Dalî Museum, artists square, a cooking class and the funicular!Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 January 2012 )
By Shannon George
You’re finally ready to take your dream trip to Paris, but for whatever reason, you're going alone. Don’t worry! Paris may be the most romantic city in the world, but it's also ideal for solo travel. Whether this is your first or fifth trip, Shannon George has tips to help you feel at ease and we won't be surprised if planned solo travel is in your future.Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 January 2012 )
By Karen Fawcett
Travelers with limited time typically race between famous Paris landmarks and few have time to experience Paris as flâneurs, aimless strollers. BonjourParis publisher Karen Fawcett derives her greatest pleasure when she wanders in quartiers. Recently she saw some old favorites and even made a new discovery while meandering in the Paris 7th arrondissement.Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 November 2011 )
By Dali Wiederhoft
If you can bear to leave Paris for just six hours including transportation time, consider visiting the magnificent Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres no matter your spiritual beliefs. Dali Wiederhoft has the "must-see" details and travel tips to guide you on your easy day trip to one of the most significant sites in the world, let alone France.Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 December 2011 )
By Anna Meakin
The official Philippe Starck Histoire de Paris plaque before the world's most famous cabaret, the Moulin Rouge in Paris, only hints at its sensational origins. Anna Meakin was so intrigued she wrote a book called Paris by Plaque about some of the 675 markers, and here's her tale of how the Moulin Rouge went from scandalous to historically significant.Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 January 2012 )
By Karen Fawcett
You’re coming to Paris, perhaps for business or as part of a trip to another part of Europe. With only two days in Paris, you can see the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and famous landmarks, but you can also stroll a flower market and dine with a view. Karen Fawcett has 10 tips with "must-see" Paris destinations sure to inspire a longer visit in your near future. ** This is a 2011 "Best of" Readers' Favorite story.Last Updated ( Saturday, 31 December 2011 )
By Lexy Delorme
France Miniature just outside of Paris is largely unnoticed by those who would most enjoy it: foreign visitors. Walking among replicas of famous French monuments (which can top 30 feet in height—not exactly miniature) is entertaining and educational for kids of all ages. Expat Lexy Delorme reviews her recent romp with her children at France Miniature.Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 August 2011 )
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