Paris + Day Trips

  • Finding Car Heaven at Paris Concept Car Showrooms

    By Norman Ball

    Fiat rally car at Motorvillage in Paris. Photo: MotorvillageParis is the place to see luxury cars, historic cars and concept cars. Norman Ball strolls along the Champs-Élysées and rue Faubourg St-Honoré, stopping to admire the views from Citroën, Renault and Jeep Motorvillage showrooms. Take his guided walking tour to the concept stores with bars and cafés and you may meet a Maserati owner or spot an elusive Maybach.

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 December 2011 )
  • Free and Inexpensive Paris Activities

    By Karen Fawcett

    Did you know you can come to Paris and not go home bankrupt? It takes planning, but there are year-round activities to enjoy indoors and out at free museums, cultural centers, author readings, markets and fairs, parks, and more. BonjourParis publisher Karen Fawcett has tips for enjoying free and inexpensive Paris activities that won't break the bank.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 18 December 2011 )
  • Rue Mouffetard in Paris: Latin Quarter Place to Meet, Eat, Drink, Dance and Shop

    By Loui Franke

    Rue Mouffetard street performers. Photo: L. FrankeWhere else but Paris can one actually enjoy dining at a a sidewalk café as a trio consisting of tuba, saxophone and banjo serenades just yards away? Loui Franke, author of Parisian Postcards, guides us to this quaint corner of the Latin Quarter where locals and travelers alike eat, drink, dance and shop on rue Mouffetard.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 January 2012 )
  • Paris Day Trip: Guinguette Auvergnate

    By Annabel Simms

    Patron at Guinguette Auvergnate. Photo: Annabel SimmsAnnabel Simms, author of An Hour From Paris, introduces us to Guinguette Auvergnate, a little corner of paradise just a few minutes from Paris on the banks of the Seine. Take a quick public transit ride to step back in time for an enjoyable afternoon of traditional delights of eating, drinking and dancing with the locals and one very welcoming patron.

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 November 2011 )
  • Tips for Travelers Visiting Paris During Labor Strikes

    By Karen Fawcett

    Here they come: strikes in Paris, the unavoidable autumn tradition that snarls or stops public transit and services. What can a foreign traveler headed to Paris do in advance to lessen the inconveniences? Karen Fawcett has tips for planning accordingly so you can navigate the city and still enjoy visiting Paris should you encounter a strike.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 January 2012 )
  • Chateau de Pimpean: Harvest Wine Tasting Near Saumur in the Loire Valley

    By Cathy Henton

    Chateau de Pimpean in the Loire Valley. Photo: Cathy ShoreChâteau de Pimpéan in the Loire Valley is a small vineyard with a 15th-century estate so historic that a replica of its chapel is displayed in the Paris museum Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine. Wine expert and Loire resident Cathy Shore invites travelers to leave Paris for a slower pace of life during harvest at the Pimpéan vineyards in the Loire.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 27 November 2011 )
  • Paris Day Trip to the Angers Apocalypse Tapestries

    By Sally Peabody

    Apocalypse tapestry detail. Photo: Adolphe William BouguereauAn easy day trip from Paris to Angers allows travelers the opportunity to view the world's largest known medieval tapestry, "The Apocalypse" at Château d'Angers. Panels from the 14th-century wool and weft tapestries tell biblical tales of apocalypse and redemption. Sally Peabody shares an inspired pilgrim's guide to visiting Angers in the Loire Valley.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 November 2011 )
  • Disneyland Paris Halloween Festival Through October 2011

    By Lexy Delorme

    Photo courtesy of Disneyland Paris Resort.

    Disneyland Paris is Europe’s #1 tourist destination and over 230 million have romped with Mickey and Friends since its 1991 opening. Autumn low-tourist season is a great time to go, especially during the annual month-long October Halloween celebrations. Lexy Delorme previews the Halloweenmosphère unique in Paris at “Disney’s Halloween Festival!”

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 September 2011 )
  • Paris Day Trip: Auvers sur Oise and Van Gogh's Last Days (With Video Tour)

    By Michele Kurlander

    Auvers. Photo: M. KurlanderA 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 )
  • Compiegne Day Trip: Royal Chateau, Famous Forest, WWII History and More

    By BP Editor

    Joan of Arc memorial in Compiegne.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 )
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