Lifestyle

Lifestyle

In the middle ages, walking the Latin Quarter would not have expended many calories. The Latin Quarter consisted of the area immediately surrounding the Sorbonne. La Sorbonne was a theology college created by Robert...

Last year 40 million tourists visited Paris. How can anyone hope to experience the real Paris hidden behind so many eager visitors? Of course, all of it is real, the history, the culture, the...

Editor's Note: We are pleased as punch to announce that Janet Hulstrand-- writer, editor, writing coach, teacher, and Bonjour Paris contributor-- has just published a new book called Demystifying the French: How to Love Them, and...

A joy of shopping in Paris is discovering "Made in France" brands which are a showcase for the country's savoir-faire. One of our favorites is Verbreuil, a maison of Haute Maroquinerie offering a collection...

Paris has been a champion of sustainability as long as I can remember. Well prior to hosting the Paris climate accords signed in December of 2015 and endorsing their support in the agreement reached...

The magic of Paris is alive and well. After all, the City of Light puts on its best show during the holiday season. From the ever-changing five-story holiday tree at Galeries Lafayette, to the artistic...

When it comes to fragrances, tastes differ greatly. Some of us prefer more sweet and floral while others gravitate towards spicy and oaky scents. Our sense of smell is closely linked to our emotions,...

Some very common words or expressions in English or French can’t be translated by a single word in the other language. They require several words or another expression to express precisely their meaning. For cultural...

The unique charm of Paris is based upon its savoir-vivre, that je ne sais quoi... the indescribable, yet completely recognizable, way of life which has become embedded in our subconscious. To “think Paris”, as the...

It’s official. We’ve commenced the most wonderful time of the year in Paris… The Christmas festivities have kicked off in the French capital! Indeed you’d be hard-pressed to find a more perfect place to...

Celebrating cooler weather and fresh starts, let’s take the plunge and re-charge the batteries with five slightly bizarre bathtub tales from the City of Light. And why not? As my indomitable grandmother used to say,...

You’d be hard-pressed to find a cooler, more inspirational setting for a yoga session. The Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, perched high on the Trocadéro in the 16th arrondissement, is the city’s architecture...