Monuments & Sights

Monuments & Sights

George Whitman was born in East Orange, New Jersey in 1913. And over the course of his 98 years of life, he would go on to leave an indelible impression on the literary world...

Le Quatorze Juillet? La Fête Nationale? Bastille Day? Call it what you like; France’s national day by any other name would smell as sweet… Marking the turning point in the French Revolution, with the storming of...

The Catacombs, built in the 18th century to take the strain off overflowing graveyards, have long been one of Paris's most popular tourist sites, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The 1.7...

The Bonjour Paris editorial team requested reader submissions with memories from first trips to Paris. We were overwhelmed with wonderful responses, which we are publishing in a special series. (Read other installments here.) Below, Ron...

If asked "where is the best view in Paris?," you would probably scroll through a mental Rolodex of the highest points in the city. The Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, your friend's...

The talk of the town in Paris this spring is the opening of an exciting new music venue on the L'île Seguin, an island in the Seine at the western edge of the city. Officially...

In Paris, history comes to life, as we trek down cobblestone streets, surrounded by extraordinary centuries-old buildings, churches, mansions and homes. The Auberge Nicolas Flamel, the oldest stone house in Paris, is one of...

“Never shall I forget the little faces of the children whose bodies turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky... even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself.” ...

Consider the current state of the world. Anti Semitism and antipathy towards Muslims, immigrants, refugees and others have become more blatant both on the streets and in the halls of government. Violence against minorities is...

The Bonjour Paris editorial team requested reader submissions with memories from first trips to Paris. We were overwhelmed with wonderful responses, which we are publishing in a special series. (Read other installments here.) Below, Mary Ellen...

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more glorious setting than the Opéra de Paris for the launch of the 2017 Parisian cultural season. With its sumptuous interiors (not to mention the ceiling frescos painted...

“Of all the things Paris has made, it alone has neither wit nor soul,” Hilaire Belloc, French historian and writer, said of the Eiffel Tower in 1900. He wasn’t the only disenchanted critic of...