Monuments & Sights

Monuments & Sights

You plan your trip to Paris and have all the big things on your list to see. The Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre and-- if you are brave-- maybe even the...

Amongst the great and the good in Père Lachaise cemetery-- the poets and the artists, Molière, Delacroix, Edith Piaf and Morrison’s own great idol, Oscar Wilde-- lies the grave of the legendary singer of...

Love Paris? Visit regularly and already know the major tourist sites? Here's a tip. A new initiative called #ExploreParis has designed unique, "out of the box" ways to explore the City of Light. This...

Oui, you heard that right. There is an annual race in Paris where professional runners take to the steps of the Iron Lady to race to the top. Called “la Verticale de la Tour...

As you stroll along the cobblestones of Paris, never miss a chance to take a peek inside the inviting open doors of the many churches. For it is inside that you'll find a treasure...

Hidden passageways and underground treasures… Bien sûr there are still secrets in Paris! Just recently, the spotlight has fallen on a forgotten crypt, hidden beneath a parking garage in the 5th arrondissement. Le Parisien...

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...

In November 2017, Notre Dame had another monumental event in its long history: An incredible illumination presentation emblazoned on the front façade. Bruno Seillier, who has created and directed similar light shows in other historic...

An interesting fact about Paris church organs: I read recently that out of the 150 churches and 50 convents in Paris in 1789, 130 of them vanished as a result of the “tsunami” that...

One of our favorite events of the fall is les Journées du Patrimoine, European Heritage Days, when monuments across Europe open their doors for special visits— free of charge. In France alone there are...

After a rejuvenating summer vacation in France, it's La Rentrée, "the return" to the classroom and to the office. September also means a flurry of exciting new cultural exhibits, restaurant openings and the like--...

Did you know that the Louvre is the most popular museum on the planet? This colossal culture icon— home to some of the world’s most famous works of art (bonjour, Mona Lisa!)— welcomed 8.1...