Monuments & Sights

Monuments & Sights

Bonne année et bonnes nouvelles! France Today is ushering in the New Year with a series of luxury tours around France’s most beautiful destinations – and we’re inviting you to join us! Brand new for...

If you have unlimited financial resources and fancy an extravagant but refined stay in Paris, you'll want to consider  the Pompadour Suite, which recently opened at Le Meurice, a palace hotel located across from the...
Notre Dame cathedral

The Bonjour Paris editorial team recently requested reader submissions with memories from first trips to Paris. We were overwhelmed with wonderful responses, which we will be publishing here. Voici, the first installment, by author...
Admiring masterpieces from the "Shchukin Collection" at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

Please allow me a minute to wax poetic. I just had the opportunity to see “Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection” at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, which left me speechless. If you are...
A still from the 2004 film "36 quai des Orfèvres" starring Gérard Depardieu

Standing on the corner of Pont Saint-Michel and looking across the Seine, it's impossible to miss the immense structure wrapping itself around the corner of the quai des Orfèvres and the Blvd du Palais....
Maison Bucherer

One of the most exciting events on the French cultural calendar is Journées européennes du patrimoine, or European Heritage Days, when thousands of French historic sites are open to the public, free of charge....

Musée Carnavalet’s 456-year-old structure will receive a significant facelift over the next three years. The revamp, which is scheduled to begin this October, is hoped to breathe new life into an old favorite. Devoted to...

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch...
Bastille Day fireworks

Bastille Day. La Fête Nationale. Quatorze Juillet. The 14th of July goes by many names in France. Whatever name you choose, it is a day of national pride and patriotism... and partying. Originally called Fête de...
The Palais Garnier

Of the many symbols of Paris, the Palais Garnier is certainly one of those most closely associated with the city. The opera house was finished in 1875 and it may very well be the...
"Monuments en Mouvement" at the Conciergerie

When visiting a museum, the observer moves around the space in an organized manner, quietly soaking up the history, almost as if in a trance. Artistic director Simon Pons-Rotbardt decided to challenge this movement...
James Joyce in Zurich c. 1918/

Bloomsday is upon us. Today, Bonjour Paris celebrates the life of Irish writer James Joyce who spent 20 years in the French capital. With Joyce’s most prominent work Ulysses centering around two characters who...