Monuments & Sights

Monuments & Sights

The Journées du Patrimoine occurs on the 3rd weekend of September each year and is a must for anyone that loves Paris history and architecture. Historic buildings that are usually closed to the public...

One of the more esoteric locations in Paris is the Club des Hashischins located in the Hotel de Lauzun on the Île Saint-Louis. Founded by Charles Baudelaire and his friend Théophile Gauthier in 1844,...

Ahhhh the rive gauche, the home of the Latin Quarter, Jardin du Luxembourg and the Eiffel Tower. The ancient, cobbled streets that were well traveled by the Lost Generation of Hemingway and Fitzgerald and...

Your first trip to Paris is most likely filled with a must-see list of all the big sites-- Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Sacré-Cœur, Musée du Louvre-- and there is absolutely nothing wrong with...

Paris. Sunday March 31, 1889 at 1:30pm, Engineer Gustave Eiffel climbed the tower and raised a French tricolor on the occasion of the World's Fair. A 1,063-feet tall architectural masterpiece was born. It was...

In another bold step towards the pedestrianization of central Paris, Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced plans last week to transform the Trocadéro area into a “green corridor” linked to the Eiffel Tower. Slated to be...

Soon Parisians might be dining in an abandoned underground metro station, or exercising on a climbing wall under the elevated line 6 metro in the 13th arrondissement. A recent CityLab article by Feargus O'Sullivan looks...

As we celebrate the month of the prestigious Paris Opera's 350th anniversary - and reflect on the glitz and glamour of last week's red carpet gala in its name - here are a few...

Paris has two remarkable and unusual pagodas. Curiously, neither was built as a sanctuary or shrine. On the outside, one is bold and conspicuous while the other is discreet and hidden in a thick...

With deep grief and disbelief, we watched the fire that devastated Notre-Dame cathedral on Monday night. Thankfully Paris's brave firefighters were able to extinguish the flames and save the structure from complete destruction. We...

Even if you’ve never been, I reckon you have a place in your heart for Paris. Paris is an iconic city – one of the world’s best. So, when Paris hurts, the world hurts. And...

Paris has two remarkable and unusual pagodas. Curiously, neither was built as a sanctuary or shrine. On the outside, one is bold and conspicuous while the other is discreet and hidden in a thick...