Monuments & Sights

Monuments & Sights

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...

Imagine a small village and church surrounded by meadows, wetlands and forests filled with wild game, very much like a Millet or Poussin painting of the French countryside. The year was 1607. Into this...

In light of all the recent news, I realize that more than ever, I really do care—about art, literature, and compassion for strangers. So this week, I’d like to share my new favorite book...

Many would argue that the best view in Paris is from the top of the Eiffel Tower. In my experience, the most magnificent and unique outlook in Paris is to be had at the...

Here’s a dispatch from Oliver Gee, the host of The Earful Tower podcast. This time he talks about what it’s like to have tea at the residence of the Australian ambassador, right in front of...

As a world culture capital, Paris is packed with renowned art institutions. But even beyond the Louvre, the Orsay, and the Pompidou Center, the City of Light is home to smaller, less visited museums...

If you have visited Paris, you will have seen the ubiquitous Wallace Fountain standing in every park, and many a corner. You will have read about the history of the fountains on Bonjour Paris,...

For the very first time in its history, the most iconic landmark in the City of Light is undergoing extensive refurbishments to improve, and beautify, the Eiffel Tower experience. The far-reaching project, led by...

Is there is anything more romantic than sitting under pink blossoms? And the good news is that you don’t have to travel all the way to Japan, either. Here in Paris there are a...