Monuments & Sights

Monuments & Sights

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...

How many technicians does it take to change a light bulb in the Eiffel Tower? The Eiffel Tower, loved by most, loathed by the likes of Guy de Maupassant who dined at the Tower daily,...

Of the hundreds of museums in Paris, the Musée de Cluny is one of our favorites: a gem in the Latin Quarter devoted to the Middle Ages. The building itself is remarkable. Dating from...

Corey Frye, also known as “A French Frye in Paris,” spends much of his days pounding the cobblestones in Paris as he leads tours around the city. Along the way, he spots wonderful panoramas, cafés,...

Here’s a dispatch from Oliver Gee, the host of The Earful Tower podcast. This time he tells the story about the crocodiles apparently living in the Canal Saint-Martin. I’ve always found the Canal Saint-Martin in...

Corey Frye, also known as “A French Frye in Paris,” spends much of his days pounding the cobblestones in Paris as he leads tours around the city. Along the way, he spots wonderful panoramas, cafés,...

One is spoiled for choice for hotels in Paris. I am always hesitant at the lower end of the budget as I have had some horrors and my coffers don’t permit much choice. So...

Lately I've been re-reading The Cathedral Builders, written by Jean Gimpel, a man of diverse interests born in Paris in 1918. During World War II he was involved in a Resistance group blowing up...

A tricky question... For those visitors who have a short stopover in Paris, how best to see the City of Light? What are the must-see experiences, restaurants, and attractions? In a city renowned around...

It's no secret that Paris is a perfect city for flâneurs. With treasures to be discovered around every turn, the French capital is a city that's meant to be strolled. But what are the best walking...

For first-time visitors to Paris, a city itinerary isn't complete without stops at mythical sites like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum. And even travelers who return again and again to the City...

Discover French country living in the 18th century just 26 kilometers west of Paris. Château de Champs-sur-Marne was constructed between 1703 and 1708 at the request of Louis XIV’s financier, Paul Poisson de Bourvallais....