Monuments & Sights

Monuments & Sights

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...

His feats have included climbing Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and scaling Salesforce Tower in London without a harness. And then there have been publicity stunts, like climbing the Four Seasons Hong Kong to promote the...

There's a reason so many songs and poems have been dedicated to Paris in the springtime. The trees are in blossom, the daylight lingers longer, the café terraces fill up with Parisians heading out of...

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...