Paris Neighbourhoods

Paris Neighbourhoods

France has never done manifestations and revolutions half heartedly. Indeed they may well be built into the French psyche, protests a natural response to discontent, but nowhere was the call, ‘To the Barricades!’ demonstrated...

When did you move to the U.S., and where do you live there? I moved in January 2016, and I live in Philadelphia. Why did you move to the U.S., and what...
Kasia Dietz

Have you seen the new France Today magazine? Now available on the newsstand, our sister publication has unveiled a new look! For the June-July 2016 issue, France Today showcases insider recommendations from some of the Paris-based journalists and bloggers who write for...
Easter process in rue de Buci

The sixth arrondissement has always been synonymous with writers and artists, its cafes more famous for their clientele than the food or drink they served. Café de Flore, Les Deux Magots and Brasserie Lipp...
Printemps

Although I live in Paris, many of my favorite Instagram accounts feature the City of Light. As a Francophile and lover of pretty pictures, a stream teeming with shots of Sacré-Coeur, Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Île...
vintage postcard of the Eglise d'Auteuil

When I was living in Paris years ago, I had the great fortune to live in a lovely area not generally frequented by tourists. Even today, it is still off the beaten circuits. I...
Basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre

(This is the second installment in a series of articles on Montmartre. Click here for Part I.) With a new year, comes the inclination and resolve to try new things (as well as the quotidian...
Cours du Commerce Saint-André by mbzt

In this second installment of the series, I’ve listed four new escape routes to help duck away from the tourist thoroughfares in search of the city’s quieter side. These tucked-away alternatives are often just...
Toulouse-Lautrec painting the Moulin Rouge

In its bohemian heyday of the 19th century, Montmartre became the home of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec for the whole of his adult life. No other artist identified with Montmartre like Toulouse-Lautrec. He became synonymous with this Parisian...
The rue des Martyrs by Richard Nahem

I’ve always been a fan of the rue de des Martyrs, happily showing off to my tour clients one of the best-kept secret streets of Paris. After reading the insightful and entertaining book The...

One of the larger but perhaps lesser known arrondissements in Paris, the 12th offers a myriad of great things to see and do, off the beaten tourist track. Its vast expanse of outdoor space coupled with...
Mur Vegetal Patrick Blanc

Coiled deep inside the city’s shell of districts sits the 2nd arrondissement and a neighborhood of delightful contrasts. Both gloriously grandiose and quietly quaint, at times royal and at others revolutionary, you’ll find a mélange...