Paris Neighbourhoods

Paris Neighbourhoods

The big day has arrived: Paris it is! You already picture yourself living there and while you start smiling and jumping everywhere, the panic invades your heart: “Where should I settle down? Which district?...

There is no better way of getting yourself in the mood for a short weekend trip than watching a film set in that city. Breakfast at Tiffany’s in New York, Wow. Vicky Christina in Barcelona, superb....
The rue Vieille-du-Temple and the Picasso Museum

North of the historic Marais district, the third arrondissement (Haut Marais) entices visitors with its tangle of streets, non-touristic charm and fashionable addresses. Once a manufacturing hub, this now uber-trendy neighborhood first made its mark on the...

Paris has always been a trailblazing city. In 1878, the city installed arced electric street lamps – they were the first city to do so. Restaurants, as we think of them, began in Paris. SCUBA attire...
view of the Bassin de la Villette from the Paname Brewing Company

The time-honored tradition of getting to know Paris by walking its streets can take many forms. Ranging from a formal guided tour to a leap into the unknown with a random ramble, there is...

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...