Paris Neighbourhoods

Paris Neighbourhoods

In the middle ages, walking the Latin Quarter would not have expended many calories. The Latin Quarter consisted of the area immediately surrounding the Sorbonne. La Sorbonne was a theology college created by Robert...

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,...

Place Pigalle is a public square located at the foot of Montmartre Butte between the 18th and 9th arrondissements of Paris, nestled in the heart of what once was home to painters’ ateliers, art...

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...

At first glance, it sounds like fantastic news for Parisian movie buffs. A huge new movie complex is set to be built in Belleville, in eastern Paris. The city commissioned the Olivier Palatre architectural...

The moment I stepped on to the runway at Paris Charles de Gaulle I was hit with a sweltering barrage of sticky July heat. Locals are known to leave the capital en masse in...

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...