Parks & Gardens

Parks & Gardens

This summer, the Mona Bismarck American Center in the 16th arrondissement plays host to Summer House- a two month festival with live music concerts, DJ sets, cinema screenings, tasty food and even tastier cocktails. The...

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....

Le Quatorze Juillet? La Fête Nationale? Bastille Day? Call it what you like; France’s national day by any other name would smell as sweet… Marking the turning point in the French Revolution, with the storming of...

“It’s one of the most beautiful examples of a Restoration-period mansion still within its original grounds” is how the former curator of Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris, Nicolas Sainte Fare Garnot, describes the former family...

Enjoy the royal treatment at the four-star Vienna House Dream Castle Hotel. Inspired by the splendour of historic European castles, this is a fine retreat with a magical Disney twist. And best of all,...

It was in June of 1840, the month of roses, when Pierre-Joseph Redouté died suddenly at the age of eighty. His coffin was laid to rest in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris with a...

It's official: Spring has sprung in the city. Parisians have awakened from their long winter slumbers and ventured back into the city's squares and parks. Pink and white blossoms are everywhere. Flowering trees can be...

Versailles presents Robert Doisneau’s Vogue Years and looks forward to the 9th edition of Esprit Jardin and a rare opportunity to visit the King’s Vegetable Garden Robert Doisneau, Les Années Vogue Presenting a little-known aspect of the genius...

I enjoy being a lone traveler occasionally, even though my husband is an almost perfect travel companion. He has an unerring sense of direction; when we come to a crossroad, he knows instinctively which...

The Bonjour Paris editorial team recently requested reader submissions with memories from first trips to Paris. We were overwhelmed with wonderful responses, which we are publishing in a special series. (Read other installments here.) Here,...

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....

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...