Parks & Gardens

Parks & Gardens
Parisians in Profile, Beekeeper Frédéric Eggers de Villepin. By Emma Jacobs

This is the first in an exclusive series of illustrated "Parisians in Profile" about Parisians from all walks of life, created by journalist Emma Jacobs. Here we feature Frédéric Eggers de Villepin, a member...
Jardin Yitzhak Rabin

Tucked away on the eastern end of Paris just north of the Seine there is an area not often mentioned when discussing places to visit in the City of Light. The neighborhood, known as...

Paris is one of the best cities to visit in the summer with its numerous parks and summer festivities to entertain everyone in the family. One of my favorite parks is Parc Floral in...
James Joyce in Zurich c. 1918/

Bloomsday is upon us. Today, Bonjour Paris celebrates the life of Irish writer James Joyce who spent 20 years in the French capital. With Joyce’s most prominent work Ulysses centering around two characters who...
Jardin des Plantes greenhouses

Question: Which French king had the bright idea of creating a structure to protect a highly-prized coffee plant? The Sun King, of course! According to a French professor of botany, this plant—the rarest of...
Chateau de Vincennes

On exiting the metro station at the end of the line 1 at Chateau de Vincennes, there is no need to ask directions to the castle or even consult a map, for there it...
picnic by the Seine

Springtime in Paris calls for picnics. Weather permitting, you’ll need the perfect combination of supplies, friends, and location to enjoy some leisurely alfresco dining. Into the summer, with the sun setting late into the...
UNESCO headquarters in Paris

A visit to the Paris headquarters of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is well off the beaten path for most tourists, but it would appeal to anyone who wants to see something...
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...
Berges de Seine/ courtesy Anne Hidalgo- Facebook

We’re counting down the days until the summer, when Paris will unveil the newly pedestrianized promenade along the Right Bank of the Seine. Following the huge success of the Berges de Seine project—which transformed a...
The Paris marathon by Bryan Pirolli

Over 43,000 runners met at the starting line on the Champs Elysées for the 40th Paris Marathon this April. While everyone always gushes about strolling the streets or taking a Vélib, let’s not forget that...
The Pont des Arts, Paris

Spring has officially sprung in the French capital, and there's nothing better! The spring season is an endless source of inspiration for ladies and gents of letters. French writer Victor Hugo wrote in his tome-turned-hit-musical-turned-hit-film, Les...