Parks & Gardens

Parks & Gardens

In another bold step towards the pedestrianization of central Paris, Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced plans last week to transform the Trocadéro area into a “green corridor” linked to the Eiffel Tower. Slated to be...

The dust has barely settled on the tragic fire at Notre-Dame cathedral, but for anyone in need of a pick-me-up this weekend, the traditional Japanese spring festival Hanami is coming to Paris - and...

A trip to the Rodin Museum in the 7th arrondissement is always a good idea, no matter the season. Housed in the Hotel Biron (1730), a mansion which once served as Auguste Rodin's workshop...

There's a reason so many songs and poems have been dedicated to Paris in the springtime. The trees are in blossom, the daylight lingers longer, the café terraces fill up with Parisians heading out of...

Paris works her magic through many mechanisms – beauty, sustainability, constant evolution, the message that pleasure is important. One more way in which the city welcomes visitors and residents alike is through attention to...

When you think of France's wine-growing regions, Paris doesn't immediately spring to mind. How delightful to discover the pretty working vineyard, on top of Montmartre hill, in the shadow of Sacré-Cœur. In October there's...

With the heat of summer, I crave the sweetly perfumed white-fleshed peaches that arrive at the markets in Paris from the south of France. But nearly 150 years ago, Parisians stocked up on peaches...

In light of all the recent news, I realize that more than ever, I really do care—about art, literature, and compassion for strangers. So this week, I’d like to share my new favorite book...

Who says it only rains in Paris? From picnics to terrasse sun-bathing, Parisians love to have fun in the sun. The city's parks beckon, as do bike lanes for soaring down the boulevards on...

Surprisingly close to central Paris is the Parc Zoologique, a fantastic zoo that first opened in 1934 and was dramatically renovated over a six-year period ending in 2014. The park has over 1000 animals...

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,...

For the very first time in its history, the most iconic landmark in the City of Light is undergoing extensive refurbishments to improve, and beautify, the Eiffel Tower experience. The far-reaching project, led by...