4 Enchanting Castle Day Trips from Paris

Take a quick train ride to live in a fairy tale for a day One of the most awesome parts about Paris is its central location in France. Okay – it’s maybe not the first thing you think of when you hear ‘awesome’ and ‘Paris’, but hear me out! Spending time in France’s capital and[…]

13 Stunning Eiffel Tower Alternatives if Tickets are Sold Out

Eiffel Tower tickets sell out months in advance. Didn’t get yours? We can help. So you go to the official Eiffel Tower website to get your tickets but, oh no, they’re totally sold out for the dates you’re in Paris! This is actually a very common occurrence because most travelers don’t plan out all their[…]

6 Paris Souvenirs for a Sweet Tooth

Skip the eiffel tower shirts and come home with some delicious, unique souvenirs instead. Picture this – it’s your last day in Paris. You’ve seen all of the major monuments, the stunning architecture, and the pretty parks. You’ve drank the wine, you’ve had some laughs, you’ve maybe even done a few tours with us! You’ve[…]

Planning a Paris Vacation? Avoid These 14 Common Mistakes

An expert’s advice in how to maximize your time (and money) in Paris by avoiding these mistakes . “Paris is always a good idea.” That’s a quote by Audrey Hepburn’s title character in the film Sabrina. Well, I certainly belive that, but I’ll add on a second part: “Paris is always a good idea… but[…]

Orsay Museum: 3 Fun Things to Know Before Going

You think you know, but you have no idea… Okay, maybe opening an article about Paris’ culture-rich history with a line from MTV’s show ‘Diary’ is a bit… off. (But seriously, remember that show?) Nevermind all that because your brain is going to get soaked in culture right now. Marinated in it. Simmered slow, on[…]

9 (Surprisingly Easy) Ways to Avoid Tourist Trap Restaurants in Paris

How to avoid that 50 euro meal of stale bread and flat beer. Stale bread and flat beer, you may scoff. In Paris? Incomprehensible! But… though Paris is known for stellar food, there IS indeed a darker side to eating out in the Capital of Cuisine. Yes, I’m referring to the Paris Tourist Trap Restaurant.[…]

8 Cool Ways Paris is Going Green

Ecology in Paris is not an abstract idea, it’s our health, our quality of life, and the means of the future. That’s a quote from Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris. She’s been a big factor in Paris’ recent push to be less polluting and more ecological. Of course as the city that hosted the COP21[…]

8 Intriguing Things You Didn’t Know About the Louvre

What you didn’t know about the good ol’ Louvre will shock and delight you. Ever feel like getting the side eye from a painting? Paris’ Louvre museum is definitely the place to go to see famous paintings, especially ones that seem half-magic… looking at you, Mona! The world famous Mona Lisa isn’t the only baffling[…]

5 Unique Paris Parks Perfect for Picnics

Don’t get caught with your picnic-pants down this year – go somewhere unique. Image: Wikicommons Spring in Paris… le sigh. One of our favorite authors, Henry Miller, once said, “When Spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise.” We couldn’t agree more! Know what else spring in Paris[…]

Melting Chocolate-Caramel Minicake

For those days when you don’t give a damn about diets (aka those days when you’re French). Is it funny because it’s true, or sad because it’s true? The French certainly don’t seem to go on diets, generally keeping to their carb & cream with a side of wine ways. I’m sure they don’t eat[…]

9 Best French Authors of All Time

The French have given us more than just good wine and sweet treats… turns out they have a way with words, as well. We really can’t discuss literature without mentioning a few of the French greats. Where would we be without one-liners like ‘Love is a reciprocal torture’? Thanks Monsieur Proust! Read on below to[…]

18 Unique Paris Gifts They Will Actually Thank You For

This holiday season, give them gifts they’ll actually thank you for. Enough with the keychains, notebooks, and cufflinks splattered with “I love you Paris”. Down with the Eiffel tower salt shakers, the Paris skyline magnets, the berets, lthe badly-translated wall art… This holiday season, gift something unique! Something your Paris lover will actually appreciate and[…]