13 Stunning Eiffel Tower Alternatives if Tickets are Sold Out

Claire worked and wrote for Sight Seeker’s Delight for 7 years – read more here. 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![…]

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…[…]

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.[…]

What’s the Deal With May 1 in France?

Claire worked and wrote for Sight Seeker’s Delight for 7 years – read more here. If you’ve been in Paris on May 1, you may have noticed a strange phenomenon: most stores, museums, and monuments are closed. And why are lily of the valley flowers being sold everywhere? May is a month riddled with days[…]

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

Claire worked and wrote for Sight Seeker’s Delight for 7 years – read more here. 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[…]

5 Ways to Keep Warm in Paris This Winter

If you have been in Paris in January, you know what I mean when I say ‘brrrrrrr’. Winter sweeps a chill through the city, one that seeps through layers and layers of sweaters and socks… Now, in reality the temperature isn’t really that cold (never below 30°F), but you know what they say: everything is[…]

12 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. You really can’t discuss literature without mentioning a few of the French greats. And why not get some reading in while you’re planning your Paris trip?! It’s hard to imagine where would[…]

10 Books About Paris to Read Before Your Trip

Paris inspiration: find out the 10 books about Paris you need to read before your trip. So you’ve made the great leap – you’ve booked your trip to Paris! Whether this is your first time, or you consider yourself to be a veteran Paris traveler, it’s always pretty exhilarating clicking the ole ‘pay now’ button[…]

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[…]

Top Paris Holiday Markets 2016

The best 2016 Paris Christmas Markets, along with pros, cons, and a map In French it’s Marché de Noël. In English you would say Christmas markets or Holiday markets. In German it’s Christkindlmarkt. Well, whatever you call it, these markets are an amazing part of winter in Paris. Below you’ll find this year’s top Paris[…]

Paris Museum Loves Oscar Wilde

Your peek into the life of the Paris-loving literary genius “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Source: Napoleon Sarony, Wikimedia commons Most people exist, and most people have heard this quote at least once in their lives. It comes from Oscar Wilde, an Irish writer who[…]

10 Paris addresses for celebrating Halloween

Celebrating Halloween in Paris just got easier. Halloween in Paris is not on the same level as elsewhere in the world (lookin’ at you, United States). But as a holiday, it IS catching on here, slowly but surely! Masks, face paints, costumes (rental or purchase), decorations…. You can now find them all in Paris. As[…]