When Hollywood comes to Paris

I was innocently strolling my neighborhood when I saw a street blocked off to traffic. “Strange,” I thought, and I figured there must have been a fire though I couldn’t see any fire trucks. I continued walking down the street and before long I apparently accidentally stepped into a time machine because I was –[…]

Best 3 reasons to visit Laduree Champs-Elysees

Claire worked and wrote for Sight Seeker’s Delight for 7 years – read more here. Ladurée is a global household name, and many travelers are lucky enough to have a Ladurée in their home country. Yes, since its humble beginnings in 1862 as a simple bakery, Ladurée has now become an international brand. You can[…]

Summer must-do: Printemps Rooftop Cafe

SEPTEMBER 2017 UPDATE: Printemps rooftop cafe Deli-Cieux is currently undergoing renovations and is closed until further notice. However, as of June 2018 Galeries Lafayette has stepped in with a replacement option for you… you can visit their rooftop restaurant and bar (Laa Paillote and Le Cube Bar, respectively), which is accessible through the 7th floor[…]

The Surprising History of Paris Sales

I have a history lesson for you today… but it involves shopping too, so not to worry! Today marks the start of the bi-annual ‘soldes’ (sales) in Paris. If you’ve ever visited the city in July or January, you know exactly what I’m talking about. But how did these sales come about? And why are[…]

5 Reasons to climb Notre Dame Towers

Claire worked and wrote for Sight Seeker’s Delight for 7 years – read more here. Why climb Notre Dame Cathedral’s towers instead of a different Paris monument? There is no shortage of monuments to climb in Paris… the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Cœur Basilica, Montparnasse tower, even the Institut du Monde Arabe (check the views here).[…]

How to Build a Versailles Tour in 6 Easy steps

Sight Seeker’s Delight is building a walking tour of Versailles! Will it surprise you to know that you, yes you, are very directly involved in 2 of these 6 steps? We’re thinking about you all the time of course, with every note we make and story we tell. But you, Seekers of Sights, are 100%[…]

7 reasons you shouldn’t skip Petit Palais

The Petit Palais is an often-overlooked attraction in Paris. Travelers are charmed by the Champs-Elysées, awed by the Arc de Triomphe, seduced by the Seine river, and gung-ho about the Grand Palais. Somehow the Grand Palais’ little sister gets lost in the mix of all the incredible sites clumped into one neighborhood. But I’m here[…]

Montmartre Wine Festival

Did you know that under French law nothing can be built on a vineyard? It’s thanks to this neat little legal stipulation that Paris has its vineyard, the Clos de Montmartre. And without that vineyard October would not have its famous wine festival La Fete des Vendanges, making it a much less jovial time to[…]

Caféothèque for a Central-Paris Lunch and Coffee

Claire worked and wrote for Sight Seeker’s Delight for 7 years – read more here. Working in tourism, I’m constantly asked questions about Paris. Travelers who do our tours, visiting family or friends, friends of friends, random people on the street… It seems they all believe I am a beacon of Parisian knowledge! (I am.)[…]

Graveyard Love: Star-crossed Heloise and Abelard

This may be one of the most famous French love stories but it is also one of the saddest. Père Lachaise purportedly hosts these two famous lovers, Heloise and Abelard, in a beautiful tomb in the South of the cemetery near the main entrance. Abelard was a famous French philosopher, theologian, and logician. He began[…]

The Only French Onion Soup Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Claire worked and wrote for Sight Seeker’s Delight for 7 years – read more here. Search ‘French onion soup’ on Google. Go ahead, I dare you. What you’ll find is almost 3 million entries… and that’s in English Google only (try searching for any kind of French food on French Google and you’re in for[…]