French holiday traditions: celebrate à la Française

How exactly do the French get down for Christmas and New Years? I know what you’re thinking – if we’re celebrating the same holidays how different can it get? Well… get ready to be shocked and amazed, non-French people. We’ve mapped out the major winter holidays of Christmas and New Years to give you an[…]

Paris in winter: 6 key facts you need to know

Don’t let the cold weather blues keep you from having a good time in Paris Are you visiting Paris in the winter? First of all: kudos to you. You’re avoiding the huge crowds! There are some things that are pretty important to know before you visit, though. So whether you’ve got a trip planned already[…]

2017 Paris Holiday Market Guide

Upated Paris Christmas Markets, everything you need to know: which markets are best, opening days, pros, cons, and a map Do you call it Marché de Noël? Christmas market? Holiday market? Christkindlmarkt? Well, whatever you call it, these little markets are an pretty fun part of winter in Paris. But there are so many of[…]

4 Different Routes to Versailles You Need to Know

Feeling confused on exactly how to get from Paris to Versailles? We’re here to help! The internet can feel like an overwhelming place when you’re looking for reliable information. But nestled between between all the fake news, cat memes, and other randomness you don’t really have a use for, there is some helpful information. Especially[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

5 Reasons to climb Notre Dame Towers

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). But for a true climb into history (and honestly the most breathtaking views I’ve ever[…]

Guide to Louvre Secret Entrances

Updated September 2017 for accuracy One of the most beautiful times to visit Paris is during the summer months of July and August. The days are long and warm, and the sky is (usually) clear and bright. But of course, it is also peak season. The streets are brimming with visitors, all desperate to visit[…]

Paris Christmas Markets and Local Delicacies

Many people might wonder, why visit Paris in the ‘off season’ (November – January)… when really there is so much that Paris has to offer during this time! Yes it can be a wee bit chilly some days, but the lines are infinitely quieter for all the major tourist attractions. Not only that, but if you[…]