Guide to Louvre Secret Entrances

Avoid long waits at the Louvre by visiting less-used museum entrances. If you’re like most visitors to Paris, you’re probably looking to schedule your trip in the summer. And who can blame you? Not me, definitely. One of the most beautiful times to visit Paris is during the summer months of June, July, and August.[…]

Top 7 Unique Romantic Paris Activities

Surprising and original ways to spend time with your love in Paris This article was originally published on 3 February 2014, but has been updated for freshness. Not quite sure what to do with that special someone? Well… take him or her to Paris, firstly. That’s always a good place to start. But let’s be[…]

5 Unique Rainy Day Paris Activities

This article was originally posted on 2 June 2016, but has been updated with new information. Paris is lacking a little vitamin D right now… but that doesn’t mean we need to shut ourselves away in the darkness and hibernate until June actually feels like June… There are plenty of Paris activities to keep you[…]

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[…]

What to bring on a picnic at Versailles

A checklist so you don’t forget the essentials when planning a the perfect French-style picnic! How often do you go on picnics? Well if you’re in Paris, you’ll notice that they’re kind of a way of life. But it’s not rare to hear “nobody brought the wine opener?!” or to wind up with 8 baguettes[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]