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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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.[…]

2017 Complete guide to useful apps for Paris

Technology has your back for your next trip to Paris It can be overwhelming to travel to a new country, especially one that speaks a different language than you. But – joy of joys – technology really has your back. Most of you will be traveling with data plans, so apps are your friend while[…]

Summer must-do: Printemps Rooftop Cafe

SEPTEMBER 2017 UPDATE: Printemps rooftop cafe Deli-Cieux is currently undergoing renovations and is closed until further notice. As nice weather arrives in Paris, there’s nothing better than grabbing a drink or some food with a view. And with the bi-annual Paris sales happening (I know you’ll be out there taking advantage of some sweet deals!),[…]

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[…]

5 Unique Rainy Day Paris Activities

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 going even in the worst of weather. Our suggestions below! CAFES I mean, we ARE in[…]

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[…]

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[…]