New Year’s Concerts in Paris

New Year's Concerts in Paris

New Year in Paris: Enjoy a Range of New Year Concerts at Famous Churches in Paris: If you’re spending New Year in Paris, I’m envious! For those looking to enjoy the New Year in Paris with some beautiful classical music, the City of Light has much to offer.  Paris has some of the most beautiful […]

Grand Theâtre and the Opéra de Dijon

Opera de Dijon

Grand Theâtre – The Grand Opera Venue of the Opéra de Dijon: As the name implies, the Grand Theâtre de Dijon on Place Theâtre is a grand opera house in the historic centre of Dijon. Each season, the Opéra de Dijon and a variety of different companies perform an eclectic mixture of operas, from the […]

Salle Pleyel – A Celebrated Concert Hall in Paris

Concerts in Paris

Salle Pleyel – A Celebrated Concert Hall in the Most Fashionable Paris Street The Salle Pleyel is a performing arts centre on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, one of the most fashionable streets in Paris. The concert hall hosts some 200 concerts each year and the building is also home to the Orchestre de Paris and […]

My Top 10 Free Things to Do in Paris

Shopping in Paris: Galeries Lafayette

Paris resident Allison Lounes chooses ten of her favourite free activities in the City of Lights! Going to Paris can be expensive. Unfortunately, most of the popular tourist attractions like the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower are pricey too. While you certainly shouldn’t neglect the most famous museums and attractions in the world, you don’t […]

Immerse Yourself in the Music World at the Cité de la Musique

Cite de la Musique

Cité de la Musique – Paris City of Music: The Cité de la Musique in Paris is a venue which offers music lovers the opportunity to be totally immersed in the music world. More than just a venue for music performances, the Cité de la Musique contains the Musée de la Musique which has an […]

Marché Rungis – The World’s Largest Fresh Produce Market

Cheese at the Marché Rungis, wholesale market

Marché Rungis (Rungis Market) is the World’s Largest Fresh Produce Wholesale Market: For the foodie, Paris has always offered the opportunity to visit lively neighbourhood food markets where all kinds of wonderful foods are on display.  If, like me, you enjoy visiting Paris markets and finding out about the seasonal food in Paris, there is […]

Reblochon – The Cheese Name With Quite a Story

Reblochon Cheese

Reblochon Cheese is From the Haute-Savoie Region and is AOC Accredited: We first came across Reblochon cheese when we were travelling in Annecy. This soft washed-rind and smear-ripened French cheese is a specialty of the Haute-Savoie region and so as cheese lovers we had some of this delicious cheese. Reblochon was first produced in the […]

A New “Palace” Classification for French Hotels

Le Bristol, Paris Hotel

Your French Hotel Could be A “Palace” Under a New Hotel Classification: If your holiday fantasies include staying in a palace during your French holidays, perhaps this is not so out of reach with the new French hotel classification. Eight amongst the very best 5-star hotels in France have been awarded the distinction of “Palace”. […]

Sainte Chapelle Paris Concerts at Easter

Sainte Chapelle Paris Concerts

Enjoy Classical Concerts in the Amazing Setting of Sainte Chapelle: This Easter, enjoy classical concerts in the amazing Sainte Chapelle church, one of the most breathtaking sights in Paris and a hidden treasure of Parisian architecture. Easter at La Sainte Chapelle: Pergolesi, Händel, Vivaldi – This special Easter weekend concert at Sainte Chapelle features works […]

Eglise St Sulpice – A Place of History and Fiction

St Sulpice Gnomon by Daniele Raffo/Wiki

St Sulpice – Brought into the Limelight by The Da Vinci Code: The visit of Silas, the scary albino monk and assassin, to St Sulpice in search of the Holy Grail is a scene that endures in my memory.  And, since The Da Vinci Code, a visit to Eglise St Sulpice will probably never be […]