Rue Mouffetard – A Lively and Busy Food Street

A busy rue Mouffetard

Rue Mouffetard is both Bohemian and Multicultural: Like rue Cler and rue Montorgueil, rue Mouffetard , in the 5th arrondissement, is another of the famous food and market streets in Paris. In fact this lively and busy pedestrian-only street is one of the oldest, having been built during Roman times. Visitors to rue Mouffetard will […]

Shakespeare and Company – A Legendary Bookshop

Shakespeare and Company Bookshop

Shakespeare Bookshop’s Reputation Far Exceeds the Size of its Shop: Shakespeare and Company is an independent English-language bookshop in the Latin Quarter that falls under the “legendary bookshop” category. When you have literary luminaries visiting Shakespeare and Company and when film-makers feature the bookshop in their movies, even if it’s ever so briefly as in […]

Rue Cler – A Famous Food Street in the 7th Arrondissement

Rue Cler, 7th Arrondissement

Rue Cler, in Paris 7th Arrondissement, is Famous as a Market Street: Rue Cler is a street in the 7th arrondissement that begins in the north at rue Saint-Dominique and ends in the south at Avenue de la Motte Picquet. For the many visitors who come in search of rue Cler, the interesting part of […]

Marché Président Wilson – A Paris Market with Great Food

Marché Avenue du Président Wilson

Marché Président Wilson is Noted for its Quality Food: If you love food, you’ll most certainly love the markets in Paris. Of the food markets that we visited in Paris, the Marché Président Wilson on Avenue du Président Wilson is my favourite. This large market in the 16th arrondissement has beautiful flowers, the freshest of fruits […]

Cimetière du Montparnasse – A Famous Paris Cemetery

Montparnasse Cemetery

Montparnasse Cemetery – The final resting place of many Legendary Artists and Intellectuals: Spread over an area of 19 hectares, Cimetière du Montparnasse is the second largest cemetery in Paris after Père Lachaise. Like Père Lachaise, it is the final resting place of many of France’s intellectual and artistic elites. A number of famous foreign […]

Deyrolle – A Unique Taxidermy Shop in the Heart of Paris

Deyrolle Taxidermist

Deyrolle Feels More like a Natural History Museum: When it comes to the unusual, Deyrolle is perhaps one of the more idiosyncratic shops in Paris. If you’re shopping for a gift that’s a little more unique than what you can find in Galeries Lafayette or the other Paris grand magasins, this shop has stuffed polar bears, […]

Marché des Enfants Rouges – A Paris Market in Le Marais

Les Enfants Rouges

Marché des Enfants Rouges – One of the Oldest Covered Markets in Paris: Marché des Enfants Rouges is said to be one of the oldest covered markets in Paris. But when you visit this traditional food market in the 3rd arrondissement, you’ll find nothing old about it. It has the season’s fruit and vegetables, fresh […]

Espace Dalí – The Surreal World of Dalí in Montmartre

Dalí Museum Paris

Espace Dalí has the largest collection of Dalí sculptures in France: Fans of Dalí will not want to miss a visit to Espace Dalí in Montmartre. In this small, but very well presented gallery is a magnificent collection of Dalí’s most important works including sculptures, lithographs, illustrations, engravings and other mediums. This permanent exhibition is […]

Archives Nationales Paris – Housing the History of France

French National Archives

Archives Nationales – A National Archives Created During the French Revolution: One of the most important sites in Paris, and perhaps one that is relatively unknown to visitors, is the Archives Nationales in the Marais District. Created during the French Revolution under the orders of Napoleon, the French National Archives hold one of the largest and […]

The Promenade Plantée – A Secret Paris Garden

Paris gardens

A Relaxing Stroll in the Promenade Plantée, an Unusual Paris Garden: The Jardin des Tuileries, Luxemburg Gardens and Bois de Vincennes are all historical Paris parks and gardens that tourists are familiar with.  One relatively new Paris Coulée Verte or green space that is somewhat of a secret garden is the Promenade Plantée.  Not many tourists […]