Le Procope – A Place of Rendezvous Through History

Le Procope, Famous Paris Restaurant

For Centuries, Le Procope Has Been a Meeting Place for the Literary Elite and Politicians: The times when we’ve strolled down the Cour du Commerce Saint André, a small cobbled pedestrian street of in the Latin Quarter, we’ve always stopped by the rear façade of Le Procope, one of the famous restaurants in Paris. It’s […]

Sainte-Chapelle – Famous for its Stunning Stained Glass

Sainte-Chapelle's stained glass windows

Sainte-Chapelle – A Royal Chapel Full of History and Famous for its Stained Glass: Long before we visited Sainte-Chapelle, I’d already seen many pictures of its exquisite stained glass windows. And, although it is said that a picture paints a thousand words, nothing quite prepares you for the stunning beauty of Sainte-Chapelle’s stained glass windows, […]

Pigalle – A District Famous for its Raunchy Nightlife

Paris Nightlife

The Pigalle District is Notorious for its Sex Shops, Adult Shows and Raunchy Nightlife: Except for a visit to the Moulin Rouge, the Pigalle district is not high on the list of many visitors’ must-visit Paris destinations, unless of course if you’re one of those visitors for whom the sex shops, adult entertainment, video stores, […]

Maison de Victor Hugo – Victor Hugo’s Apartment in Paris

Maison de Victor Hugo

The Maison de Victor Hugo Shows the Boundless Creative Talent of this Writer: Located in the south-eastern corner of Place des Vosges is the Maison de Victor Hugo, the apartment that Victor Hugo rented and lived in with his family for sixteen years. Although the richly decorated rooms that you see here are reconstructions of certain […]

Musée de la Poupée – Paris Dolls Museum

Paris Dolls Museum

Musée de la Poupée – A Paris Museum Sure to Delight Kids: An unusual Paris museum that is a good bet for children is the Musée de la Poupée, a private museum in the heart of the historic toy district in Paris 3rd arrondissement. With a permanent collection of some 600 dolls made between 1800 […]

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 […]