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 […]

Eurostar Check-in at Gare du Nord

Eurostar Paris

The Eurostar Check in Procedure at Paris Gare du Nord is Easy and Painless: Our recent trip to Europe was an interesting one from a luggage perspective. Apart from our mobile office and camera equipment, we had clothing and shoes for the cold weather in Paris, smart clothing for our two-week boutique river cruise, walking […]

Wine Tasting in Paris at O’Chateau

O-Chateau Paris

Enjoy French Wine-Tasting in the Heart of Paris at O’Chateau : For anyone interested in tasting French wines during their holiday in Paris, O Chateau is a wine-tasting company that offers visitors the opportunity to learn about French wines and engage in wine-tasting in the heart of Paris. O Chateau was one of the attractions […]

Living Like a Local in our Paris Apartment

Apartment in Paris

Renting a Paris Apartment was a New Experience that Worked out Well: After many hours of searching for a Paris apartment, I finally settled on booking Olivier’s apartment through the VRBO network. When you haven’t rented apartments directly from strangers in the past, you get a bit uncertain about making a commitment, especially for a […]

Booking your Paris Apartment

Apartment in Paris

Booking your Paris Apartment Requires Some Work if You Want the Right Apartment: Over the past years, our visits to Paris have always been short trips of no more than a week and like the majority of visitors, we have always used hotels for our Paris accommodation. But for this trip, where we will be […]