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 […]

Les Catacombes de Paris – “An Empire of Death”

Les Catacombes de Paris

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries: Catacombes In spite of the somewhat forbidding sign over a stone portal to the ossuary which warns: “Arrête! C’est ici l’empire de la mort” (“Stop! This is the empire of death”), the Catacombes is one of the very popular attractions in Paris. Each year thousands of visitors come  to this […]

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 […]

Père-Lachaise – The World’s Most Visited Cemetery

Père-Lachaise Cemetery

A Visit to Père-Lachaise, the World’s Most Famous Cemetery: With more than two million visitors a year, Père-Lachaise is said to be one of the most visited cemeteries in the world and this afternoon, as the rain storm cleared away, we made our way to 20th arrondissement in the east of Paris. The main entrance […]

A Fascinating Visit to the Paris Chocolate Museum

Paris chocolate museum

The Musée Gourmand du Chocolat Has 4,000 Years of Cocoa History: We normally wouldn’t have gone to a chocolate museum like the Musée Gourmand du Chocolat as on the surface, it seems like something that’s been created just for tourists.  However, it was one of the free attractions in our Paris Pass and so we called […]

Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux Cité

Marché aux fleurs et aux oiseaux

Paris Markets: Flower Market and Bird City: An interesting Paris market to visit in the 4th arrondissement is the Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux Cité. This City Flower and Bird Markets have been operating at the Place Louis Lépine on the Ile de la Cité since 1808. As the name indicates, the Marché aux […]

Rue Montorgueil – A Foodie’s Paradise

rue Montorgueil

Rue Montorgueil Is a Must-Visit for Anyone Who Loves Food: One of the more interesting and vibrant streets in the 1st and 2nd arrondissements of Paris is rue Montorgueil. The bustling nature of this pedestrian street was captured by Monet in his 1878 painting. Today rue Montorgueil is famous for its food shops and you […]

Major Paris Museums and Galleries (2)

Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet

Paris: Museums and Galleries Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet Musée Picasso Musée Rodin Maison de Victor Hugo Espace Dali à Montmartre The Claude Monet Foundation at Giverny Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet 2, rue Louis-Boilly, Paris, France 75016 tel: 42-24-07-02 www.marmottan.com Métro : Muette (Line 9 : Pont de Sèvres – Mairie de Montreuil) RER : Boulainvilliers (line C) […]