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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Musée des Egouts de Paris (Paris Sewers Museum)

Musée des Égouts

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries: Musée des Egouts – the Paris Sewers Museum: For anyone looking for an off-the-beaten track experience in Paris, you couldn’t get more off-beat than a visit underground to the Musée des Egouts (Paris Sewer Museum). Yes, there really is a Museum of the Sewers in Paris where more than 2,400 kilometres […]

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 […]