Musée de la Magie (Magic Museum)

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries Georges Proust’s Museum of Magic is in the Marais district, and the museum itself is housed below ground in ancient vaulted chambers built of stone. There are magical antiques, interactive illusions (around 15 interactive "curiosities") … [Read more...]

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries The Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme comprises a unique collection of artefacts and documents in a beautiful 17th century building, the Hôtel de Saint-Aignan. The museum is arranged so that after the introductory hall, each room … [Read more...]

Musée Carnavalet

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries Located (where else?) but in the Marais, the Musée Carnavalet is where you'll find the history of Paris literally laid out before you. If you want a close look at the French Revolution and the history of Paris through the centuries (really up to … [Read more...]

Musée de la Publicité (Museum of Advertising)

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries If you're into old advertising posters, this place has them in spades! Those of us of a certain age remember that "Aristide Bruant dans son cabaret " poster and others by Toulouse-Lautrec well, having seen them gracing many a student flat … [Read more...]

My Top 10 Free Things to Do in Paris

Paris resident Allison Lounes chooses ten of her favourite free activities in the City of Lights! Going to Paris can be expensive. Unfortunately, most of the popular tourist attractions like the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower are pricey too. While you certainly shouldn't neglect the most … [Read more...]

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Normandy, one of fourteen permanent overseas American WWII cemeteries: A visit to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial was part of our tour to see some of the Normandy landings sites, the famous landing beaches, the Caen Memorial and other reminders of Normandy's place in World War II … [Read more...]

Farms, cottages, villas, beachfront properties in France for sale or rent

A property in France can be a good investment Whether your dream is a farm or cottage in the Dordogne, a South of France villa or a beachfront property in Provence, the question of buying or renting is always the first question to be considered. Taking down the "For Sale" sign is easy, but … [Read more...]