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A foolproof guide to feeling comfortable in Paris

Paris is a city that millions of people visit every year, and for good reason, this city rules! But If it is your first time overseas – or even if it isn’t, experiencing another culture can be a little intimidating. In this piece, I will break down some tips and tricks to 1.Getting around – I am going to lead with this one: how to use the Paris Metro. Even if you don’t have a…

Romantic Paris: How to Spice up date Night in Paris

With an epithet like “The City of Love”, Paris sure has a lot to live up to! But let’s say your planning a honeymoon, romantic weekend getaway, or a special anniversary trip… Where do you begin! Fret not ma cherie! In this list, i am going to breakdown so things to do that you might have been dying to do… and some that may just surprise you!   1.A Seine River Cruise – To kick…

Super fun facts about the Louvre Museum

It is the biggest museum in the world housing over 380,000 pieces of art. With just 10% of that on display at any given time.   It was the former Kings Palace before the last inhabitant Luis XIV decided he needed a little extra space… If you want a bigger place after-all, it is a good idea to move to the suburbs. His suburb of choice: Versailles.   Napoleon once renamed the Louvre Musée Napoleon….

Paris Fun Facts

Do you fancy yourself an expert on Parisian culture, facts, and history? Here is a fun list of some things that you might not have known about the city of love, but can impress all of your friends at your next wine and cheese party! 1. Because of its large area, the 16th is the only one of Paris’ arrondissements to have two zip codes: 75016 and 75116. The 16th is mostly devoid of visitor…

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The Cradle of the City: Ile de la Cite

  Literally translated to “Island of the City” is the birthplace of Paris. The island of the city is an island located on the Seine, in the heart of Paris. It is considered the ancient cradle of the city of Paris, formerly known as Lutetia (The name the Romans first gave this beautiful strip of land when they discovered it). Ile de la Cite is one of my absolute favorite parts of the city because…

Top Five Foods you have to Try when Visiting Paris!

French Onion Soup French onion soup, or Soupe à L’oignon is such a great starter, its cheesy, crispy, warm, and delicious, what’s not to love! It is also a very traditional dish that dates back to the 18th century… Fancy!       Steak Tartare One of the best parts about traveling to a foreign city is trying the local delicacies and OH MY GOSH, Steak Tartare is the BEST! If you are turned off…

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3 Reasons to Visit the Paris Catacombs

The Catacombs of Paris are one of the most coolest sites Paris has to offer, and a visit to this magnificent city is made all the more exciting with this landmark on your list. Here, we will break down some sweet things that make it just that – cool!   Its hip! The ossuary remained largely forgotten until it became a cool place for concerts and other private events in the early 19th century. To…

More than a church…

Paris’ Cathedral of Notre-Dame, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, and is one of the most visited monuments in France. Built during the Middle Ages, situated in the heart of Île de la Cité, she is a stunning gem that lights up Paris’ city center. Work started in the 13th century and finished in the 15th century.   The history of this monument also seeps out at every turn! Damaged during the French Revolution, the cathedral…

Spring splashes, Art Stashes

Oh what to do when the blustery and wet days of Paris spring time shortly interrupt the sunshine? Well luckily this is one of the best cities for museum meandering. You have many to choose from and not only are the art and history inside beautiful but so are the buildings themselves! Yes you can enjoy the view from the outside but the real magic happens inside and a downpour is the perfect excuse to…

4 Uniquely Fun things to enjoy in Paris

It is a well known fact that Paris is celebrated as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but let’s take a look at what makes her so fun? Here are some uniquely fun things to see and do in Paris to make your vacation a truly memorable one! 1. L’Art Artists have long since flocked to Paris, and one of the most artistic neighborhoods in Paris, Montmartre, has art displayed on every…