Last Updated on March 10, 2017
Welcome to Paris Unlocked. This is a bit of a slow-growth project, but in the coming months, you can expect to see plenty more features on this endlessly fascinating city. These will include everything from personal stories and recollections of living in the capital– the absurd anecdotes and the everyday, charming details– to slices of city history and culture, to in-depth travel tips that’ll hopefully allow you to see, and navigate, Paris a bit differently. My hope is that everyone can get something out of the site– whether you plan to visit the capital sometime soon, or are an armchair traveler seeking a bit of inspiration, history– a bit of Paris, from wherever you may be reading. Stay tuned.
Courtney Traub is the Founder and Editor of Paris Unlocked. She’s a longtime Paris resident who now divides her time (as well as she can manage) between the French capital and Norwich, UK. Co-author of the 2012 Michelin Green Guide to Northern France & the Paris Region, she has written and reported stories for media outlets including Radio France Internationale, Reed Business Information, WWD, and The Associated Press. She has also been interviewed as an expert on Paris and France by the BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Le Figaro, Matador Network and other publications. In addition to pursuing an insatiable interest in French culture, history, food and art, Courtney is a scholar of literature and cultural history whose essays and reviews have appeared in various forums.