Wandering Paris’ Saint-Germain-des-Prés Neighborhood (Past and Present)

    Saint-Germain-des-Prés-Paris-Abbey

    Put on your Sunday best and head over to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, an upscale Parisian neighborhood with centuries-old literary, revolutionary and artistic roots. Situated on the left bank of the Seine River– just blocks west of […]

    Art on Water: Fluctuart, First Floating Urban Gallery, Opens in Paris

    Opened in July 2019, Fluctuart is the world’s first floating “urban art center”. Docked at the foot of The Pont des Invalides on the left bank of the Seine River, this free gallery […]

    Leonardo da Vinci at the Louvre: Feting the 500th Anniversary of Artist’s Death

    Leonardo da Vinci at the Louvre Museum, Paris

    2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death in Amboise, France– where the Italian artist and inventor is buried to this day. To commemorate this landmark date, the Louvre Museum in […]

    How (& Where) to Enjoy Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Tastings in Paris

    Beaujolais nouveau tastings, Paris France start on the third Thursday in November

    The French may not celebrate Thanksgiving, but on the third Thursday of November they find something of their own to be thankful for: wine. To be specific, the yearly vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau, an unpretentious, […]

    8 Reasons to Love the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris

    Centre Pompidou in Paris, France

    More than a museum, it’s a cultural touchstone Few places in Paris carry the sort of sentimental weight that the Centre Georges Pompidou does for me. When I was a student, I spent […]

    Exploring the Gambetta-Ménilmontant Neighborhood in Paris, from Shops to Nightlife

    For a taste of Paris far from the madding crowd and the done-to-death tourist track, head over to the Gambetta- Ménilmontant neighborhood. Tucked in a little-trampled stretch of the northeast that’s roughly adjacent […]

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