Fall in Paris: Grape Harvest Festival in Montmartre

Celebrate the last remaining vineyard in Paris.

Don’t Miss the Grandes Eaux Nocturnes at Versailles

The final show of the season will take place this weekend.

Day Trips from Paris: The Magnificently Restored Château de Champs-sur-Marne

Madame de Pompadour, Marcel Proust and a young Prince Philip have – respectively – lived, slept and played at this magnificent French castle. But if you were to guess that the château in question...

Summer in Paris: Our Checklist

Enjoy summer in the city with our top picks.
Picnic spots

Top 5 Picnic Spots in Paris

Some of our favourite places to bask in the summer sunshine.

Parc Zoologique de Paris: A New Species of Zoo

The talk of the town is the reopening of the famous zoo after a 167 million euro renovation.
Le Notre's Versailles Garden

André Le Nôtre: Magnificent Masterpieces of the Gardener’s Art

Gardening is an ephemeral art form. Few gardens withstand the vagaries of time, and even fewer master gardeners, if remembered at all, are afforded the status of their counterparts in architecture and the other...

Eco-Chic: Patrick Blanc’s New Living Wall in Paris

From Seoul to Sao Paulo, the vertical garden is now a ubiquitous sight in cities around the globe. It was French botanist Patrick Blanc who first pioneered the concept. After studying the soil-less plant...

Elysée Palace Gardens Open to the Public

Hundreds of Parisians and visitors waited in line for more than two hours on Sunday to see the gardens of the Elysée Palace. As announced recently by President François Hollande, from now on the...

Herbs in a Midsummer Garden

There is no better time than late summer to enjoy the exuberant perfume and flavor of herbs from the garden.