My Favourite Paris Neighbourhood: 1st Arrondissement

Why would you ever want to visit Paris and miss the most precious areas?

French Word of the Week: Le Flâneur

“The lover of life makes the whole world his family”, said Baudelaire of the true flâneur, the emblematic Parisian urban observer. You can find them ambling on the banks of the Seine, strolling along the...

Noble Domain: Auberge du Jeu de Paume in Chantilly

Chantilly’s new Auberge du Jeu de Paume is one more reason to visit this opulently endowed town in Ile-de-France, just 23 miles north of Paris. Opened last September in an ideal spot between the...

Surprising Mouzaïa

Nestled on a gentle slope between the Buttes Chaumont park and the Square de la Butte du Chapeau Rouge, the Quartier Mouzaïa is a warren of villas—and in this case the word means narrow,...

Père Lachaise: Not Your Usual Burial Ground

It may not be everyone's pick of a Paris park, but Père Lachaise cemetery, located on a 108-acre spread on the eastern edge of Paris, is a fascinating walk through history. A must-see cemetery? The...

Discover Paris by Métro

A handy new guidebook turns the Paris Métro into a fascinating tour guide, revealing the city’s treasures and making them accessible in an intriguing new way. Arranged by Métro line, the guide has entries...

B&Bs Outside Paris

Longing to get away from the city for a brief excursion à la campagne? No need to travel far to find forest walks, country produce and cozy fireside evenings. Just outside Paris, Gîtes de...

Food for Thought

From the tiny garden tea salon of the Musée de la Vie Romantique to the stardust glamour of Les Ombres in the new Musée du Quai Branly, more than a score of Paris museums...

Paris Plages 2011

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Paris Plages once again transforms the quays of the Seine into a riverside beach, with stretches of sand, lawns and boardwalks, umbrellas and deck chairs, water sprays, a...

Once and Future Passages

The glass-roofed passages and galleries of Paris, dated but full of charm, are slowly coming back to life.