In this guide, we’ve handpicked the very best of what makes Paris so special — both on and off the beaten path — so you can travel like an insider in Paris!
Paris in August may sound like a vacation nightmare – hot weather, long lines, everything is shut down – but in fact, it’s quite lovely! Let’s take a look at what you can expect if you’re visiting Paris in August.
Going to see a live show may not be at the top of the to-do list for a European vacation – but when it comes to Paris, everyone wants to visit the Moulin Rouge. But is it like the movie? Is it cheesy? What do you wear? Here are our top tips for seeing a show at the Moulin Rouge, so you won’t feel out of place.
In the French language, “marais” means marsh, and it was late in the 9th century that the fertile marshlands of the Seine were given over to the city to be built up. In the 1700s, when Louis XIV moved to Versailles, the district fell into disrepair. But today it is one of the hippest arrondissements in Paris, and a favorite of Parisians and visitors. Here’s your guide to the Marais.
The 1st arrondissement in Paris is smack in the center, and encompasses 8 Métro stops, one RER station (the massive Châtelet – Les Halles, Paris’s major transportation hub), the Louvre (plus four other museums and several galleries), the Tuileries, Sainte-Chapelle (plus a third of the Île de la Cité), and is still one of the smallest neighborhoods in the city. You could easily spend days in this one arrondissement and still feel like you haven’t seen anything.
Are you visiting Paris? Have you suddenly started to walk uphill, or climb steep flights of steps to get from one street to the next? Then you’re in the Montmartre neighborhood – and once you discover it, you just may never want to leave.
Summertime is the right time to visit the City of Light; Paris in July can be crowded and hot, but it’s also simmering with a different kind of heat that simply cannot be matched anywhere else. Here’s what to expect if you’re visiting Paris in July.
It’s hard to capture the glamour and romance of Paris in words. Which is why the Paradis Latin, the oldest French cabaret in the world, is a great way to experience the truly magical elements of Parisian culture.
One of the things that hits you about Paris is how pet friendly it is. You can’t go far in the city without seeing a cat lounging in a shop window or a dog chilling out next to its owner, not even on a leash. And unfortunately, you’ve probably also barely avoided stepping in Fido’s little presents left seemingly everywhere. So, what’s up with Paris and pets? Is it really as friendly as it seems?
As if the delectable sauces, sumptuous sandwiches and creamy cheeses aren’t enough to make you bust a gut when visiting Paris, make sure to save room for dessert! There is nothing like a good French dessert, and no place like Paris to have them. Here are our favorite pastries and desserts to try in Paris.