Summer in Paris – not as nightmarish as you’d think! In fact, it’s quite the opposite – with the sun not setting until 10 at night and plenty of fun (and free!) events throughout the city, visiting Paris in the summer can give you a unique experience that’s more than simply visiting the museums and sights. Let’s break it down by month, shall we?
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May 8, 2013
For shopaholics, Paris’s marché aux puces (flea markets) are at the top of the must-do list when visiting. But even those who have no interest in shopping shouldn’t discount the flea markets entirely; they can be a fascinating look into the quotidian life of Parisians throughout history, and a fine walk outside on a nice weekend morning!
April 10, 2013
Paris is arguably the most romantic city on Earth, so it’s no wonder that people go there to stoke the flames of love. But are there specifically romantic things to do in Paris? We sure think so. Here are our favorites.
March 12, 2013
Because Paris is a major transportation hub in Europe, chances are you’ll be passing through the City of Light – and if you do a little finagling, you can spend one unforgettable day there before continuing on your way!
January 14, 2013
One of the world’s most famous Catholic churches is on almost everyone’s list of Paris sights – and even if it’s not, it’s unavoidable if you’re crossing the Seine with any regularity. Here are some of our top tips for making the most out of your visit to Notre Dame.
November 19, 2012
September 20, 2012
Visiting Paris in autumn is popular for travelers who have the luxury to wait until after the summer – couples without kids, retirees, and those who don’t have to use their vacation time over national holidays. But if you’re looking to see Paris at its best, without the summer crush of humanity that has come to see the world’s most visited destination for themselves, then autumn is where it’s at – even if you have to take the kids out of school!
August 27, 2012
One thing Paris is famous for is its gardens. For centuries it has excelled at designing and nurturing green places to take refuge from the hectic city. Each year this is celebrated with the Fete Des Jardins, or Garden Festival, which marks the coming of Fall.
June 19, 2012
Paris is a city that hardly needs an introduction. It is the most-visited city on Earth, and its attractions are known even to those who have never left their homes. For millennia it has been a destination, an icon, and one of the most influential capitals of the world. Its mark on culture, cuisine, art, architecture and fashions has helped people everywhere live just a little bit more fabulous. From where to stay to what to see off the normal tourist track to how to find the best baguette: here is your Insider’s Guide.
April 23, 2012
The Luxembourg Gardens are one of the world’s great places. They’re beautiful and iconic of Paris, they’re full of history and contain plenty to do and see. Built along with the Palais du Luxembourg in the 17th century by a heartbroken Marie de Medicis, after the assassination of her husband Henry IV, the park is typical of the time with its formal layout of avenues of trees, the central fountain and vista of the palace.