If you think of Paris as a macaron – and really, once you’ve eaten one, you’ll start to think of everything as a macaron – the Seine River is the filling that splits it in two, with the top cookie being the Right Bank (Rive Droite) and the bottom being the Left Bank (Rive Gauche). While most of your sightseeing will be on the Right Bank (with the notable exceptions of the Eiffel Tower and the Musée d’Orsay, both along the river), many agree that the Left Bank is for some serious hanging out.
Tag Archives: Things to do
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.
April 3, 2013
Paris is an art lover’s dream – from the hallowed halls of the world’s top museums to edgy galleries and innovative street art, there’s something to admire no matter where you look. But, that being said – here’s where to look!
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!
June 24, 2011
The Pont Neuf is one my favourite bridges in the world. Although the stone doesn’t lend itself to vibration, this means I can take a break from making experimental sound art, and simply revel in the elegant arches and curved love-seats which offer a gorgeous view of Paris and a perfect location for a picnic.
May 26, 2011
Paris is a remarkably green city with many options to get off the beaten track. The edges of the capital are interspersed with delightful green areas, from contemporary parks to charming historical walks and tucked-away secret gardens. Discover the 12th arrondissement through the Promenade plantée, take a country walk in the verdant Petite Ceinture circling [...]
January 7, 2011
If you’re a North American, you might find Europe odd for a number of reasons, and one of them might be how easy it is to visit four or five different countries in the time it takes to drive across west Texas. Even if you’re visiting the British Isles, you can still get on a train and be in France in practically no time at all. That’s why, if you’re visiting London, you should budget time to spend the day in Paris.
September 27, 2010
I remember the first time I ever visited Dallas. It was with my parents, and we walked through the 6th Floor Museum, the memorial/museum dedicated to the events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Visitors reverently strolled from exhibit to exhibit, murmuring to themselves as they soaked in all that information, and I loved it. I found the exhibits to be informative and fascinating, and looking back, the 6th Floor Museum is definitely a top spot to visit if you’ve never been to Dallas. I was reminded of this while thinking about what a first-time visitor to Paris might want to see.
September 13, 2010
Everyone who visits Paris and takes Paris tours probably visits all the important sites like the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs-Élysées. They also probably see them during the day. This is fine and all, especially for first-time visitors, but some people want to see a side of Paris a little, shall we say, shadier.
June 3, 2010
If you’re planning a trip to Paris, I highly recommend booking a tour of the City of Light at the beginning of your trip. If you do it on the first day you’re there, a Paris tour will make sure you see the city’s signature sights and give you a better feel for further exploration.