Add a Touch of Parisian Life to Life Under Lockdown
Our Top 7 Best Ways to Bring Paris to You
Since March 2020, life in Paris has changed. These have been tough times for us all, so whether you’re stuck in your tiny Parisian apartment or had to cancel your travel plans, we could all use a touch of that magical Parisian ‘joie de vivre’. Here are 7 ways to bring some of that special only-in-Paris feeling into your home, wherever you may be.
You can’t come to the capital of France without trying some of the country’s famous fromages. Whether you’re already a connoisseur or know nothing about French cheese, these cheese shops — or fromageries — are the best places to buy cheese in Paris.
Raining while you’re in Paris? No worries, head to one of the city’s innumerable covered passages where you’re sure to spend a great time shopping, dining, and admiring the architecture, all sheltered from the elements.
Where to Find Fresh Food & An Authentic Local Experience
Our Top 5 Best Food Markets in Paris
Foodies in the French capital searching for fresh ingredients and a true Parisian experience, make your way to a food market. While there are many to choose from in the city, these are our picks for the best in Paris.
While Parisian life is full of beauty and excitement, it can also come with a fair bit of stress. Take some time out from the hustle and bustle and treat yourself to a relaxing day (or at least a few hours) at one of these exceptional Paris spas.
The Best Steamy Spots to Shake Off the Stress & the Cold
Our Top 3 Best Paris Hammams for Warming Up in Winter
If you’re in Paris this winter, duck into one of these relaxing spots to experience this centuries-old tradition from France’s former North African colonies. Essentially a very steamy, humid sauna, hammams are a great way to warm up and pamper yourself during the holiday season.
Between the antique book markets all over town and several charming English-language bookstores, it’s tough to pick a single favorite place to pick up some reading material when in the city. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best bookshops in Paris according to a few different criteria.
On a cold or rainy day, there’s nothing better than enjoying a delicious cup of ‘chocolat chaud’ in a cozy setting. There are plenty of great cafés in Paris where you can pause and enjoy a nice hot chocolate, but these are our picks for the best in town.
Unless you’re Coco Chanel, it’s not every day that you enjoy a good glass of champagne. If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion with a ‘coupe’, why not do it in a setting that is as exceptional as the drink itself?
It can be disappointing when the weather won’t cooperate while you’re on vacation, but in Paris, there are plenty of options for staying dry and enjoying the city. Don’t let a rainy day put a damper on your trip! Huddle up under your ‘parapluie’ and try one of our suggestions for what to do in Paris when it rains.
The Best Panoramas for Capturing the Paris Skyline
Our Top 5 Places to Photograph Paris from Above
Although we can’t currently get out to soak in all the incredible views of our favorite city, we can still dream of beautiful locations and travel through photographs and memories until we can once again explore all that Paris has to offer.
Explore an Elegant, Historical Town Just Outside of Paris
Paris Day Trip: Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Take a short trip from Paris to Saint-Germain-en-Laye where you can admire impressive architecture, shop at a street market or in elegant boutiques, and even see a château. Read on for the best things to see and do in in the city.
If you’re on a family trip in Paris, this is the perfect way to keep the kids excited, interested, and occupied. Combining street art, video games, and scavenger hunts, this activity is sure to please the young and the young at heart.
If you’re after an evening of only-in-Paris entertainment, nothing beats a night at one of the city’s classic cabarets. Here are our picks for the Paris cabarets which will leave you saying ‘oh là là!’
Why Visiting Paris in December or January is a Great Idea
Unique Winter Experiences in Paris
Although you might think that spring or summer is the best time to enjoy the City of Light, winter can be a magical time to visit Paris. Tons of fun, cold-weather activities are offered around the city and there are always beautiful Christmas lights and illuminations to be seen.
The Places in Paris to Cheer on Your Favorite Team
Women’s World Cup Soccer: Where to Watch the Games in Paris
With France hosting the 2019 Women’s World Cup, Paris promises to be even more lively and exciting than usual. From city-sponsored events to the best bars for watching the games, here are our picks for following all the football action.
The best way to really immerse yourself in Parisian life is to make friends with a few locals. We know it’s not always the easiest thing to do, but we do have some ideas to help you meet people in Paris.