Paris travel tips

When is the Best Time to Visit Paris ?

You’ve always wanted to visit Paris, you even put some money aside but you don’t know when to go, is it nicer in Winter or in Summer ? Here a little list of all four seasons, their pros and cons :   Autumn : + C’est la rentrée. Back to school and to work so less tourists and more Parisians. + It is not too hot but…

What to do in Paris when it rains?

When it’s raining in Paris you can’t go visit the Eiffel Tower because the view will be terrible, you can’t take a boat cruse because you won’t be able to go on the upper deck, you can’t take a bike tour because you are afraid to catch a cold so what is there left to do?   The first answer to this question is…

What’s acceptable in a french restaurant

Common mistakes the tourists might do which can lead to an awkward silence…or to you getting thrown out or spit at in a restaurant. Some people do not care at all, but others would rather avoid an additionnal embarrassment for the day. You just have to behave like a parisian and remember the following tips… -there are almost no caffee “to go” If you…

You travel solo in paris?

The streetlights and the kissing couples make you feel lonely…there are a lot of different ways to meet people in paris and learn something new! Here are some ideas.   Learn french with locals… you can look up on line french english conversation meeting and you ll have the choices…but here is a  very  good  one. You ll practice speaking 45 minutes in French,…

5 things to know before seeing a show at the Moulin Rouge

  The Moulin Rouge is a French Cabaret that opened in Paris in 1889. Located at the bottom of Montmartre hill, the Moulin Rouge offered over the years different kinds of shows. At first the Moulin Rouge was a music-hall where people discovered the dance Cancan. That dance was invented in England but they found it too “shocking” there but it was a huge…

Top 5 to know before visiting the Louvre.

1) The Louvre is very big The most important thing to know when going to the Louvre for the first time is that: you can’t visit it in one day. This museum has more than 30 000 work of art to see and 210 000 meters square (about 52 acres) of surface to cover so it’s impossible to see everything in just a few hours. The…

Top 5 Unknown facts about the Louvre

1) We are not sure what “Louvre” means The name of the most visited museum in the world is indeed a complete mystery. Specialists working on the subject have traced two possible origins of this name. The first one is “lupara” a Latin word that could mean wolf or prostitute. Because the first fortress of the Louvre was, when built, at the end of the…

Top 10 Best French Pastries

1) Croissants French croissants are a little pastry made with butter and then carefully baked. Some legends say that Marie-Antoinette was the one to introduce it in France, but French bakers changed the recipe to make it their own. Ordinary croissant is made with vegetal oil and is usually looking straight, butter croissant differs in taste (because they are better) but also in their…

Are there unsafe neighborhoods in Paris?

Paris is a big city with a very diverse population. The best answer to the question “are there unsafe neighborhoods in Paris?” is to look over the different neighborhoods of Paris to shed light on their population and attractiveness. Paris is divided in twenty districts that in French are called “arrondissements”. The first districts are in the center and the lasts are near the…

10 Things you need to know about Paris

1) Paris is the most visited city in the world.   It’s in Paris that you will find the most visited monument in the world (Notre Dame), the most visited paying monument of the world (the Eiffel Tower) and the most visited museum in the world (the Louvre)! The most famous monuments are almost always crowded but there are some ways around the crowd:…