Things to do in Paris

Is there a way to skip the line at the Musée d’Orsay ?

Is there a way to skip the line at the Musée d’Orsay ?

The Orsay Museum is one of the most beautiful museums of Paris. Built inside an old train station, that museum has some great art on display and especially a lot of the work of the Impressionists. Being that beautiful and famous, the Orsay museum attracts a lot of visitors. So to get inside without taking the line you have different options. First option: you…

1st Thanksgiving in Paris: Where to buy your supplies?

Paris is a city with a large diversity of population. So it’s possible to find in the French capital all the ingredients for all the important holydays all over the world. To celebrate the American holyday of Thanksgiving you will need some special ingredients. The most important are: a huge turkey, of course, pecan pie, eggnog, cranberries and canned pumpkin. To find all of…

7 YouTube clips related to the Eiffel Tower

The construction of the Eiffel Tower  Of course there is no video of that (video was not invented yet!)  but here is a photomontage of the construction of the Eiffel Tower that took just a little bit more than 2years. https://youtu.be/r65KAj2sB0U Fireworks on the Eiffel Tower  Every year on the 14th of July, Bastille day, the French national day, there is a firework on…

5 Unusual Places to Eat in Paris

Le Bel Canto One of the most unique diner experiences you can have in Paris is found at “Le Bel Canto“.  At the Bel Canto the servers are opera singers who will serenade you while they serve your food! They servers are all either students training to be opera singers on stage or young professional singers that enjoys the proximity with their audience. Someone will sing a new song…

The Top Gardens of Paris

  You come to Paris to see all of its splendors and it sure has some! The monuments will impress you, the museums will mesmerize you, the city streets will give you electric vibes, and the beautiful architecture will charm you.  You know what else all of these wonderful things will do? They will take a lot of your energy to visit and experience. So what is the…

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…