Things to do in Paris

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:…

10 Thinks to pack when going to Paris

1/ Sun glasses If you go to Paris in the summer, sun glasses are of course an important item to bring. Paris is usually very sunny in the summer and not having sun glasses on can make it difficult for you to see all the details of outdoor buildings.   2/ An umbrella Paris is usually sunny in the summer, rainy in the fall,…

Top 10 Things to do in Paris with Kids

1/ Jardin d’Acclimatation This garden offers a lot of unusual and fun activities for families. Among those unusual activities you will find: the famous little train that will take you inside the garden, the deformed mirrors where you can see yourself taller, smaller or both at the same time, and even camel ridding!Jardin d’Acclimatation – Bois de Boulogne, 75116 Paris. Open every day, until 6…

Top 5 words used by visitors in Paris with their so cute and funny accent

We are aware that the french language is tough to learn; the grammar has so many rules and there are so many letters that you are not supposed to pronounce! So we don’t expect you to speak perfectly french just for your weekend in Paris, but it is highly appreciated if you try at least to start out with french words and then, switch…

The World Fair of 1889

  All the World Fairs that Paris hosted all trough the nineteen century gave the city beautiful monuments. The most famous one is, of course, the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889’s World Fair. But this event was about more than just building the highest tower in the word. World Fairs are by definition fairs where every country in the world is invited to…

A Brief History of the Crepe

Crepes are a delicious French dish. They were invented in the thirteen century in Brittany. So a long time ago! Brittany or Bretagne in French is the farthest region west of France. This region is known for its rainy weather, its cider but mostly for its crepes. Crepes were invented there after the Crusades brought buckwheat in France. The flour extracted from this cereal…