Musée d’Orsay

When I began this blog, my mission was to introduce readers to those small, little-known museums that make Paris so unique, but which don’t necessary appear on the front page of magazines or guide books. I was interested in the forgotten, the bizarre, the tiny, the specialised, the hidden-away and the underrated. As I noted … More Musée d’Orsay

Grand Palais

The stately boulevard of the Champs-Elysées is a misleading place. Tourists think Paris’ most famous street will be the height of stereotypical French elegance. Many expect it to show off the best French gastronomie has to offer. But for many, the Champs-Elysées is a disappointment. The restaurants are mediocre and overpriced and the shops are mostly multinational … More Grand Palais

Centre Pompidou

Lately, I have been feeling far more cynical than usual about the state of the world. The rise of conservative and nationalist movements has me worried for my fellow citizens and the most vulnerable among us. It also has me biting my nails about the 2017 French election. But rather than become consumed by frustration … More Centre Pompidou

Musée Grévin

It’s become a tired cliché, but since I was a teenager I’ve been intrigued by the figure of the vampire. The trope has been overdone in film and television to the point where it seems impossible to make an original vampire tale (though Jim Jarmusch’s 2013 film Only Lovers Left Alive is a brilliant exception). … More Musée Grévin

Espace Dalí Montmartre

When you first come upon the sleek Espace Dalí in a quiet corner of Montmartre, the setting and museum may look like a strange pair. The street is cobblestoned, ivy-covered and calm. The museum is modern and coloured in shades of red and gold. Dalí’s Parisian space seems to clash with its surroundings. Yet Montmartre and … More Espace Dalí Montmartre