Le Mont-Saint-Michel

There are some French tourist destinations that you really shouldn’t visit in the summer if you can avoid it. Some, like the Musée du Louvre or the Tour Eiffel, are too crowded with tourists to be enjoyable. Others, like the bell towers of Notre Dame or the Arc de Triomphe, require some serious climbing in … More Le Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Palais-Royal

If you’re ever wandering the cobbled laneways on the border between the first and second arrondissements, perhaps after a visit to the Louvre, you may come across a pedestrian oasis tucked away off the Rue St Honoré. Across the expansive Place Colette and through the stone archways of the Conseil d’état lies the forum-like open … More Le Palais-Royal

Le Musée du Louvre

When I first started this blog in 2011, I imagined it as a guide to the hidden museum gems of Paris. I wanted to show my readers the dozens of niche, little-frequented museums that dot the cityscape but may not show up in travel guides. I was interested in the places that continue to open … More Le Musée du Louvre