Gaîté Lyrique

Paris is a city of paradoxes, both positive and negative. The metro is not only one of the most efficient and logical transport systems in the world; it can also be one of its most bordélique circles of hell during peak hour or a strike (which occurs far more frequently than you might expect). Food … More Gaîté Lyrique

Musée Cognacq-Jay

What do we want to see when we go to a museum? Sometimes we’re looking for the strange and new, something that makes us think or feel differently about the world around us. Sometimes we want to see the familiar, something we’ve read or learned about but never had the chance to see in the flesh. And sometimes … More Musée Cognacq-Jay

Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme

I’ve never been religious, unless you count my childhood ritual of listing my toys’ names before falling asleep as a strange, abstract dedication I called “prayer”. I was baptised Catholic, but only as a formality, and my views have evolved from uncertain to agnostic to atheist over the years. But the way many peaceful people … More Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme

Musée de la chasse et de la nature (Hunting and Nature)

Despite my penchant for peter pan collars and pretty stationery, and to the bemusement of my friends and family, I love horror. Be it literature, film or television, I’m all about the sinister, the gory and the macabre. I love zombies and vampires. I’ll take a horror movie over a romantic comedy any day. My … More Musée de la chasse et de la nature (Hunting and Nature)

Musée Carnavalet

The musée Carnavalet, established in 1880 in the stately Hôtel Carnavalet, is perhaps the most ‘Parisian’ of Paris’ museums. With a vast collection of artworks, furniture and historical artefacts, the Carnavalet tells the story of Paris’ history, from its Roman origins as the town of Lutèce, right up to the twentieth century. Though it seems … More Musée Carnavalet