Hôtel de Ville

The Paris town hall looks like a fairy tale castle. Located in the heart of the city, on the border of the first and fourth arrondissements, the Hôtel de Ville is known for its striking façade. Throughout the year, an old-fashioned carrousel (or manège) twirls delighted children around. At night, the façade is illuminated and … More Hôtel de Ville

Mémorial de la Shoah

There’s no denying that France has a long and varied history; I’m constantly learning a new chapter of its story. But sadly French history isn’t all art movements, empires and left-wing student rebellions in the Paris streets. For there is no sugar coating the role French forces played in collaborating with their Nazi occupiers during the Second World War. … More Mémorial de la Shoah

Crypte de Notre Dame

Paris just wouldn’t be Paris without Notre Dame. Built 850 years ago, the cathedral is one of the oldest and most recognisable landmarks in the city. Its intricate stone facades, gothic gargoyle trimmings, elaborate stained-glass windows and lofty belltowers are world famous, and rightly so. But Notre Dame is so much more to me than … More Crypte de Notre Dame