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

Petit Palais

Many Paris museums work because they adopt a single point of interest and run with it. Le Musée du parfum features nothing but perfume, but it investigates the topic like nowhere else. The good people of Le Musée Clémenceau seem to think nobody on earth has ever mattered as much as Président Georges, but by … More Petit Palais

Musée Nissim de Camondo

We all know the stereotype about Parisians being rude. In the years I’ve spent living in Paris, I’ve certainly had some unpleasant experiences. Like anywhere else, sometimes I’ll encounter a sassy waiter or a particularly cold shop-keeper. But I’ve also experienced some true kindness from strangers in Paris, from the lady who took me to … More Musée Nissim de Camondo

Musée du Jeu de Paume (Museum of Photography)

Considering it’s located smack bang in the middle of one of the city’s most resplendent spots, just inside the Tuileries gardens and next to the Place de la Concorde, le Musée du jeu de paume is refreshingly understated amidst the glitz and monuments. Taking its name from the hilariously complicated precedent to modern tennis, “royal … More Musée du Jeu de Paume (Museum of Photography)

Musée Jacquemart-André

It’s one of those decadent Second Empire stories. In 1868, wealthy banking heir Edouard André, along with his wife Nélie Jacquemart, commissioned a stunning residence on the boulevard Haussmann and decked it out with gilt parlours, a lush indoor garden, sleeping quarters worthy of Versailles and a multi-level room dedicated to the enjoyment of music. … More Musée Jacquemart-André