La Bourse de Commerce- Collection Pinault

It’s not often we get a new museum in Paris, and rare we get one as spectacular as the Bourse de Commerce. Located in the entirely round, 18th-century building in the 1st arrondissement that once housed France’s Commodities Exchange, the Bourse de Commerce reopened in 2021 as a contemporary sculpture museum. Subtitled the Collection Pinault, … More La Bourse de Commerce- Collection Pinault

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

La Tour Saint-Jacques

Unless you’re immensely lucky or immensely rich, you’ll most likely have to make some compromises when looking for a Paris apartment. Most people have their list of essentials, and a list of things they’re willing to sacrifice. For me, I will never again rent a place with a shared toilet down the hall (one flat … More La Tour Saint-Jacques

La Monnaie de Paris

As the years have gone by, I’ve broadened my definition of ‘museum’ for this blog. At first, I only wrote posts on art galleries or other sites with the word ‘musée’ in their name. This hasn’t posed a problem when searching for material: it’s been almost seven years and I still haven’t run out of … More La Monnaie de Paris

Le Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration

In a city as ancient and historic as Paris, it can be no surprise that many of its museums have a dark past. From the Conciergerie to the Catacombes, macabre history haunts many cultural heritage sites- and in the case of the latter, is even the main attraction. But one museum with a checkered past … More Le Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration