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

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 Monnaie de Paris

Musée du Compagnonnage

What’s your favourite niche museum in Paris? Are you a literature buff like Emiglia of Tomato Kumato, in love with writers’ home museums, like the Maison de Victor Hugo or the Maison de Balzac? Are you like Tricia of Patricia Parisienne, an opera singer whose passions are on display at places like the Musée de la Musique? … More Musée du Compagnonnage