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

Musée d’Orsay

When I began this blog, my mission was to introduce readers not so much to world-renowned museums like the Musée d’Orsay, but to those small, little-known museums that make Paris so unique, the ones which don’t necessary appear on the front page of magazines or guide books. I was interested in the forgotten, the bizarre, … More Musée d’Orsay

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

Centre Pompidou

Lately, I have been feeling far more cynical than usual about the state of the world. The rise of conservative and nationalist movements has me worried for my fellow citizens and the most vulnerable among us. It also has me biting my nails about the upcoming French election (don’t worry, I will bring this around … More Centre Pompidou