Le Musée de l’Homme

Paris has a long, complex and often controversial history with its anthropological museums. I’ve written before about the history of the Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, which is now a modern immigration museum, but was once the imperialist Musée des Colonies, home to the 1931 Exposition Coloniale Internationale. I’ve also written about the network … More Le Musée de l’Homme

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

Le Musée Bourdelle

With so many glorious districts to explore, Paris’ 15th arrondissement tends to get ignored. The city’s largest arrondissement, the 15th is largely residential, and admittedly very quiet. True, the Parc André Citroën isn’t Paris’ most exciting park, and its southernmost regions aren’t the most happening areas of the city. I’ve written before about how much … More Le Musée Bourdelle

Le 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 Le Musée d’Orsay

Le 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 Le Grand Palais