Le Musée des Automates et de la Magie

Having visited every other museum in the Marais, from the historical (Le Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, le Musée Carnavalet, le Memorial de la Shoah) to the artistic (le Musée Picasso, le Musée Cognacq-Jay, la Maison européenne de la photographie) and the scientific (le Musée des arts et métiers, le Musée de la chasse et … More Le Musée des Automates et de la Magie

Le Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme

I’ve never been religious, unless you count my childhood ritual of listing my toys’ names before falling asleep as a strange, abstract dedication I called “prayer”. I was baptised Catholic, but only as a formality, and my views have evolved from uncertain to agnostic to atheist over the years. But the way many peaceful people … More Le Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme

Le Musée Cernuschi

Ask any Paris-dweller, and they’ll most likely tell you they have a favourite arrondissement in the French capital. It may be the sixth or seventh, for their artistic history, abundance of galleries and cafes, or parks and open spaces. It may the 10th or 11th, for their collection of quirky bars and restaurants or their … More Le Musée Cernuschi

Le Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris

What’s your idea of a perfect day ? It seems like such a casual question, yet people set so much stock in someone’s description of their perfect day. We seem to see it less as an opportunity to daydream and more of a chance to prove something about ourselves; to show how cultured/motivated/admirable/unique/selfless/just generally ”together” we … More Le Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris

Le Mémorial de la Shoah

There’s no denying that France has a long and varied history; I’m constantly learning a new chapter of its story. But sadly French history isn’t all art movements, empires and left-wing student rebellions in the Paris streets. For there is no sugar coating the role French forces played in collaborating with their Nazi occupiers during the Second World War. … More Le Mémorial de la Shoah

Le Musée Zadkine

There’s nothing quite like Parisian architecture. The sloping, lavender-blue rooftops, the intricate iron balcony railings, the cobblestone courtyards, the monumental, ceiling-high front doors bedecked with carved brass knockers. Quite often, Parisian streets are a jumble of vastly different architectural styles: the quintessential Haussmannien apartment buildings pressed up against medieval stone structures or crisp, Lecorbusier-inspired C20th … More Le Musée Zadkine