La Tour Eiffel

I come to this post with similar feelings I had when writing my entries on the Musée du Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. Didn’t I start Les Musées de Paris to avoid world-famous tourist traps? Isn’t the point of this blog to introduce readers to Paris’ unfamous, forgotten-feeling museums and sights? Of course, the lesser-known … More La Tour Eiffel

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