Beautiful Reflections on the Seine River

Beautiful Reflections on the Seine River

I love running or walking along the Seine. Doesn’t matter what time of day, how fast or slow…it’s always beautiful. The heart of Paris is small enough that you can walk to many favorite spots, walk all the way from the Eiffel Tower to past Notre Dame without getting tired… ... Read More

In Touch With the Vibe of your Paris Neighborhood

In Touch With the Vibe of your Paris Neighborhood

One of the nicest things about living in a Paris apartment is the sense of community you feel, living in a true neighborhood, and interacting with the local residents. Strolling along the streets in “my” Paris neighborhood I noticed a freshly painted shop now officially open for their first day of business. I couldn’t resist stopping in to learn more. ... Read More

The Last of French Asparagus Season

The Last of French Asparagus Season

Philippe’s cousins visited us from Normandy last weekend and brought a special gift, over 10 kilos or 25 pounds — of asparagus! What a perfect gift; this is one of Philippe’s favorite foods and he could eat it 365 days a year. We love to eat with hollandaise sauce and have included a couple of easy recipes for you. ... Read More

The Exquisite Jacquemart André Museum in Paris

The Exquisite Jacquemart André Museum in Paris

If you lack the time (or energy) to fight the crowds at the Louvre or Musée d’Orsay, but still want to enjoy glorious paintings, sculptures and works of art, be sure to visit the beautiful Jacquemart André Museum in Paris. ... Read More

Tips to Help You Navigate Paris Supermarkets

Tips to Help You Navigate Paris Supermarkets

There’s just something so exquisitely exotic about walking down the aisles of your local grocery store in Paris, seeing items that are vaguely familiar, but all the labels are in a foreign language! Don’t worry, even if you speak no French at all, it’s fairly easy to manage. The following tips will help you navigate like a true Parisian. ... Read More

Summer Sales in Paris!

Summer Sales in Paris!

Got up early last week and took a nice long walk through my favorite streets in the 6th and 7th on the Left Bank . One thing was obvious, everything in Paris is on sale! ... Read More

Paris Supermarkets – Part 1!

Paris Supermarkets – Part 1!

A highlight of staying in a Paris apartment is the chance to live like a local and engage in the little errands of everyday life in your neighborhood. Shopping the local markets and grocery stores is a treat not to be missed. France is a delight for foodies, and there are many grocery stores in central Paris. ... Read More

Fireworks in Paris! Bastille Day Celebrations

Fireworks in Paris! Bastille Day Celebrations

Bastille Day Fireworks in Paris Months of planning goes into the show and they are undoubtedly some of the most spectacular firework displays you’ll ever see — and just when you think it can’t get better…it does. This year was dedicated to France’s former colonies in Africa and all African nations. The music was excellent, ... Read More

Presenting a New Paris Apartment, the Quincy!

Presenting a New Paris Apartment, the Quincy!

Our charming and oh-so-Parisian ‘Quincy’ apartment rental on the Left Bank measures 560-square-foot and features beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower and the Eglise Saint-Leon. This fully remodeled apartment is located in the 15th arrondissement on the border of the 7th, near the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars park and Ecole Militaire where Napoloen attended military school. ... Read More

Late Summer Fun in Paris

Late Summer Fun in Paris

As the days get longer and the weather heats up, it’s time to think about a summer escape. Paris in late July and August is unexpectedly fun, with outdoor concerts, film festivals and lazy summer days on the Paris Plages (Paris Beaches). ... Read More

Decorating Tips:  How to Antique French Furniture!

Decorating Tips: How to Antique French Furniture!

We spend so much time remodeling Paris apartments that our own living room has become neglected! I enjoyed the yellow/orange textured walls with matching silk curtains for the past fifteen years, but my tastes have shifted from richer colors to a softer French country look. My first step in transforming the room was to antique the large gold leaf mirrors sitting on the two fireplaces! ... Read More

Paris Happenings in May

Paris Happenings in May

There is always so much going on in Paris and the month of May is a great time to visit . Lisa Buros, of Your Paris Experience, offered to share a few of the best highlights of this month’s happenings with our readers. ... Read More

Paris Reconquers the Seine!

Paris Reconquers the Seine!

In April, 2010 the Mayor of Paris, Bernard Delanoe made a revolutionary announcement: “Paris is Taking Back the Banks of the Seine!” Years ago, the banks of the Seine were converted to automobile use to ease traffic congestion.  While sidewalks remained to stroll and run along, areas were converted to side roads for most of the ... Read More

Easy Recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon or French Beef Stew

Easy Recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon or French Beef Stew

An easy recipe for French beef stew, Boef Bourguignon, that transforms a simple dish into a gourmet meal ... Read More

More Paris Bargain Shopping Tips!

More Paris Bargain Shopping Tips!

CATHERINE MAX’S AMAZING DISCOUNT STORE IN PARIS! We had a super response to our article about the biggest and best designer consigment store in Paris… ... Read More

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