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Hannah Wilson

Hannah is a young twenty-something blogger who decided to swap the constant sunshine of her California hometown for the grandeur and charm of Paris. She loves discovering unique shops, parks, cafés and restaurants in Paris, and currently lives in Versailles with her Swedish husband.


Website: http://www.frenchcalifornian.com/

Posts by Hannah Wilson:

  • The Dazzling Stained Glass Windows of Sainte-Chapelle

    The Dazzling Stained Glass Windows of Sainte-Chapelle

    Nothing can describe the incredible feeling you get when you step inside the stained glass kaleidoscope that is Sainte-Chapelle. Built over 800 years ago, this incredible and colorful masterpiece still stands today, welcoming awestruck visitors every single day. Come get a glimpse inside this truly unique icon of Paris, take in the magnificence, and leave truly inspired.

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  • Marie Antoinette’s Petit Palace in the Countryside

    Marie Antoinette’s Petit Palace in the Countryside

    Tucked away into the furthest corner of the Versailles grounds, the Petit Trianon, Marie Antoinette’s playground, quiety waits for visitors to discover its hidden charms. Filled with “petites folies,” or “little extravagances,” this small palace with its whimiscal gardens and “play farm” are an unexpectedly light-hearted treat after the ornate grandeur of the main Palace.

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  • How to Order Like a Local at a French Boulangerie

    How to Order Like a Local at a French Boulangerie

    Paris simply wouldn’t be Paris without its bakeries and pastry shops; they’re a necessity of French life. Not sampling all the amazing things they have to offer during your trip would be a crime against humanity! That’s why we’ve put together this guide on how to order at a French bakery, including tips & tricks that only the locals know!

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  • The Best of Rue Montorgeuil – Historic Market Street in the Center of Paris!

    The Best of Rue Montorgeuil – Historic Market Street in the Center of Paris!

    Unique shopping, varied dining options, great food stores and a rich history – rue Montorgeuil has it all! Come take a little tour around this central market street located near the Louvre and Centre Pompidou. Be sure to bookmark this convenient list for your future trip to Paris; we promise it’ll come in handy!

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  • Easter Chocolate in Paris – Charming, Playful & Delicious!

    Easter Chocolate in Paris – Charming, Playful & Delicious!

    Ahh, April in Paris: the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and the chocolate shops are overflowing with egg, bell and fish-shaped goodies! Easter is just around the corner and the sweet boutiques of Paris are preparing. Be sure to pop into one of our favorite chocolateries and pick up some delectable treats this Easter in Paris!

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  • When’s the Best Time to See Versailles? During Musical Fountain Season!

    When’s the Best Time to See Versailles? During Musical Fountain Season!

    The royal gardens of Versailles are a magnificent sight to behold. They seem to stretch into infinity, with their perfectly symmetrical maze-like hedges – but you haven’t truly experienced the gardens until you’ve seen them during a Musical Fountain show! From April through October, the fountains, grottos and groves of Versailles will spring to life once more!

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  • 5 Incredible Rooms to Visit Inside the Louvre!

    5 Incredible Rooms to Visit Inside the Louvre!

    It’s common knowledge that the Louvre is filled with masterpieces – the “Mona Lisa” and the “Venus de Milo,” just to name two – but has anyone ever told you which rooms to visit in the Louvre? This list will show you where to find the most incredible spaces inside the museum that combine beautiful artworks with stunning architecture!

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  • Paris in Bloom: A Stunning Floral Tour of the City!

    Paris in Bloom: A Stunning Floral Tour of the City!

    In her upcoming book, photographer Georgianna Lane combines two of her passions, Paris and flowers, into one incredible opus. With exquisite photography and evocative text, “Paris in Bloom” transports you to a stunning floral tour of the city. Come take a peek inside this dreamy new release!

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  • All the Incredible Things to See & Do Near Our Provence Villa!

    All the Incredible Things to See & Do Near Our Provence Villa!

    We love Paris, but there’s an entire country around it that is waiting to be explored by you! By staying in our charming De la Barre Villa in the South of France, you’ll have access to tons of incredible history, breathtaking landscapes, idyllic beaches and fascinating culture. Come see what makes Provence so incredibly irresistible!

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  • The Best of Rue Saint Dominique – The Hottest Street in the 7th!

    The Best of Rue Saint Dominique – The Hottest Street in the 7th!

    It’s no secret that we absolutely LOVE the 7th arrondissement—most of our rentals are there! It’s the perfect mix of elegance, tradition and style that makes Paris so memorable. We’ve already discussed how awesome the neighboring Rue Cler is for food, but now it’s time to discover why Rue Saint Dominique is worth exploring too!

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  • Small Space, Parisian Style! How to Decorate a Studio Apartment

    Small Space, Parisian Style! How to Decorate a Studio Apartment

    We love finding the perfect Paris apartments – of all sizes! Studios are cute, affordable and offer a fun design challenge, and we’re firm believers that just because it’s smaller doesn’t mean it has to look like a college dorm room. Here are some of our best interior design tips to make even the tiniest space look Parisian chic!

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  • Where to Shop for Groceries in Paris

    Where to Shop for Groceries in Paris

    Settling into a new city can be difficult, especially when it comes to the locals-only stuff like shopping for groceries! That’s why we’ve put together this super handy list of all the places to stock up on food in Paris, from traditional open-air markets and specialized shops to the most popular supermarket chains!

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  • 10 Enlightening Art Exhibitions to See in Paris: Winter-Spring 2017

    10 Enlightening Art Exhibitions to See in Paris: Winter-Spring 2017

    With the start of the new year comes a new round of inspiring art exhibitions opening up in Paris. From fascinating investigations into mirrors, mystical landscape, and royal parties, to never-before-seen showings of exclusive private collections, here are 10 art exhibitions to see in Paris this Winter and Spring, 2017.

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  • Cire Trudon – The Oldest Candlemaker in Paris

    Cire Trudon – The Oldest Candlemaker in Paris

    Almost 400 years ago, a little candle company was established in Paris on Rue Saint Honoré, providing candles to the royal court and parishes throughout the city. Cire Trudon now specializes in scented candles: thoughtfully formulated aromas that will transport you to a different time and place, each with its own personality and narrative.

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  • How to Have a Festive French Holiday Feast!

    How to Have a Festive French Holiday Feast!

    The French have some wonderful food traditions when it comes to the end-of-year holidays! If you have an affinity for all things French, then why not incorporate some of these traditions into your own holiday table this year? From pre-dinner drinks to dessert, keep reading to find out how to throw an amazing holiday party—the French way!

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