A Guide To Père-Lachaise Cemetery

A Guide To Père-Lachaise Cemetery

There’s something dreamily romantic about wandering a beautiful cemetery, and Paris’s iconic Père-Lachaise is one of the world’s most memorable. The mood may be bitter-sweet, given it’s a place of memorial, but it’s also a destination to honor the dead. Nature lovers will appreciate this 110-acre sanctuary dotted with atmospheric trees and plants. ... Read More

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. ... Read More

A Rare Film of Paris in the 1920s – Then vs. Now!

A Rare Film of Paris in the 1920s – Then vs. Now!

We came across a fascinating film that shows scenes of Paris during the 1920s, and thought it would be fun to see how much the city has transformed since then. As it turns out, not much has changed in 100 years! From the Garnier Opera to waiters’ uniforms, Paris continues to be one of the most beautiful and historic cities on earth! ... Read More

The Fascinating Life of a Flâneuse – The Revolutionary Pont Neuf

The Fascinating Life of a Flâneuse – The Revolutionary Pont Neuf

For the third installment of Madelyn’s Fascinating Life of a Flâneuse series, she takes a dive into the history of this quintessentially Parisian pastime. Turn back the pages of history to the year 1600, and find out how a mere bridge could revolutionize the way that pedestrians interacted with their city! ... Read More

Stunning Light Show Brings History to Life at Les Invalides

Stunning Light Show Brings History to Life at Les Invalides

A real treat for Parisian vacationers, the Invalides: Sound and Light Show is a “must see” event for anyone staying in the area during the month of August. With an unparalleled display of projected images, a riveting soundtrack and a rich historical narrative, this enchanting show will truly take spectators’ breath away! ... Read More

A Closer Look at Ladurée’s Newest Macaron Boxes

A Closer Look at Ladurée’s Newest Macaron Boxes

Maison Ladurée’s most recent collaboration with Australian illustrator Kerrie Hess brings together all the best elements of the Parisian dream: beauty, femininity, fashion and of course, macarons. Come take a closer look at her exclusive, limited edition designs, and learn the fascinating history behind this world-renowned pastry shop and the adorable pastel-colored confections they create! ... Read More

See 300 Years of Stunning Fashions in the Chicest City on Earth!

See 300 Years of Stunning Fashions in the Chicest City on Earth!

As one of the most important fashion capitals of the world, is there any place better than Paris to see an incredible fashion exhibition? Spanning three centuries and showcasing 300 exquisite garments, Fashion Forward, now showing at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, is an event that fashion lovers and costume design enthusiasts won’t want to miss! ... Read More

Why the Château de Chantilly is the Perfect Day Trip from Paris

Why the Château de Chantilly is the Perfect Day Trip from Paris

Just 45 minutes from Paris by train, the Château de Chantilly makes for a wonderful day trip to the sprawling French countryside. Exquisitely preserved and almost entirely unchanged since the 1800s, this fairytale castle not only houses the second largest collection of antique paintings after the Louvre, but also an internationally acclaimed equestrian center! ... Read More

Why is There a Windmill on the Moulin Rouge?

Why is There a Windmill on the Moulin Rouge?

The Moulin Rouge is one of the most recognized landmarks of Paris – but have you ever wondered why a cabaret is topped by a bright red windmill? What does grinding flour have to do with performing the can-can? We delve into the fascinating history behind the Moulin Rouge and two other windmills in the northern Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre! ... Read More

The Glorious Chickens of Bresse and How to Cook Them

The Glorious Chickens of Bresse and How to Cook Them

The chickens from the small region of Bresse, France are known worldwide as the highest quality and most delicious. Madelyn shares her discovery of these special chickens and learns all about their rigorous standards of quality. Also included is one of her favorite recipes: Poulet de Bresse with Cream Sauce and Morel Mushrooms. ... Read More

How to Skip the Lines at the Château of Versailles

How to Skip the Lines at the Château of Versailles

With about 7 million visitors each year, the Château of Versailles is one of the most popular tourist attractions in France. The lines to buy tickets and enter the Palace can stretch for unbelievable lengths. Save precious time and make your visit easy with a skip-the-line ticket to the palace. You’ll be exploring the domaine of legendary kings and queens in no time! ... Read More

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