How to Spend Your Sundays in Paris and Make Every Moment Count

Get off the beaten path and explore Paris' hidden corners on Sundays.

The French are known for their long Sunday lunches en famille that stretch into the afternoons.  After washing down a multiple course meal of tempting appetizers, hearty mains, cheese platters, and dessert with a bouteille de vin or two, the French toddle home sated—bellies and ears decidedly full. But where does that leave the rest […]

A Guide to Eating Alone in Paris for Solo Travelers

When eating alone in Paris, you can take up more space than you would with others.

For solo travelers, the most daunting aspect of their trip is often eating alone.  For the uninitiated, the simple act of grabbing a bite between blocks of sightseeing can unleash a spiral of anxiety: You need to eat, but what do you do during the eternity between ordering and the arrival of your plate? Is […]

How to Be a Good Tourist: Paris Edition

Part of responsible tourism in Paris is making an effort to speak some French with the locals.

Don’t miss the rest of our responsible tourism guides: MADRID | BARCELONA | SEVILLE | SAN SEBASTIAN | LISBON | ROME Thinking of visiting Paris? You’re not alone. The city’s visitor bureau announced an uptick in tourism, citing more than 40 million tourists in 2017 with 23 million hotel arrivals.  Despite suffering a lull in tourism, Paris has exceeded its prior visitor numbers. […]

What We Would Eat in Paris If We Had Only One Day

Step 1 of figuring out what to eat in Paris: you can never go wrong with pastries.

Wondering what to eat in Paris? With a plethora of choices, it can be overwhelming.  However, France’s reputation for gastronomic excellence makes dining out a true delight. Mapping out what to eat in Paris will take you to some of the best neighborhoods in the city. From traditional French fare to North African-inspired cuisine, Paris […]

The 5 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Paris

A Seine dinner cruise is one of the worst tourist traps in Paris there is.

Paris may be one of the world’s top destinations, but that doesn’t mean side-stepping Paris tourist traps is easy.  Communicating in a new language and understanding French cultural norms is only part of the process. In evaluating the best plan for your trip to the City of Light, it’s necessary to look past the clichés […]