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Posted on December 11th, 2015

Just returning from a recent trip to Paris and never once considered canceling my trip. I know there are many travelers that have cancelled or are reconsidering travel plans to France after the recent terrorist attacks, but in all honesty I actually felt very safe during my stay in Paris.… Read full article

Posted on January 30th, 2015

The Champs-Élysée is located in the heart of the Eighth, making this one of the most bustling districts of Paris. This busy grand avenue is full of the most posh shops in Paris, making it one of the priciest areas. The avenue runs from the Place de la Concorde (where Marie Antoinette was beheaded, and now the location of the Luxor Obelisk) to the Arc de Triomphe, and runs through the gardens that surround the Grand Palais.… Read full article

Posted on January 28th, 2015

If you are visiting Paris for the first time, you can expect to be spending a great deal of time in the Seventh. This arrondissement is home to some of the top sights in Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, the Tomb of Napoleon, and several prominent museums.… Read full article

Posted on July 28th, 2014

Similarly to its western neighbor (the Fifth), the Sixth has a reputation for being one of the more scholarly districts. L’École des Beaux-Arts de Paris is located in this district, as well as the French Senate and Académie francaise. This left bank arrondissement is home to some of the most historic moments in Paris, particularly in philosophy and the arts.… Read full article

Posted on July 16th, 2014

The Fifth Arrondissement, located opposite the Fourth along the Seine, is a lively and bustling districit, but is also the oldest district in Paris. This part of Paris was constructed by the Romans in the 1st Centurcy BC, after the Gauls on Ile de la Cité were conquered.… Read full article

Posted on July 11th, 2014

L’Hôtel-de-Ville, as some call it, is the Fourth Arrondissement in Paris, located just south of the Third. The Fourth shares Le Marais with the Third, though the former contains the more lively parts of this medieval neighbourhood. The Fourth has become known as the gay district of Paris, particularly around the southern reaches of Le Marais, but the area does include a diverse population.… Read full article

Posted on July 8th, 2014

The Third is one of the smaller arrondissements of Paris, only beat out buy the Second. Also located on the Right bank, this charming district is an amalgamation  of cultures, containing the northern
most reaches of Le Marais, the medieval district of Paris (though Le Marais also expands into the Fourth).… Read full article

Posted on July 8th, 2014

Galerie Vivienne The Second Arrondissement in Paris is located on the right bank of the Seine, and also happens to be the smallest arrondissement; the area is home to the Paris Opera and the Stock Exchange. Here, you will find boutiques and cafes that have more of a small town atmosphere than a large city, but one of the most popular spots is the market street Rue Montorgueil near Chatelaet Les Halles.… Read full article

Posted on August 17th, 2013

LutetiaOne of my very favorite hotels in Paris is the Lutetia. Built in 1910 under the direction of two of the greatest architects of the day, Hotel Lutetia was the first Art Deco hotel in Paris.

Situated in the literary and artistic centre of Paris, several painters and writers have stayed or made their home at the luxury hotel including Matisse, Andre Gide, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Picasso.… Read full article

Posted on July 7th, 2013

One of things I enjoy most when traveling anywhere, is visiting churches. Being catholic, I have an imbedded interest and curiosity about them. The large gothic cathedrals in Europe, as well as the charming little chapels I have found even here in the United States.… Read full article