Paris

Discovering a Taste of Paris Part 1 – Taking a Walk on the Sweet Side

Discovering a Taste of Paris Part 1 – Taking a Walk on the Sweet Side

As the recent Netflix series of “Chef’s Table” enticingly fills our screens with more mouth-watering glimpses into the lives of modern culinary visionaries around the globe, featuring four of the world’s most acclaimed pastry chefs and tantalisingly sub-titled “Dessert is Served”, we go in search […]

‘La Crème de la Crème’ Market Tour and Cooking Class in Paris

‘La Crème de la Crème’ Market Tour and Cooking Class in Paris

Tucked away on a tiny ‘passage’ just off the bustling, vibrant market street of rue Cler in the 7th arrondissement, the last thing you would expect to see when pushing open the front door of Charlotte’s home and workplace is a fully-fledged, gleaming professional kitchen […]

“Life is a Cabaret, old chum” : Putting a Feather in your Cap in Paris

“Life is a Cabaret, old chum” : Putting a Feather in your Cap in Paris

Sally Bowles, aka Liza Minelli, famously urged us all in best carpe diem style to put down our knitting, the book and the broom to come hear the music play – and where better place to do so than during a stay in the heart […]

“Liaisons Dangereuses” : Exploring the Scandalous Side of Paris

“Liaisons Dangereuses” : Exploring the Scandalous Side of Paris

Paris is synonymous with being a city of pleasure, and lovers of the Musée d’Orsay will be familiar with Impressionist works by masters such as Degas, Manet and Toulouse-Lautrec above, depicting the life and times of colourful female characters from the 19th century. Take a walk on the […]

A British ‘national treasure’ abroad – Grayson Perry at the Monnaie de Paris

A British ‘national treasure’ abroad – Grayson Perry at the Monnaie de Paris

I’m not sure the one and only Grayson Perry would thank me for the ‘national treasure’ ticket, but it is meant as a genuine term of endearment. In times of political turmoil and constantly shifting sands, there is always something thoroughly dependable and thought-provoking about […]

Follow in the Footsteps of the Literary Greats in Paris

Follow in the Footsteps of the Literary Greats in Paris

Which literary buff hasn’t stood in front of the Opéra Garnier and been tempted to burst into song à la Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera? Which child (or parent) hasn’t gazed up at the awe-inspiring façade of the Notre-Dame cathedral, without imagining Quasimodo […]

Wining and dining in unforgettable style chez Septime

Wining and dining in unforgettable style chez Septime

If I were to say that getting a table at Septime is comparable to winning the lottery, or finding a €50 note on the pavement, I’d be exaggerating only slightly, but oh gosh it is well worth jumping through all those hoops to try for […]

Tripping the Light Fantastic at the Atelier des Lumières Museum

Tripping the Light Fantastic at the Atelier des Lumières Museum

The Klimt exhibition at the newly opened Atelier des Lumières in the 11th neighbourhood of Paris has been the undisputed runaway success of the season. Shortly to close after having been extended through to January, the doors of this unique space will reopen on February […]

Tales of the Unexpected: Braving the Catacombs in Paris

Tales of the Unexpected: Braving the Catacombs in Paris

Labyrinthine subterranean passages, chilling tales of macabre carryings-on and spooky anecdotes of bones transported across the city. What better time of year than a bracing autumnal day to take a deep breath and plunge into the depths of the sinister Catacombs, sixty feet below the […]

Seeing Paris in a Brand New Light at Christmas

Seeing Paris in a Brand New Light at Christmas

Whether you know the capital like the back of your hand or are planning your very first holiday in Paris, Christmas is undeniably one of the most magical times of the year to take to the streets and meander on foot around the aptly-named city […]

Top 10 Restaurant Recommendations near the Louvre

Top 10 Restaurant Recommendations near the Louvre

Well, you’ve got to start somewhere, so the Louvre it has to be – and for good reason, it’s the most-visited museum in the world! Renowned for being one of the trickiest of them all to navigate indoors, with over 380,000 objects on show, the […]