Tag: Walking guided tour

“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 […]

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 […]

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 surface of the bustling Parisian streets? Avoid the eternally long lines and experience an intrepid visit to the largest necropolis in the world, but be warned, it’s not a trip for the fainthearted! (more…)

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 […]

Scaling the heights – soaring above the rooftops of Milan’s Duomo cathedral

Scaling the heights – soaring above the rooftops of Milan’s Duomo cathedral

It’s well-nigh unthinkable to envisage a trip to Milan without catching at least a glimpse of its number one attraction, the jaw-dropping cathedral in the very centre of the city. The Duomo is to Milano what Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower is to Paris, […]