Category Archives: Discovering France

6 Gorgeous Paris Restaurants To Add to Your Hit List

interior of Le Train Bleu restaurant in Paris

Great restaurateurs know that these days, the decor of an establishment is as important as the menu. In Paris, a land where a different bistro or brasserie beckons you at every corner, modern French restaurants have learned to distinguish themselves not only with their food but with unique interior design. Read on for six gorgeous…

10 Mood-Enhancing Things To Do In Paris When It Rains

Things To Do In Paris When It Rains

If you haven’t experienced Paris sous la pluie, or “in the rain,” then you haven’t experienced the real Paris. No stranger to frequent wet weather, the City of Lights comes alive in a different way in the rain than it does in sunshine. Silver skies, beautiful architecture reflected in puddles – some say it’s even…

The Best Classic Cafés in Paris

tray with coffee at Parisian cafe Cafe verlet

When you think of Paris, undoubtedly one of the first images that comes to mind is a traditional French café. Rich in history and often accompanied by a terrasse (terrace), filled no matter the season, a classic café in Paris is the ideal spot to people watch while enjoying a quick caffeinated pick-me-up, a luxuriously…

Discover the Charming ‘Little(r) Museums of Paris’

illustration and image of musee nissim de camondo

If you’ve been to Paris, you’ve likely been to one of its most famous, big museums – perhaps the Louvre, Musée D’Orsay or Musée Rodin. But the City of Lights has a universe of smaller collections and cultural offerings, if you only know where to look. We discovered The Little(r) Museums of Paris: An Illustrated…

6 Dreamy French Châteaux to Visit in Winter

Amboise chateau under cover of snow

While spring offers beautiful flowers and touring domaines by bike, there’s a definite charm to visiting the Loire’s French châteaux in during winter. Naturally there’s fewer people visiting at this time of year, and the châteaux look sublime covered in steel-colored frost or a thick layer of snow. Every Holiday season in the Touraine Loire…

5 Ways to Celebrate Marie-Antoinette’s Birthday

a still from 'marie-antoinette'

On 1755, November 2 Marie-Antionette was born. The Austrian princess, destined to become Queen of France, captivated people of her own time and today. Here are chic ways to celebrate the life of this famous French personality!