How Travelers Can Join the Bicycling Boom in Paris

By Margie Rynn

Posted on 06/23/2021, 2:00 PM

The French capital has gotten très pedal-friendly. Here’s how to rent a ride and explore the city on two wheels. 


This French Ch√Ęteau's Magical Festival of Secret Gardens Happens Every Year

By Margie Rynn

Posted on 06/07/2018, 3:15 AM

For decades, a magnificent castle overlooking the Loire River has been the annual setting for one of Europe's most fantastic feasts for the senses....

Which Paris Arrondissement is Best to Stay In?

By Margie Rynn

Posted on 03/28/2018, 2:00 AM

Use our overview of the best neighborhoods in Paris to choose the area that fits your vacation style and will enhance your stay.


The Best Paris Cafes: Where to Go, What to Know

By Margie Rynn

Posted on 02/20/2018, 4:15 AM

Paris cafes are an integral part of Parisian life. We name where to eat with great views and long history, plus tips on how to order at any cafe in Paris.


Picknicking Across Paris: 8 Shops for Stocking Up on Supplies

By Margie Rynn

Posted on 04/01/2010, 12:00 AM

Although restaurants are all very fine and good, there's a lot to be said for a quick and easy outdoor meal when you are a.) tired, b.) on a budget, or c.) a fan of Paris' many lovely parks and squares....

How Parisians Work: 4 Productive Visits for Travelers

By Margie Rynn

Posted on 01/03/2010, 12:00 AM

True, you can't visit the offices and workshops where millions of Parisians earn their daily bread, but there are a few places -- from auctions to open studios -- you can go to see them in action. ...

Shop Smart: Discount Shopping Streets Across Paris

By Margie Rynn

Posted on 11/03/2009, 12:00 AM

Though boutiques throughout Paris might seem uniformly expensive, there are a few discount-packed streets where those in the know go to stock their wardrobes and apartments with clothes and knickknacks at significantly reduced prices....

4 Private Parties that Will Open Doors to a Whole New Paris

By Margie Rynn

Posted on 06/09/2009, 12:00 AM

Intrepid Parisians are adding private parties to their nightlife cars instead of just clubs and bars. Situated in unusual locations or private homes, these alternative get-togethers can be a great way to mingle with locals. ...

5 Things You Don't Know About Paris

By Margie Rynn

Posted on 03/26/2009, 12:00 AM

With a little bit of insider information, travelers can discover the affordable side of the French capital, while still enjoying its many pleasures....

People Watching, Lit Legends and More of the Best of Paris Cafe Culture

By Margie Rynn

Posted on 08/07/2007, 12:00 AM

There must be thousands of cafes in Paris, and a thorough run down would easily fill a book. Though you could probably have a primal cafe experience in just about any corner operation, here are a few ideas for your own personal cafe tour....

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