Catégorie : Monument

Day Trip from Paris : Provins

Provins (the S is not prounced) is a little over an hour by train from Paris train station Gare de L’Est. It is a fantastic place to go with kids of all ages during the high seasons (April through October). The main attraction are the the medieval shows that are performed but also for the medieval architecture. And even if… Read more →

Day Trip – Versailles Gardens

I know how attractive the Château de Versailles is, and millions of people visit it every year so far be it from me to  dissuade you from walking the halls of this renowned and historical edifice. But, let me just tell you, if you have already seen the castle, you MUST take advantage of the gardens. These perfectly sculpted and mastered… Read more →

Paris Haute Couture : Ludovic Winterstan SS16

Article by Frank Cierpial Nostalgia is part of the human condition. Millions of people visit the Notre Dame de Paris everyday to see this relic that stands in Paris since the Middle Ages. Coming here for the first time from New Jersey was like going into a time machine and coming out 7 hours later my mind back in the… Read more →

10 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About the Eiffel Tower

You know I love the Eiffel Tower. What Paris expat doesn’t?!? So I thought it was about time I posted another article about this lovely iron lady. read on and you will have some interesting things to say during your water cooler break, about our giant sparkling four-legged tower. You’re welcome. In 1925 a crook named Victor Lustig swindled some investors… Read more →

A Very Parisian Halloween

Article by Frank Cierpial Frank Cierpial For me, Halloween has always been a time for candy, creative costumes, and fun and why should Parisians sit that out? In school, I learned that Halloween is not really a thing in France, but based on what I saw over the past two days, it is. Yes, it’s true that the French like… Read more →

Pretty Paris Pictures : Le Louvre Area

Le Louvre is a fantastic place to sit and snap photographs with a great zoom lens. It has been quite some time since I just wandered the city with my camera, and I got the chance to get away  recently and snap shots to my heart’s content. Read more →

24 Hours in Paris – Prête-Moi Paris Style!

Sometimes friends will email me and ask for advice on what to do with a long layover in Paris. Or better yet, some friends will deliberately schedule a long layover, just to get a « Paris fix » (it’s like a drug you know)! If it were me, I would certainly schedule a long layover, but I live here so I am… Read more →

Romantic Weekend at Fontainebleau

Chéri and I celebrated our two year wedding anniversary with a romantic weekend away…. not too far for lack of budget and time. But really, in France, you don’t need to go far to find a place for romance. We took the train from Gare de Lyon (mid-strike mind you) and a half an hour from the Paris arrived at… Read more →

Pretty Paris Pictures : Opera House Details

If you have been following this blog for some time, you most likely know that my FAVORITE Paris monument is the Opéra Garnier. I can’t pass by it without snapping an instagram at the very least. It’s makes frequent appearances on this blog, as you can see here, here here and here and also here…oh yeah and here too. Read more →

Paris Love Locks : Photo Essay

The Paris love-locks… I know, I know. We have all discussed, photographed and blogged the death out of these little objects… They have a turbulent existence it would seem… All these declarations of passion, desire and commitment have become cumbersome to the city of Paris, but no one wants to discard them. In a recent article in the Marianne magazine… Read more →

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