Street Photography Paris

Street Photography Paris

Street Photography Paris – the City of Light through a black and white lens.   “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” ― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast “When good Americans […]

Things to Do in Paris (No Eiffel Towers here)

Things to Do in Paris  (No Eiffel Towers here)

So you’ve been in Paris for a few days. You have managed to fight through the tourist hordes at the Louvre  to get your selfie with Mona Lisa. You have queued for three hours at the Eiffel Tower to sit at the top with a view over all of Paris and sip expensive cheap champagne from a […]

Best Day Trips From Paris

Best Day Trips From Paris

I recently spent two weeks in Paris renting an apartment and enjoying the delights of the City of Light. But despite King Francois’ declaration that “Paris isn’t a city, it’s a world” there is more to France than this enchanting city. Here are some of the best day trips from Paris. And it doesn’t include Versailles. vineyards of champagne […]

Top 5 Paris Food and Wine Experiences

Top 5 Paris Food and Wine Experiences

In my last post I wrote about our delicious experience learning to cook and having lunch with a Parisian.  Food and wine are always central to my travels but in Paris this  is taken to a whole new level. If you ever do get to France here are my top five Paris food and wine experiences you shouldn’t miss. wine tasting in […]

Learning to Cook in Paris

Learning to Cook in Paris

“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport” Julia Child There is no doubting that France could arguably be named the food capital of the world. Food in France is a very serious business. From the dazzling array of local fresh produce in the many street markets, to the very significant business […]

Marche aux Puces – Europe’s Largest Flea Market

Marche aux Puces – Europe’s Largest Flea Market

I hate being late. Consequently I am known to turn up to a meeting place an hour earlier than necessary. Such was the situation on the day we had been invited to take a tour of the flea market in St Ouen. We arrived at the designated metro station of Porte de Clignancourt and sat in a nearby cafe […]

Renting an Apartment in Paris

Renting an Apartment in Paris

“That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me.” -Marion Cotillard as Adriana in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris When I was a teenager I dreamed of living in Paris.  I read many books and watched films set around life in this enchanting city.  I dreamed of […]

Top 5 French Films

Top 5 French Films

One way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in it. If it’s not possible to live where they speak the language that you want to learn the next best thing is to watch movies…and plenty of them. While it may seem a bit of a pain with with the subtitles and having to read […]

Planning for Paris

Planning for Paris

In just under three weeks I will be in Paris! I have rented an apartment for two weeks and am aiming to spend some quality time enjoying this glamorous city.  Believing that a little preparation can make for a more enjoyable trip I have been reading various books and trying – with hilarious results – to learn some of the language. […]