As an American expat, the question I get most is: What do you miss about home? In a pinch I can find a reasonable substitute for many of the readily available items from the U.S. that I miss.  If not, friends keep me in supply. But, there’s one thing I can’t ask even my nearest… …read more

Artists and artisans are part of the fabric of French culture. They make the architecture, décor, clothing, food, and culture so alluring. Galeries Lafayette is an homage to French creation. So with that in mind, we thought we would share the highlights of what we discovered (and rediscovered) on our recent visit to Galeries Lafayette… …read more

Flâner has always been one of my favorite French verbs. The dictionary definition reads “se promener sans but précis” (to walk without a precise goal). Since aimless wandering is basically my raison d’etre in Paris, I appreciate that the French have a word dedicated to the act. Spend some time in Paris and you will quickly understand how many different… …read more

Picnic season is in full swing in Paris. Here are a few spots where picnickers of all kinds can find their bliss. …read more

July is when locals slow down, savor the warm weather as they prepare for les vacances. Here are our picks for what to do in Paris in July. …read more

Dreaming of your own flat in Paris? Or a country home in a French village? Here’s our selection of homes to help make your French dreams come true. …read more

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The start of the summer months in Paris means fine weather, concerts, festivals, sporting events, blockbuster exhibits, and more. …read more

Knowing how notoriously small Paris hotels can get, we’ve done our research of the best family-friendly hotels in Paris— with family rooms, apartments, pools and other qualities to please kids and parents alike. …read more

If being an expat felt like the ultimate exploration into the unknown, the birth of our son made me discover Paris once again, this time through the eyes of a mother. …read more

Whether you want some place quiet or in the thick of it all, we’ve chosen the best Paris vacation rentals for your next trip. …read more

In Paris, even the most basic French phrases can be slightly confounding at first. Here are some of my favorite French-isms to share. …read more

It’s possible to have a great time in Paris without much money. I’ve compiled my top 30 tips for enjoying Paris on a budget. …read more

Here’s our complete guide to Paris in May with the best places to go, things to do, and activities for families in the City of Light. …read more