The Louvre – A few tips on how to visit the museum

It’s Bastille Day in France and the entrance to the Louvre is exceptionally free to celebrate. Today also marks the reopening of the Islamic Art gallery after this spring’s floods. The Louvre is the subject of popular posts on my blog: the Napoleon III rooms and the Ancient Egypt mummies still figure among my most-read…

The Chaumet salons on place Vendôme

Before visiting the Louis Vuitton workshop, I had the chance to spend time in the Chaumet salons. Located on iconic place Vendôme across from the Ritz, they were exceptionally open to the public for LVMH’s Journées Particulières. The place represents the high-jewlery brand well: it is as exquisite, refined and full of history. Avant de…

Moving to Montmartre

I realize I have been MIA from this blog for far too long but I have an unexpected move to blame for my absence and the break in my routine. It all started with an intense search for the perfect apartment (well, at least a decent one which would fall within my budget). As some…

Paris as seen from the Saint-Jacques Tower

When in Paris, you may have noticed this ancient, lone tower erected in the center of the city. The Saint-Jacques Tower had long been under renovation and it would intrigue me whenever I passed by. Now the monument is {almost} as new and I had the chance to climb up the 300 steps of its…