Sunday morning in Montmartre

I never go to Montmartre. The Sacré Cœur and its surroundings are must-sees when you visit Paris but because it’s not central and I have no particular reason to ride the subway up to the butte, I hadn’t been since showing a friend around a year ago. What prompted me to return? A picture from … Continue reading Sunday morning in Montmartre

Let’s go back to Versailles, shall we?

Earlier this week we explored the private apartments of the French Kings and the Royal Opera in Versailles. But these are not the only areas my parents and I visited in this beautiful château: sacred treasures from faraway lands, delightful pastries by Angelina and a run through the Gallery of Mirrors were part of the … Continue reading Let’s go back to Versailles, shall we?

The secrets of Versailles

When planning my parents’ visit last weekend, we decided to spend our Sunday in the royal city of Versailles. Papa Ritournelle had the brilliant idea of signing us up for one of the château’s guided tours. This allowed us to discover the intimate life of the French kings by exploring the private apartments of Louis … Continue reading The secrets of Versailles

Merci aime Paris

Thursday night, Merci celebrated its new Parisian theme and display. The chic charity store is now full of whimsical books, notebooks, postcards and other merchandise featuring Paris. Eiffel Towers have invaded the space (not that I’m complaining). So here is a little roundup of all the fun little things you can find there right now. … Continue reading Merci aime Paris