Suggestions for Visitors to Paris

When I “met” Paris at the tender age of 18, it was love at first sight.  She was magical, beautiful, and mysterious.  I fell under her spell and had no desire to break it, promising myself that I would return as frequently as possible! 

— Michelle Keel, Paris Gone By

Paris by Mouth

Le Cordon Bleu Paris proposes a range of short term culinary discoveries for those with a passion for the art of cooking: cooking classespastry classes and boulangerie workshops. These courses can take the form of demonstrations or practical workshops.

Eating in Paris: David Lebovitz, An American pastry chef and author who lives in Paris

Join Us in France Podcast

Paris Unlocked

Paris Gone By

Admiring the Trees of Paris, New York Times

Joann Pai – A Little Guide for Those Coming to Paris

Exploring Paris By Foot Along the Seine

Hôtel de la Marine

The Earful Tower: An Australian-Swedish couple living in Paris share their take on the city

Musée Guimet, Musée national des arts asiatiques

Musée Jacquemart-André

Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris

Musée de la Libération de Paris – musée du Général Leclerc – musée Jean Moulin

Rue des Martyrs

The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs by Elaine Sciolino, former Paris bureau chief for The New York Times

The Seine: The River that Made Paris by Elaine Sciolino

Basilique de Saint-Denis – The final resting place of the kings and queens of France. Built on the grave of Saint Denis, a Bishop of Paris who died in 250 AD, the royal abbey of Saint-Denis was, from the death of King Dagobert in 639 AD until the 19th century, the burial place of 43 kings, 32 queens and 10 servants to the monarchy. The basilica was raised to the rank of cathedral in 1966.

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme – The largest French museum of Jewish art and history

Église Saint-Sulpice de Paris – It is only slightly smaller than Notre-Dame and thus the second-largest church in the city. The church is mentioned in Dan Brown’s 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code.

The American Church in Paris, the first American church established outside of the United States.

Musée Nissim de Camondo: A historic house museum of French decorative arts located in the Hôtel Camondo at 63, rue de Monceau, on the edge of Parc Monceau, in the 8th arrondissement. The nearest Métro stops are Villiers and Monceau on Line 2.

Musée Picasso

The Musée de la Vie romantique (Museum of Romantic Life) stands at the foot of Montmartre hill in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, 16 rue Chaptal, in an 1830 hôtel particulier facing two twin-studios, a greenhouse, a small garden, and a paved courtyard. The Museum displays on the first floor numerous mementos of the romantic literary figure George Sand, including family portraits, household possessions, pieces of jewelry and memorabilia including plaster casts by Clésinger of the writer’s sensuous right arm and Chopin’s delicate left hand, plus a number of her own unique and rare watercolors called “dendrites”. On the second floor, the museum displays Romantic canvases, sculptures and objets d’art. The nearest métro stations are PigalleBlancheSaint-Georges, and Liège.

Des Mots et Des Arts (en français) vous propose de découvrir ses visites guidées de Paris. Pour mieux comprendre l’histoire et les transformations urbaines de la capitale, nos guides vous accompagnent dans votre découverte parisienne.

Paris Photographers to provide visual inspiration.