Paris & Surroundings

One can spend a lifetime exploring Paris and the greater Paris called Ile de France. While most of the articles in this section focus on sights, tastes, history, shops, art and life in the capital, we also make frequent trips to Versailles, Fontainebleau, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Barbizon, Chantilly, Auvers-sur-Oise, the Chevreuse Valley and other notable places in the surrounding region.

Le Génie de la Bastille / The Spirit of the Bastille.

Va-nu-pieds: The Spirit of the Bastille

Va-nu-pied, the Barefoot Photographer, feels the spirit of the liberty at Place de la Bastille.

April in Paris

April in Paris. Sing along with it, get in the mood, take it smooth, croon with it, snap your fingers to it, take a long draw of it, stroll with it along the boulevard, cry yourself a River Seine of it. However you like it it's here.
Joe Wilkins shooting at the BTC de Gonesse

The Borrowed Gun: Sports Shooting in France

Please don’t think that I’m looking to enter the fray of the hot-button topic of gun control in the United States when I tell...
Love locks, Paris, 2011 (c) Joe Wilkins

Paris Love Locks Sold for Charity

This is for all the lovers out there—at least for those who attached locks to Paris bridges over the Seine and for those who are disappointed that love locks have been banned from the city center. On May 13 bunches of them will be up for auction at Paris's official pawn shop.

Paris By Night: The Midnight Ride

Biking Paris after midnight on a warm summer's night is a spectacular way for residents and visitors to (re) discover the pleasure of Paris by night.

Chef Talk: A Lunchtime Cooking Class at Atelier Guy Martin

A class at the cooking workshop of chef Guy Martin In the context of my investigations into the Parisian culinary world of the great French chef. Video.

Picnicking on the Pont des Arts

risians and visitors alike have gotten into picnicking as a way of enjoying the company of friends and the beauty of Paris on warm evenings. Here's where to picnic in Paris,

Little Black Easter Eggs: Spring Caviar Comes to Paris

It’s lucky that sturgeon don’t put much stock in astrology. All the roe that would normally be reading “Aries” and “Taurus” fish-scopes for the...

Oscar Wilde Saved from Adoring Fans in Paris

The unveiling on Nov. 30, 2011 of Oscar Wilde’s newly restored tomb in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris was the occasion to pay tribute to the great 19th-century Irish writer. We take this opportunity to revisit the turbulent history of the tomb itself.

Private Paris & France Tours

Award-winning travel writer and editor Gary Lee Kraut is the go-to guy for individuals and agencies seeking personalized tours, events and advice in Paris and throughout France.

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