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 Cotte-Roti: Exploring Bistronomy Near Marché d’Aligre

A review of Le Cote-Roti, the bistronomic restaurant of owner-chef Nicolas Michel located near one of Paris's most historic and exhuberant food markets.

Doctor Rabbit and Monsieur Lapin

This restaurant, which I quite liked and often recommended, closed in 2011, but you can still enjoy this review from 2008. Like any good doctor, veterinarian Dr. Jean-Francois...

Barefoot in the Parc de Sceaux

A bike and foot path called La Coulée Verte du Sud Parisien flows south from the edge of Paris by way of the lovely Parc de Sceaux.

Music video: She Walked Along the River (The T-Shirt Song)

France Revisited is thrilled to announce the release of our first travel music video, She Walked Along the River (The T-Shirt Song). The song (Rated-R)...

Quinn Jacobson’s American West Portraits in Paris

American photographer Quinn Jacobson, a specialist in early photographic techniques, has returned to Paris this spring with “The American West Portraits,” a showing of recent works at the gallery Centre Iris pour la photographie until June 19, 2012. The portraits in this show were created with the wet plate collodion process, a photographic technique developed in the 1850s.

Waterfront hoofin’ in Paris

Those visiting Paris in late July and August are well aware of the existence of Paris Plage, the 5-week beach along the Seine. Much less well known and less visited by foreign visitors is the Paris Plage extension along Bassin de la Villette in 19th arrondissment.
Caroline Hoarau-Beauval - cofounder of ArchiTrip at Bibliotheque Francois Mitterrand-GLK

ArchiTrip: Tours of 20th- and 21st-Century Paris

An encounter with Christine Hoarau-Beauval, cofounder of ArchiTrip, a Paris-based company offerings tours of 20th and 21st century architecture and urban planning that help travelers and residents understanding the evolution of Paris beyond the 19th-century upheavals of Baron Haussmann.

Paris Restaurants: 10 Ways to Keep It Simple and Simply Good

Those who live in Paris know that it isn't all about fine dining but about dining with fine friends. Here's a selection of 10 restaurants and other eateries throughout Paris for when you want to keep it simple, simply good.

Daytrip from Paris: The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Laon

Eighty-five miles northeast of Paris there stands on the plateau of the old town of Laon one of the great, undervisited Gothic cathedrals of...

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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