Blog

Cozy Paris Winters

Cozy Paris Winters

I've added something to make winters evenings in Paris just a little bit cozier.  Home Sweet Paris Home from Paris Weekender on Vimeo. January and February are lovely times to visit Paris. Average temps are in the 40s so it's perfectly pleasant to walk around and the...

Moving Out

Moving Out

A couple of weeks ago, I moved out of the house I'd been renting the last seven years in Brittany. Moving out of a rental in France, it turns out, is a bit more work than moving out of a rental in the U.S. I spoke of some of the bureaucratic challenges in my earlier...

Taxe d’habitation and the French bureacracy

Taxe d’habitation and the French bureacracy

In France, there are two types of property tax, taxe foncière, which is paid by the property owner, and taxe d'habitation, paid by the resident as of January 1 of that year. View from my front door After seven years, I am moving out of my rental in Brittany. I still...

Penultimate GR34 Update

Penultimate GR34 Update

Having finished all the mainland segments of Brittany's coastal trail (the GR34) and many of the islands, I'm now at 1,461 miles logged since November 2014. Here are all my GR34 photos to date. Bay of Quiberon I plan to finish the last few remaining pieces of this...

Semaine du Golfe

Semaine du Golfe

At the end of May, I was in Brittany for the biennial week-long festival, the Semaine du Golfe. This "Week of the Gulf" is a celebration of the boating history of the Gulf of Morbihan. There is no racing, but numerous other boat-related festivities, including a...

Paris & World Populations Chart

Paris & World Populations Chart

This fascinating and dynamic bar chart by John Burn-Murdoch of the Financial Times (via Jane Friedman's website) shows the relative populations of the world's 10 largest cities from 1500 to 2018. Follow Paris! It only dropped off in many of our lifetimes!...

Eataly in the Marais!

Eataly in the Marais!

Thanks to the wonderful HIPParis blog for sharing that Eataly Paris is now open! Full disclosure: this photo is actually from BigLove of the Big Mamma group Now, three floors and 4,000 m2 of Italian gastronomy is just a 7-minute, 550-meter walk from my apartment. I...

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

I've compiled a few of my favorite photos of Notre Dame that I've taken over the years: There are several ways you can donate to help with the rebuilding. Here is one reliable charity, the Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris, a 501c3 public charity (all gifts are tax...

Lost in Frenchlation April Events!

Lost in Frenchlation April Events!

Lost in Frenchlation has several more events this month and they have kindly offered **two free tickets to the first of Paris Weekender's readers to email me at parisweekender@gmail.com** and request them. Please note which of the shows below you'd like to attend. ***...

Send a Paris Postcard

As Seen On…