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Dark Side of Paris Walking Tour

Dark Side of Paris Walking Tour

One evening in late May, a friend and I went on the Dark Side of Paris Evening Walk through PARISCityVISION. We were unlucky with the weather: it poured rain most of the evening. We ended up cutting the 3-hour tour a bit short. But we did stick around for the bulk of...

GuruWalk, a Free Walking Tour Community

GuruWalk, a Free Walking Tour Community

I was contacted today by Bernard of GuruWalk, a growing worldwide community that connects tour guides with travelers. It is completely free to register as a tour guide; the tours are also free. Bernard asked me to help spread the word that for Christmas, GuruWalk has...

My Interview with Discover Walks

My Interview with Discover Walks

I was recently interviewed by Discover Walks about my Paris experience, my favorite Paris addresses and tips for visitors. The interview is now up on line. You can read it here! My Montmartre photo post editing with the Waterlogue app Discovers Walks offers walking...

The Marais, Old and New

The Marais, Old and New

For anyone who may have missed it, I am posting a link to Liz Alderman's New York Times Travel piece from February 1st. Place des Vosges, Marais Most of you know that the Marais is chez moi, and I never run out of new corners of the district to explore. Liz lives only...

Hiking in Paris 2

Hiking in Paris 2

Nearly two years ago, I wrote (here) about one of the long distance trails (the grandes randonnées) that transects central Paris (see the Red 1 Trail below). This past summer, I completed another of these hikes through Paris, the Blue 2 Trail above. The full trail is...

An Art Nouveau Walking Tour of Paris’s 16th

An Art Nouveau Walking Tour of Paris’s 16th

While "medieval" and "Hausmannian" may be the first styles that come to mind when we think of Parisian architecture, Paris is also home to an impressive array of more modern architecture. Guimard's Castel Béranger, Rue Jean de la Fontaine, 75016 Paris (1898) Just once...

Discover Walks – Montmartre and the Impressionists

Discover Walks – Montmartre and the Impressionists

Earlier this month, I was invited by Discover Walks to join one of their Paris walking tours. I chose the Montmartre and the Impressionists tour because I was not as familiar with this neighborhood as I am with some of the other parts of the city where they conduct...

Eye Prefer Paris: Touring the Marais with Richard Nahem

Eye Prefer Paris: Touring the Marais with Richard Nahem

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking an Eye Prefer Paris tour of the Marais with fellow Marais resident Richard Nahem. I had taken Paris Walks' Marais walking tour and I've lived in the Marais for the last two years. So I wasn't expecting to learn a whole lot...

Hiking in Paris

Hiking in Paris

If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you know that I am a big fan of (obsessed with?) France's long distance trail system (the grandes randonnées). I completed Corsica's breathtaking GR20 in 2009 and 2011, and have walked a number of segments of...

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