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  • Paris Today

    Bienvenue à Paris! Or, welcome to Paris! Although it may seem as if time stands still in this city—with its romantic buildings and elegant parks... Read more

  • Top Things to Do in Paris

    Originally built as a temporary exhibition for the 1889 World's Fair, today there's no other monument that symbolizes Paris better than Gustave... Read more

  • What the Locals Do in Paris

    To appreciate the City of Light as the locals do, you can start by learning some of the daily rituals of Paris life. These simple, fun pleasures... Read more

  • Paris With Kids

    Paris is often promoted as an adult destination, but there's no shortage of children's activities to keep the young ’uns busy, not to mention that... Read more

  • Left Bank Artists and Writers

    Some of the greatest artists and writers of the 20th century were attracted to the winding streets and bustling boulevards of Paris's Left Bank... Read more

  • Cheap Things to Do in Paris

    It's easy to break the bank in Paris, but those acquainted with the city know where to find the free (or almost free) stuff. Here are some tips.... Read more

  • Paris Museums

    There's no shortage of museums in Paris, so it's a good idea to make a plan. This overview includes all the museums listed elsewhere in the book;... Read more

  • Romantic Things to Do in Paris

    It isn't hard to stumble across a romantic moment in Paris. Couples kiss on park benches, dine by candlelight in cozy neighborhood bistros, and walk... Read more

  • Hands-on Paris

    Sometimes it's not enough to see the sights, shop the boutiques, and sample cuisine: you must really immerse yourself. Taking part in some of... Read more

  • Bicycling in Paris

    You've seen those 1930s photographs of Paris—men in berets bicycling the streets, a baguette tucked under one arm; elegant women in billowing... Read more

  • Top Reasons to Go to Paris

    Iconic Landmarks: From the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe, Paris dazzles. Chic Shopping: The Champs-Élysées and Rue St-Honoré are the... Read more

  • Hemingway's Paris

    There is a saying: "Everyone has two countries, his or her own—and France." For the Lost Generation after World War I, these words rang... Read more

  • Paris's Covered Arcades

    Before there were the grands magasins, there were the passages couverts, covered arcades that offered the early-19th-century Parisian shopper a... Read more

  • A Scenic Walk in Montmartre

    One of Paris's most charming walks begins at the Abbesses métro station (Line 12), which has one of only two remaining iron-and-glass Art Nouveau... Read more

  • Shakespeare and Company

    This English-language Shakespeare & Company (37 rue de la Bûcherie 01–43–25–40–93 www.shakespeareandcompany.com) is one of Paris's most eccentric and lovable literary institutions.... Read more

  • Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore

    Les Deux Magots (6 pl. St-Germain-des-Prés) and the neighboring Café de Flore (172 bd. St-Germain) have been duking it out on this bustling corner... Read more

  • Artists, Writers, and Exiles in Paris

    Paris became a magnet for the international avant-garde in the mid-1800s and remained Europe's creative capital until the 1950s. It all began... Read more

  • Paris Café Culture

    The café capital of the world is making room for the new barista cafés sweeping cities across the globe. For discerning coffee lovers this is good... Read more

  • Paris Apartment Rentals

    Many Fodorites rent apartments in Paris because they favor extra space plus that special feeling of living like a local. Rentals can also offer... Read more

  • French Restaurant Types

    Bistro: The broadest category, a bistro can be a simple, relaxed restaurant serving traditional fare, one of the new "bistronomic" eateries, or a... Read more

  • Paris Jazz Clubs

    The French fell hard for jazz during World War I, but the real coup de foudre—literally "lightning bolt" or figuratively "love at first sight"—came... Read more

  • A French Cheese Primer

    Their cuisine might be getting lighter, but the French aren't ready to relinquish their cheese. Some restaurants present a single, lovingly selected... Read more

  • Best Shopping in Paris

    Paris's legendary shopping destinations draw people from the world over, but perhaps a deeper allure lies in lesser-known attractions: the city... Read more

  • Museum Dining in Paris

    Most Paris museums offer a passable café, but sometimes a top-notch lunch, teatime, or even dinner is just the thing after a few hours of museum... Read more

  • Paris Cocktail Bars

    The cocktail bar is undergoing a renaissance in Paris. In fact, classy concoctions haven’t been served up with such flair since the days when the... Read more

  • Jardin du Palais Royal

    Paris's secret oasis no more. With the arrival of Marc Jacobs, Rick Owens, and Stella McCartney, the palace and gardens of the Jardin du... Read more

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