Exclusive Access to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in France

For travelers wanting a unique and very special day trip from Paris, Artisans of Leisure can offer exclusive access to exquisite Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, the privately owned palace and gardens that were the inspiration for Versailles. Artisans of Leisure arranges private tours of the chateau with the owners, as well as elegant lunches, dinners or cocktails in the lavish interiors. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a 17th-century masterpiece of symmetrical Baroque buildings and ornate …

An Art Lover’s Guide to Paris: Museums, Architecture & Street Art

The French capital has a dizzying amount of art on display. Whilst the Louvre is undoubtedly worth a visit, Paris has so much more to offer in the form of smaller art galleries with exciting features. However, museums and galleries aren’t the only aspect of art you’ll find here, so I’ve put together this brief guide of where …

45 Unexpected Things To Do in Paris

Paris is one of those cities that’s always so easy to return to. There are just so many amazing things to do in the city, so many amazing museums, and activities, and parks, and the food—THE FOOD! Well, by food, I mean cheese. But you get the idea: Paris is exciting. It has been, it is, and…

Top Attractions and Things to do in Paris

Paris is an incredible city and one that is at the top of the list for most people traveling the world. If you’ve never been, I can tell you to believe the hype because it truly is an international city and one that shouldn’t be missed on a trip to Europe. Paris has a certain vibration which can only be understood by visiting and actually spending time there. I had been to Paris before but never really experienced it like …

Paris on a Budget: 8 Ways to Save Money in the City of Lights!

Paris has acquired the reputation of being an astronomically expensive place to visit. The City of Love comes at a price and that price is not romance. However, I’ve said it before, and no doubt I’ll say it again, Paris does not have to break the bank. If you plan things in advance and are smart about your money choices, then it’s definitely possible to visit Paris on a budget. Here are 8 ways to save money in Paris: Enjoy free museum…

Here’s How to Fly from L.A. to Paris on the Cheap This Summer

Let’s be real: There are few more attractive city pairs in the world than Los Angeles and Paris, the City of Angels and the City of Lights. Frankly, traveling between them by bus would be tolerable (if it were possible–Atlantic Ocean and all), given the rewards that exist on both ends of the journey. Thankfully, starting on June 1, you no longer have to entertain the …

Tips for getting the most out of a Family Holiday to Disneyland Paris

If you’ve recently booked a holiday for the family to Disneyland Paris, you’re no doubt enjoying all the buzz and excitement from the little ones ahead of your trip! After all, it really is paradise for kids, and they are bound to have an amazing time no matter what. However, if it’s your first time at Disneyland and you’d like to go there knowing you’re guaranteed the best family holiday ever, we’re here to help. Here are some top tips for getting the most out of your family holiday …

5 times fashion took a cue from travel

Sunglasses at the ready: it’s Fashion Week. The sartorial festivities kicked off in New York yesterday, then it’s on to London, Milan and Paris. And while we wouldn’t dare take credit for, say, Yeezy’s collection of post-apocalyptic sportswear, we can’t help but notice that the fashion set often gets its inspiration from the jet set. Here, …

If You Stop Travelling, The Terrorists Win.

After yet another appalling terrorist attack in Paris, travellers are once again asking is it safe to travel. Allow me to tell you why I will never allow terrorists to stop me from travelling the world. Paris, Egypt, Sinai, Turkey, all of these have hit the headlines lately as increasingly violent and cowardly attacks have targeted innocent civilians and popular tourist destinations. As a …

Hôtel Thoumieux, Paris: Hotel of the week

We agree with Sabrina:Paris is always a good idea; especially if checking in to Left Bank stay Hôtel Thoumieux. We’re eager to try its recently re-styled restaurant, and India Mahdavi-made-over boudoirs send us into reveries of waking up to warm croissants, hitting full-on flâneur mode, then popping a cork on…

VIDEO: Éclair Taste Test in Paris

If you have trouble viewing this video click here:  http://youtu.be/OL9UzeUTpVY Out of the many tempting treats we’ve spotted while visiting French Bakeries (Patisseries) is this long oblong shaped donut covered in icing and filled with cream inside. If you haven’t guessed it already we’re talking about Éclairs. The classic one is chocolate; however, they come in all kinds of different flavors including coffee, …

VIDEO: The Perfect Day in Paris with @Busabout

If you have trouble viewing this video click here:  http://youtu.be/erMISitF_9M What is the perfect day in Paris? For us, coming back to Paris again for a brief visit meant visiting some of our favorite neighborhoods, frequenting French bakeries (patisserie), revisiting some of our favorite attractions and checking …

How To Enjoy Paris On A Budget

In terms of a gorgeous holiday that doesn’t have to cost the Earth, Paris is a fantastic budget option. You don’t even need to fly! You could take your car over on the ferry, for a cheaper more pleasant journey, with lots of room for the kids to run riot. Although Paris, like most capital cities, isn’t known for being…

The best shops in Paris: Elodie Rambaud’s style guide

Bonjour, and welcome to the Paris shopping forecast. Need film for your retro Polaroid camera? Want to lay your hands on the finest hand-made French linen, or some 1970s back issues of Vogue? Have we got news for you… Paris-based stylist Elodie Rambaud has spent years fossicking fleamarkets, foraging antiques fairs and rifling rails in pursuit of one-of-a-kind vintage finds, quirky handicrafts and objets outrés – there ain’t an artisanal workshop or independent interiors boutique in Paris she doesn’t know…