J’aime flâner sur les grands boulevards

Parisian boulevards are the epitome of the rich and exclusive French lifestyle and walking down them allows you to experience yet another face of the complex city: one of wealth, luxury and good life. Wide streets milling with people, both elegant Parisian locals going around their usual daily business and fascinated tourists walking around and standing in awe in front of world famous Parisian cultural centers and department stores. Continue reading “J’aime flâner sur les grands boulevards”

Parisian Mount Parnassus: a calm day in an artistic neighborhood

Festive atmosphere (and crowds) of the 14th July made us look for a more quiet Parisian experience the following day, which is why we spent the Sunday in the Parisian neighborhood of Montparnasse. Continue reading “Parisian Mount Parnassus: a calm day in an artistic neighborhood”

Le Fête Nationale (pt. 2): Sweet Day in Paris

One of the items on our ‘’must-do’’ list for our trip to France was to taste as many French pastries as we could manage. That is why our visit to Paris couldn’t pass without trying the ultimate and most iconic French confectionary – le macaron. The lazy afternoon of Le quatorze juillet seemed a perfect time for a visit to the Ladurée store in Rue Bonaparte, the home of the most famous Parisian macarons. Continue reading “Le Fête Nationale (pt. 2): Sweet Day in Paris”

Fête Nationale in Paris

We planned our trip to France so that we can be in Paris during the most important French national holiday. La Fête Nationale, Bastille Day, or Le quatorze juillet, is celebrated on the 14th of July and commemorates storming of the Bastille (the key event at the beginning of the French Revolution) that took place on 14th July 1789. On 14th July 1790, the Fête de la Fédération was held to celebrate the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in France and today’s Bastille Day is the continuation of that celebration. Continue reading “Fête Nationale in Paris”