Monthly Archives: June 2015

Swimming Pools in Paris

Now that the weather has warmed and the sun is shining, what better way is there to spend these beautiful Parisian summer days than pool-side?

For those of us who plan on spending the summer in Paris instead of escaping to the beach, we have curated a list of our favorite swimming pools in Paris to share with you! Grab that new bikini, slather on some sunscreen and splash around in these great, truly Parisian, swimming pools this summer.

Photo: Marc Verhille - Mairie de Paris

Piscine Joesphine Baker | Photo: Marc Verhille – Mairie de Paris

Piscine Josephine Baker

Probably the most well-known of Paris swimming pools, this stylish aquatic center alongside the Seine and overlooking Bercy opened the same year as Paris Plage. The pool is a bit smaller than Continue reading

Musée Marmottan Monet

Our latest museum spotlight is on the Musée Marmottan Monet located in the 16th arrondissement right behind the beautiful Jardin du Ranelagh. The museum holds the largest collection in the world of Monet’s work and is located in a stunning mansion just outside the Bois de Boulogne. The museum, which used to be a hunting lodge, opened in 1934 when the house and the art collection were donated to the Académie des Beaux-Arts by father and son Jules and Paul Marmottan.


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An Expat Life | Stefanie Talley

Stefanie is one of those people we love to follow and find out what the latest trends and activities are in the City! Originally from Oklahoma City and currently living in Paris, Stefanie has opened our eyes to the fun and inexpensive things to do in the city through her blog – Free in Paris. Thanks to a giveaway on her Free in Paris blog, we were able to meet the lovely lady herself and decided follow on with an expat series on the life of Stefanie Talley.

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Stroll through Pigalle & SoPi with Context Travel

This is a guest post by Lily Heise at Context Travel. They have shared some of their expert advice on some fun new ways to discover the City of Light. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Over the past few years the streets just south of Pigalle, known as SoPi, have paved their way onto the cool map of Paris with locavore gastrobars, designer shops and hipster hangouts. However, this seemingly new bohemian blood has actually been flowing through its veins since the quartier’s inception two hundred years ago, when it went by the name La Nouvelle Athènes. Discover the eclectic history of this hip neighborhood on this little stroll, and why not stop to have a look at Savoir Faire Paris’ guide to the 9th arrondissement and some of the great boutiques along the way or finish with an artisanal beer?

Paul Gavarni in Place saint georges

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With the shadow of the France’s defeat at Waterloo fading, coupled with an advancing industrial age and growing middle class, Paris began experiencing a resurgence in the 1820s. This grow naturally forced the belt of the city’s borders a notch or two wider. The prime real estate pocket just between the Grands Boulevards and the sleepy village of Montmartre became the hub of La Nouvelle Athènes and this nouvelle zone soon became the intellectual, political and artistic hub of the Romantic movement and, as such, critical to the social and artistic revolutions of the 19th century.

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