Tag Archives: Montmartre

Paris apartment rentals are wonderful, but…

Paris apartment rentals are wonderful, but…

Paris apartment rentals are wonderful, but…their damn staircases. It is a pretty staircase  though, but we’ve seen too much of it from our top floor apartment. Check this out for fun in our Paris apartment rental. It’s a long way up, and a long way down....
Paris Reflections and Travel Tips

Paris Reflections and Travel Tips

Sigh...Paris. Time for some Paris reflections. No destination so far on our Grand Tour has put an exclamation point onto what we are trying to achieve more than Paris. Paris really is a series of small villages, all with their own infrastructure, rhythm of life, and feel to...
Getting Your Kicks at the Moulin Rouge!

Getting Your Kicks at the Moulin Rouge!

It seems a night getting your kicks at the Moulin Rouge in Paris’ red-light district, Pigalle, is a must-do experience for many of you visiting Paris if the nightly long lines on Boulevard Clichy are any indication. This certainly wasn’t our first trip to Paris...
Shopping for Ethical Fashion in Paris

Shopping for Ethical Fashion in Paris

At a pretty boutique in Montmartre, I talk to the delightful owner about responsible shopping and how to shop for ethical fashion in Paris and abroad. Mademoiselle Bambû resides on the cobblestone lane of Rue de la Vieuville, a lovely Montmartre backstreet that few tourists...
Breaking Bread: Baguette Tasting in Paris

Breaking Bread: Baguette Tasting in Paris

As much a part of the French ‘look’ as a striped sailor’s shirt or foulard (scarf), the baguette is something of a fashion accessory in Paris, tucked under an arm, poking out of a shopping bag, or sharing a bicycle basket with a posie of...
Local Knowledge: Marie Theres from Montmartre

Local Knowledge: Marie Theres from Montmartre

Our latest insider we’re profiling for the Paris edition of our Local Knowledge series is Parisian artist and art historian Marie Theres from Montmartre. It’s a beautiful spring evening when Marie Theres Berger takes us to her small studio, hidden, with a dozen other artists’ ateliers,...
Paris Walks — An Amble Around Arty Montmartre

Paris Walks — An Amble Around Arty Montmartre

Arty Montmartre may have been depicted in countless paintings by artists like Toulouse-Lautrec and Utrillo, and starred in movies such as Moulin-Rouge and Amélie, but still it must be one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented of Paris neighbourhoods. Too easily dismissed as touristy by...
Our Home Away From Home in Paris

Our Home Away From Home in Paris

The charismatic location of our latest home away from home in Montmartre-Pigalle, in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, is a captivating area that, with its population of artists, bohemians and budget tourists, little old ladies and ladies of the night, simultaneously manages to be cool and vulgar,...