France

Cool Things To Do In Paris

Everyone has heard a phrase “Paris is the most romantic city in the world”, but to me Paris is more like an open museum. Every street, every building, every park has its own unique long history and important meaning. If you point to any building and say this is something important, I am 99% sure that you will be correct. And although this makes Paris an incredible city, it also makes it a place that…

Have A Stroll Around The Tuileries Garden (Jardin des Tuileries)

The Tuileries Garden is a great public garden that is located between the Louvre museum and the Place de la Concorde. It is a favorite place for Parisians to relax, have a nice walk, or have a picnic. The park was created in 1564 by Catherine di Medici. If you have read my article “12 Dishes That Made Me Fall In Love With French Cuisine”, you know that she is the one who brought macarons…

All You Need To Know To Visit The Eiffel Tower

Back in summer 2018 Cody and I traveled around France for a month. We spent a week in the most romantic city in the world, (or that is what they say) Paris, and then went to Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, and Dijon. And of course, while we were staying in Paris, we visited all the most famous places like the palace of Versailles, Louvre, and Notre-Dame de Paris. And although I think…

Our Visit To Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris is an iconic sight of the city. This is a medieval Catholic cathedral which is one of the most famous in the world. Notre-Dame de Paris takes its beginning in 1160 when the first stone for this grand cathedral was laid. The cathedral was finished in a hundred years in 1260. Can you imagine that a hundred years was needed to build this amazing piece of architecture? Although since then…

Musée de l’Orangerie

Have you heard about Monet’s “Water Lilies”? Of course, you have. “Water Lilies” is the most famous creation of the French impressionist Claude Monet. And if you are travelling in Paris do not miss the chance to see the paintings of water lilies. Yes, that is right, “Water Lilies” by Monet are comprise 8 large murals located at the Musée de l’Orangerie in the Tuileries Gardens. Musee de l’Orangerie…

How To Visit The Louvre Museum

The Louvre museum is a national monument of Paris. It is the largest art museum in the world. It is located in the very heart of Paris on the right bank of the Seine. The Louvre has around 38,000 exhibition pieces starting from the prehistoric period. No wonder, nowadays everyone to visit the Louvre museum. A Short History Of The Louvre Museum The Louvre palace has a long history before it was turned into…

12 Dishes That Made Me Fall In Love With French Cuisine

Growing up in a small city in Ukraine with my grandmother I was lucky to have a great meal basically every day. My grandma would use seasonal fresh vegetables and fruits that she had grown in her backyard (more like a small farm I must say) with no chemicals. Therefore, I am used to having good quality simple food, perhaps not very fancy, but very tasty. That of course, affected my choice of food when…

Picnic at Champ de Mars

Paris is probably the most famous tourist destination in Europe. How many times have we seen in movies Paris’ charming Eiffel Tower, cute outdoor cafes, and romantic streets? And I think that everyone, at least once in their life, has said or thought that they want to go to Paris someday. Of course, there is so much to do in this city, from seeing the Eiffel Tower to visiting the Palace of Versailles, exploring the…

Guide To The Palace of Versailles

One of the most iconic places to visit in Paris is the palace of Versailles. It is located 20 km from the center of Paris. The palace was an official royal residence since King Louis XIV moved all his royal court and the French government to Versailles in 1682. Here is a guide to the palace of Versailles. Table Of Contents (Guide To The Palace of Versailles): How And Where To Buy Tickets? How To…

One Afternoon in Marseille

Marseille is a charming port city in the south of France. The city has a long history and many interesting places to offer, but more often than not it is overlooked. Maybe the reason is that Marseille is considered the most crime-ridden city in France (more pickpockets and petty thefts) or just not as tourist friendly as Nice or Cannes for example. However, Marseille has real character and soul; It is way more authentic…