Archive for September, 2015


A Queen’s Enduring Appeal

Marie-Antoinette is the most controversial woman in French history. She had a complex personality. She was a multi-faceted woman; frivolous, a big spender and sentimental, but also a modern woman who wanted to preserve her intimacy and her freedom. Marie-Antoinette was only 15 years old when she arrived from Vienna to Versailles to marry Louis, […]

Paris in the Post!

In the 10 years since this blog launched, we have seen our various contributors get married, pop out bi-national kids, and/or become citizens. Others return to their home country after a sojourn in France. Others still have turned their personal blog about life in Paris into a bona fide career. Such is the case with […]

Another World in Pigalle

Maison Souquet‘s entrance is flanked by red lights, recalling the days when this building was a house of pleasure rather than a luxury hotel. Just through the discrete door is a world of 1001 Arabian nights decor in the with the lobby lounge. Next you pass into the actual bar, which is designed to feel […]

Where to Stay in Paris, Nice, Rome and Venice

Guest Post Summer’s over. But vacation? That’s a year-round treat for globetrotters like you. In France, Paris and Nice are top destinations. For Italy, it’s Rome and Venice. Savvy travelers want the benefits of a convenient location as well as authentic charm. But they also require modern amenities such as wifi (that works). That’s why […]

Open-Air Swimming on the Seine

Along the quai in the 13th arrondissement (across from the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand), you will see the entrance to the Piscine Joséphine Baker, a 25 x 10-meter swimming pool perched on the River Seine. The pool is open year-round but it’s a particular joy in the summer when the glass roof is opened to allow […]

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