La Fête de la Musique is a lively street music festival held every June in Paris, and one of the year's most popular events in the city of light. Hundreds of musicians gather in the streets, bars, and cafes of Paris, giving free performances of everything from jazz and rock to hip-hop and electronic music. To get a taste of authentic Paris culture, don't miss this festival on a June trip to Paris.
The LGBT Pride March in Paris is one of the year's most hotly-anticipated events. Each year, dozens of colorful floats and thousands of people flock the streets, in a joyful party that has won Parisians over. No wonder Paris is considered one of the world's most GLBTQ-friendly cities. Read more to find out all about 2013 Paris Gay Pride festivities.
A profile of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, arguably the world's most stunning gothic-style cathedral. Includes location and contact info, highlights, and visitor tips.
A visitor's guide to the Picasso Museum in Paris, France, one of the world's finest museums consecrated to the work and life of Cubist artist Pablo Picasso. The museum is currently closed for major renovations and is not expected to re-open until the spring of 2013.
A complete guide to the world-famous Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris, one of the city's pit stops for men and women's designer shopping, quality home furnishings, and even gourmet food shopping. This profile gives an overview of highlights at the Galeries, as well as practical information.
Known as the Portes Ouvertes d'Ateliers d'Artistes de Belleville, this annual event in Paris sees some 250 artists living and working in the edgy, urbanite Belleville neighborhood open their doors to show off their work and spaces. The Belleville Artists' Ateliers Ouverts provides an exceptional opportunity to get to know some of Paris' contemporary artists and their work, as well as getting a glimpse of Parisian life from the inside.
Looking for a good, succinct visitors' guide to the Eiffel Tower in Paris? The tower is one of the globe's most famous and instantly recognizable attractions. The guide includes opening hours and admission fees, history and highlights, and information about on-site restaurants.
Specializing in gourmet pastries, macarons, and chocolates, Pierre Hermé is one of Paris's elite addresses for foodies with sweet tooths. Find locations in Paris and learn more about Hermé's gourmet creations at About.com Paris Travel.
Best-known for their delicious, airy macarons packed in pastel-green boxes with pink ribbons, Ladurée is synonymous with luxury pastries in Paris. Find information here on Paris shop opening hours, locations, and delicious treats on offer at Champs-Elysees and Madeleine boutiques.
A guide to the annual Paris jazz festival known as Banlieues Bleues, held in early spring every year and featuring dozens of jazz performances in the near suburbs of Paris, from established acts to up-and-coming solo artists and groups.
A guide to the annual St-Germain-des-Prés jazz festival in Paris, France, held in May every year and featuring dozens of jazz performances from artists around the globe. The festival outside Paris draws crowds every year in the streets of the historic district to enjoy fresh and established jazz talents.
To gain a genuinely different perspective of Paris (albeit a smelly one), explore the Paris Sewer museum (Musee des Egouts). Find all the practical details on visiting the museum at this page.
A visitor's guide to the Carnavalet Museum in Paris, France, whose permanent collection is open to the public free of charge and traces the history of Paris from the Gallo-Roman era through the present day.
If you've already visited the iconic Notre Dame de Paris in Paris but neglected to reserve some time for a tour of the archaeological crypt at the Cathedral, consider visiting it next time around. The crypt is over 2,000 years old and reveals much about Paris history and its past civilizations.
Some might find the Paris Catacombs genuinely creepy, while others will find the long tunnels filled with ossified remains of the anonymous dead fascinating from an archaeological and historical perspective. Learn all about this odd tourist attraction in our complete guide.
A guide to annual Chinese New Year celebrations and events in Paris, including vibrant, cheerful street festivals, shows, and other special events in the city of light for the occasion of the "nouvel an chinois".
The Forum des Halles shopping center is located in central Paris in a vast underground complex conveniently connected to the Metro-RER station Chatelet-les-Halles. The "Forum" includes dozens of shops for men and women's fashion, home and electronics, as well as several restaurants and a large cinema.
A profile and visitors' guide for the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, one of the city's most famous landmarks and a military monument built by the Emperor Napoleon in celebration of his "triumphs". The celebrated archway crowns the legendary Champs-Elysées at the west end of the broad avenue.
Are you an unabashed foodie and planning a trip to Paris? If so, make sure to save time for a whirl at the Grande Epicerie at the Bon Marche department store, one of the city's top gourmet supermarkets. From truffle oil to luxury chocolate and cheeses, you'll find everything a foodie could dream up under a single roof.
A complete guide to French gourmet grocer Hediard, one of France's luxury grocers selling items such as sauces, jams, chocolates, foie gras, and other goods.
A complete guide to French gourmet food shop or "epicerie" Fauchon, famed for its delicious and beautifully presented "traiteur" items, bakery, as well as chocolates, jams and other gourmet foodstuffs. The Fauchon flagship store on the Place de la Madeleine is a favorite for Parisians around the holidays.
Le Bon Marché is a historic Paris department store featuring designer fashion collections, fine housewares, jewelry, and a gourmet market.
Paris Travel contributor Aedin Mac Devitt's insider guide to the Grands Boulevards neighborhood in Paris, France, which combines an exciting nightlife and shopping scene with elegant metropolitan charm from past eras.
A profile and visitor's guide for the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris, France, which is situated on the 4th and 5th floors of the Centre Georges Pompidou.
A visitor's guide to the Fondation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporain (Contemporary Arts Center) in Paris, France, featuring an important collection of contemporary art and a vibrant program of temporary exhibits.