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Courtney Traub

Updated Articles and Resources

By Courtney Traub

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Weird and Quirky Shops in Paris: From Curiosity Cabinets to Booksellers Created: Thursday, April 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Paris may be known for its high fashion and art museums, but it's also a place where you can stumble on the wonderfully weird and eccentric. See our list of the top weirdest shops in
    • The Paris Catacombs: Creepy, Interesting, or Both? Created: Sunday, October 28, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      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.
    • Paris Safety Tips Created: Saturday, November 18, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Before heading to Paris, make sure to read some important safety tips and information, including how to protect yourself from pickpocketing, areas to avoid late at night, emergency numbers, and street safety.
    • Top Paris Chocolate Shops Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      A guide to the best Paris chocolate shops, where artisan chocolatiers concoct the very finest cocoa-based delicacies-- and add a distinct artistic flair to their creations. Patrick Roger, Jean-Paul...
    • Best Macarons in Paris Created: Sunday, March 17, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Craving a delicious macaron, a light and airy cake made from egg whites, almonds, and sugar and filled with flavored ganache or cream? Paris is reputed for its gourmet macarons, having invented the...
    • Walking Tour of the Marais Neighborhood Created: Sunday, October 15, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Take a free, self-guided walking tour of the Paris neighborhood known as the Marais, one of the city's oldest and most fascinating areas. The step-by step, self-guided tour includes the Place des V...
    • How to Use Paris Public Transportation - Metro, Bus and RER Created: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A complete guide to the excellent, but often dizzying, Paris metro and public transportation system. Includes details on train, RER, and bus routes and information on which types of tickets to buy.
    • Paris Weather Guide Created: Friday, November 19, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Looking for Paris weather information or average temperatures by month? This at-a-glance guide to average temperatures and precipitation in the city of light provides all the information you need to plan a trip and pack your suitcase.
    • Visitor's Guide to the Rodin Museum in Paris Created: Monday, August 16, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A complete visitor's guide to the Rodin Museum (Musee Rodin) in Paris, France, including an overview of the permanent collection at the Rodin Museum, portrait of the artist, and practical informati...
    • Best Latin Dancing Bars in Paris Created: Sunday, July 28, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Itching for a night of salsa or merengue dancing? Consult our complete guide to some of the hottest Latin dancing bars in Paris, then get on those dancing shoes." itemprop=pr="$zTP='t3'" --> itempr...
    • How to Avoid Pickpockets in Paris Created: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn a few basic rules on how to avoid pickpockets in Paris, France. Pickpocketers operate in strategic ways and you can prevent getting pickpocketed in Paris if you take a few precautions and rem...
    • Guide to the 11th Arrondissement in Paris Created: Thursday, January 28, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A succinct guide to the 11th arrondissement (district) of Paris, France, an edgy, ethnically diverse area of the city that houses sights such as the Place de la Bastille and its majestic modern ope...
    • Best Fast Food in Paris Created: Monday, March 28, 2011 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      A guide to the best fast food and street food in Paris, France, including information on where to find delicious street food like falafel, crepes, and other cheap and delicious fare.
    • Top 10 Paris Hostels Created: Thursday, June 03, 2010 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Looking for a Paris hostel that's clean, affordable and friendly? Check out About.com Paris Travel's picks for the top ten Paris hostels, ideal for students and young travelers, and ensure that you...
    • Navigating Paris' Best Flea Markets Created: Thursday, August 02, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Taking a long, leisurely stroll around Paris flea markets, some dating to the medieval period, is pleasant whether you're actually looking to find a special item or just enjoy browsing and admiring...
    • Top Paris Cathedrals and Churches Created: Sunday, December 09, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Interested in the history of Parisian cathedrals and churches, including gothic architecture? Consult our complete guide to the most stunning cathedrals, churches and basilicas in Paris, France.
    • Visiting Paris in the Summer Created: Thursday, January 21, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Considering a summer trip to Paris? Consult our complete guide to visiting the city in mid-year, including month-by-month calendars and tips on what to see and do." itempr expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ite...
    • The Louvre Museum in Paris Created: Thursday, August 16, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A complete profile and visitors' guide to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France including opening hours, collection highlights, and tons of helpful tips for visitors." itemproexpr="$zTP='t3'" --> item...
    • Eiffel Tower Profile and Visitors' Guide Created: Saturday, January 20, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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 a...
    • All About the Seine River in Paris Created: Monday, November 04, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The Seine River, running through Paris, has a long and rich history and offers picturesque views, spots for relaxed picnics, and a route for memorable boat sightseeing cruises. Read more about how to enjoy this iconic river to the fullest.
    • Going Green in Paris: Best Places for Picnics in the City Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Find out where to set up in Paris for a memorable picnic, whether in the grass or beside the Seine river. It's affordable, it's romantic, and it's a great way to enjoy the city on a warm day or eve...
    • Guide to the 16th Arrondissement in Paris Created: Thursday, January 28, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A succinct guide to the 16th arrondissement (district) of Paris, France, an elegant, upwardly mobile area of the city which houses important museums such as the Claude Monet/Marmotton Museum and the Palais de Tokyo, in addition to quiet, charming neighborhoods like the area known as Passy.
    • Top Irish Bars and Pubs in Paris Created: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Looking for a good Irish bar or pub in Paris? We break it down for you here with a list of the best Irish pubs that Paris has to offer. Many of these spots also offer tasty Irish fare for breakfast...
    • Hotel Costes Fashion District Lounge Created: Friday, October 13, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Hotel Costes has a chic bar and lounge in the celebrated Rue Saint-Honore fashion district in Paris, France. Read About.com Paris Travel's review of the Hotel Costes bar, one of the best places to gawk and people-watch in Paris and a favorite watering hole of fashionistas.
    • St. Patrick's Day in Paris Created: Saturday, February 10, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Dublin native and now-Parisian Aedin Mac Devitt's top picks for the best places to celebrate St.Patrick's Day in Paris.
    • Rugby World Cup Paris 2007 Created: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A guide to the 2007 Rugby World Cup in Paris, including match details, pre-and-post Rugby World Cup events, and ideas for partying on and around match day in Paris. From Contributor Aedin Mac Devitt.
    • Jane Club in Paris (formerly WAGG) Created: Thursday, December 14, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The Jane Club (formerly Wagg) is a fun and unintimidating Paris bar and dance club on the left bank. Contributor Aedin Mac Devitt gives the lowdown on a night out at the club, where the DJs spin house, funk, disco, salsa, and pop classics and the crowd is unpretentious.
    • Au Petit Garage Bar in Paris Created: Saturday, January 13, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Au Petit Garage is an unpretentious, old-style rock bar in Paris featuring endearingly worn vintage furniture and chatty regulars. Au Petit Garage is located in Paris' lively Oberkampf district. Try this Paris bar for inexpensive drinks and nostalgic hard rock ambiance.
    • Review of La Sidreria Bar and Restaurant in Paris Created: Monday, November 16, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      About.com Paris Travel Contributor Aedín Mac Devitt spends an evening at La Sidreria, a new concept bar and restaurant in Paris, France featuring traditional basque cider self-served directly from the barrel.
    • Le Moulin Rouge Cabaret in Paris Created: Saturday, January 19, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      About.com Paris Travel Contributor Aedin MacDevitt gives her lively account of a night out at the legendary (if deliciously cliche) Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris.
    • Top Paris Nightlife Districts Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A complete guide to the top districts for Paris nightlife and partying in Paris, including Bastille, Oberkampf, the Marais, and the Champs-Elysées.
    • The Belleville Neighborhood in Paris Created: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      About.com Paris Travel Contributor Colette Davidson's at-a-glance guide to the Belleville neighborhood in Paris, France, a traditionally working-class district which was the birthplace of greats like Edith Piaf and today hosts one of Paris' lively Chinatowns. The very metropolitan Belleville is also a bastion for artists, hipsters and students.

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