© T. Joly

Ephemeral street art
May 07, 2020
During the lockdown, graffiti artists invaded new spaces to express their talent. Many of these works may disappear with the return to normalcy.
 A beach near Paris
July 01, 2020
Wealthy and peaceful little town located in the Val d’Oise department, L’Isle-Adam boasts a nice beach lined with old-fashioned changing cabins. Also dotted with many parks and ancient buildings, it’s[...]
 Pierre Cardin museum
November 15, 2018
In the heart of Paris, a museum traces the career of Fashion designer Pierre Cardin. Three hundred high-fashion outfits are on display and highlight his taste for experimentation and atypical material[...]
 Paris’ fresh food emporium
October 03, 2018
The gigantic Rungis wholesale market is packed with flowers and food products coming from all French provinces and the entire world. It is more spectacular to visit it early morning when the activity [...]
 Fragonard’s flayed figures
May 20, 2017
One of the most astonishing museums in France is hidden in Paris suburbs behind the walls of the Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort. Devoted to anatomy and zoology, it houses monstrosities as well as[...]
 Paris’ Courtyard of Miracles
August 26, 2016
As a consequence of the leniency and carelessness of the French Authorities, pickpockets and con artists preying on tourists are more numerous than ever in Paris.
 A dive into history in Meaux
October 07, 2015
Thanks to the Great War Museum, Meaux is now a must-see for people interested in this conflict. Its historical centre also boasts major gothic and medieval religious buildings.
 Haunted house in Paris
September 21, 2015
In the heart of the capital, the Manoir de Paris brings macabre legends and criminal stories from the past back to life. A place to go for Halloween or at any time that provides a scary experience for[...]
 Fables and Champagne in Château-Thierry
Mars 21, 2014
Hometown of writer Jean de la Fontaine, Château-Thierry boasts two interesting museums and the ruins of an impressive castle. There are also several Champagne producers in the vicinity.
 Masterpiece by Oscar Niemeyer
September 13, 2013
Listed as an historic monument, the Communist Party headquarters is one of the finest examples of modern architecture in Paris. Once a secretive place, it is now open to the public on some days.
 Villarceaux, the hidden treasure of Vexin
August 03, 2013
Near Chaussy, in the Val d’Oise department, the Villarceaux domain boasts several castles the architectural styles of which reflect its long history. They are nestled in a beautiful park featuring Fre[...]
 The Freemasons open their doors
January 23, 2013
French freemasonry would like to be better known by the general public. Its recently renovated museum recalls the order’s history and provides a glimpse of its practices and rituals through a collecti[...]
 Africa in Paris
October 13, 2012
Towards the North of the capital, the Goutte d’Or boasts a cosmopolitan population including a large number of African immigrants. They have developed commercial activities that give an exotic look to[...]
 Following in Pissarro’s footsteps in Pontoise
February 03, 2012
One of France’s major towns in the Middle Age, Pontoise boasts a rich and varied heritage. Located on the banks of the river Oise, it was an Impressionists hangout at the end of the 19th century.
 The charm of Marly and Louveciennes
May 07, 2011
Once a favourite residence of kings, noble persons and artists, Marly-le-Roi and Louveciennes have an important historical heritage. Keeping the aspect and the atmosphere of little villages, these hav[...]
 Leisure and gambling in Enghien
April 01, 2011
For a few hours, a day trip or a weekend, Enghien offers relaxation and a breath of fresh air just outside Paris. A haven of peace but also a spot for gamblers to indulge in their favourite past-time[...]
 Suresnes, a view on Paris
September 27, 2010
Dominated by the Mont Valérien, Suresnes boasts the largest vineyard in Ile-de-France as well as an American cemetery and a renowned garden city. The town also offers great viewpoints on the capital.
 Countryside getaway in Ile-de-France
July 21, 2010
Some thirty kilometres south of Paris, Chevreuse is a charming village overlooked by a powerful medieval fortress. All around, beautiful landscapes, thick forests, small rivers and farms give tourists[...]
 Canadian culture aplenty
February 27, 2010
For 40 years, the Canadian Cultural Centre has organised exhibitions and events to showcase Canada artists, sometimes in conjunction with museums and festivals. The Centre is also home to an Inuit Cul[...]
 The valley of the painters
September 02, 2009
At the turn of the 20th century the lovely and peaceful Grand Morin valley proved especially attractive to many painters. Nearly a century later it retains most of its former charm as well as pictures[...]
 In the shade of centennial trees
June 08, 2009
Dotted with woods and parks planted with remarkable trees, Châtenay-Malabry is a haven of greenery at the gates Paris. This peaceful little town also possesses monuments that remind the famous people [...]
 Étampes' royal past
July 09, 2008
50 km south of Paris, in the department of Essonnes, Étampes is a peaceful little town that keeps several monuments dating from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The surroundings also offer the pos[...]
 A Plunge in the Thirties
April 17, 2008
To the south west of Paris, Boulogne-Billancourt possesses a rich architectural and cultural heritage from the first half of the 20th Century. The highlight is the Albert Kahn museum and garden, one o[...]