Tag: Paris

Arts

Degas at the Opera

I visited Paris over the Halloween weekend, and one of my stops throughout the city was the Musée d’Orsay. This museum is in a beautiful building that was previously a train station built in 1900, which now houses mostly French art from the late 1800s and early 1900s. To my delight, I found that the…

Travel

Paris: My time in the city of love

The city of love, home to the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, and last but not least, my summer destination this year. Paris was the city that my boyfriend and I chose for our first holiday together and also somewhere to celebrate my 21st birthday. It was a perfect fit – providing a rich…

Global

Fire at Notre Dame

  Fire ravaged one of France’s most famous buildings on April 15. The exact cause is still unclear, but is thought to be related to ongoing rebuilding works. Most of the building retained integrity however the spire and roof were both destroyed. Important artefacts, such as the crown of thorns, were saved but others suffered…

Global

€3 million fails to get delivered

A French cash delivery man has been arrested after a van with €3 million had vanished. A team of three were completing cash deliveries on the outskirts of Paris, where it is believed one of them drove off in the security van. The vehicle was recovered nearby, but with both the driver and an estimated…

Travel

Are famous cities worth visiting?

Pick up any travel guide and you will see certain destinations repeated time after time. Paris, Barcelona, New York – these major cities hold almost untouchable positions as must-see travel spots. It is time to stop and think whether these metropolises genuinely deserve the status they hold. Are you really visiting Paris to see Paris,…

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