Hip Guide to France
Paris is one of the most extraordinary cities in the world. An ancient city, it has evolved into the one of the world’s cultural, economic, and gastronomy capitals. A trip to Paris is often a major highlight of many a visitor’s lifetime.
With it’s broad boulevards, grand monuments, wealth of museums, world class shopping and culinary excellence, it’s no wonder legendary Paris embodies the sophistication and joie de’vivre envied around the world.
This site will help you explore all Paris has to offer the visitor including Hotels, restaurants, museums, shopping, an event calendar, Paris and France Forum and a photo gallery.
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The Carrousel du Louvre is the shopping mall in the Louvre, mere steps away from the Tuillerie gardens. Large displays of art for sale are here, with organized fashion shows from time to time. A wonderful place to absorb the ever-changing Parisian art scene when visiting town, and the Louvre.
The Boutiques of the Carrousel du Louvre are near the Metro stops Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre and the Tuileries. Open daily except Sundays. Parking is available.
99, rue de Rivoli
Arts et Metiers is a museum that doesn’t usually make it on the Paris visitor’s must-see list. But for anyone with even a passing interest in technology and design, it’s a rare treat. The permanent collections are vast and beautifully presented. (Our favorite part is the multi-level installation on the evolution of the automobile in the jewel-like chapel).
For more about the arts in Paris, visit Paris Muse,
offering private museum tours for the creative traveler.
60, rue Reamur, 3eme
Metro: Arts et Metiers
If you are looking for a reasonable, clean and unique place to stay in Paris this is it. It is a Zen center that also rents out small apartments to tourists. English is the language spoken there. The folks who live there are friendly and do their best to make your stay enjoyable. It is three blocks from the Bastille metro stop and is in a cool neighborhood.
Visit the ancient city of Beaune, in the Burgundy region of France. This market is world famous and filled with goodies.
Explore France with this handy interactive map. Double-click to zoom in, and click and drag to move it around. You can change the view from terrain to a street map or a satellite view of the area you are interested in.