A list of where we've been, visit often, and recommend.
This list continues to grow.
We're "Amis du Louvre" annual members.
Monet's "Water Lillies" and Impressionist Masters.
Jeu Du Paume
"Uprisings" - Art of Revolution, Rebellion, and Revolt.
French Romanticism, Orientalism, Symbolism, Realism, and Impressionism + art decor and artifacts.
Louis Vuitton Foundation
"Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection" + Frank Gehry's Architectural Masterpiece.
Cy Twombly, René Magritte, and the largest Modern Art collection in Europe.
The sculptures and collections of the greatest French Modernist sculptor.
Musée de l'Armée, Musée des Plans-Reliefs, Dome des Invalides, and the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte
Catacombes de Paris
These underground ossuaries are the final resting place to over 6 million people. Constructed in a network of abandoned mine shafts.
Palais de Tokyo
"...an exploration of the sometimes absurd relationships we have with the objects around us..." Absurd indeed. We liked the man who sat on chicken eggs for 27 days.
Versailles, Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon
Hunting lodge, turned court palace, Versailles offers an incredible look into the opulent lives of France's final monarchs.
An underwhelming exhibition of an extraordinary artist.
Fortress and infamous prison during the French Revolution.
"Bakst: from the Ballets russes to haute couture."
Musée Des Arts Décoratifs
"Tenue correcte exigée, quand le vêtement fait scandale."
The replicated studio of modernest sculptor Constantin Brâncuși.
Incredible home and art collection of Edouard André and Néllie Jacquemart.
Once a church dedicated to Saint Genevieve, now a crypt and celebration of France's "Grand Hommes" - although Marie Curie rests there, too.
Musée de la Cinémathèque
A celebration of cinema housed in an equally celebratory Frank Gehry building.
Musée de Cluny/Musée National du Moyen Age
Museum of Paris' Medieval Past.
Musée Quai Branly
Ultra modern museum featuring indigenous art and culture. Perhaps the most interesting museum in Paris.
The Paul Rosenberg Collection + the works of Arstide Maillol.
Musée Art Moderne
Contemporary art collection of Paris.
Gorgeous palace housing European fine arts and a manicured garden.
Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
An impressive but eerie hall of skeletons and fossils.
Musée Marmottan Monet
The world's largest collection of Monet's artworks, all housed in park-front mansion.
Avoid. Not a museum, but a scheme to sell reproductions.
Wonderful museum housed in one of the oldest homes in Montmartre. Visit Renoir's garden.
Foundation Le Corbusier
Tour Corbusier's early masterpiece, "Villa la Roche."
Foundation Claude Monet (Giverny)
Monet's famous home and gardens where he lived and worked.
Restaurants & Cafés
Café de Flor
A famous watering hole for the "Lost Generation."
Australian + French Project. Our favorite brunch place.
Le Petit Vatel
Our neighborhood joint.
L'as de Fallafel
The best falafel in the Jewish Quarter.
The second-best falafel in the Jewish Quarter.
#2 Restaurant in Paris, #50 in the World.
At the LV Foundation. Surprisingly fabulous.
Great coffee and cakes.
Vegetarian & vegan food. Good for a break from the heavy bread-and-butter diet.
Our favorite hot chocolate in Paris, so far...
Decent brunch in Montmartre.
Our neighborhood crepe place. Lovely man who runs it. Open late.
Relais de l'Entrecôte
A Paris institution. Quintessential steak frites.
The café counterpart to the fashion label. The coffee is equally good.
Good veggie burgers for a little bit of needed Americana.
Delicious street thai with a casual, inviting atmosphere.
A cosy bistro known for fresh produce, inventive dishes, and a southern-American flair. Very good.
A fun, colorful French bistro. The food is nothing to write home about.
The best coffee we've found in Paris. We recommend the noisette.
Creperie Saint Eustache
Great crepes, and plenty of time to enjoy them with glacial service.
Michelin Star restaurant in Le Royal Monceau.
Stilton Brioche Baos. That is all.
Some of the best pho we've had anywhere.
Le Petit Chine (Honfleur)
Lovely little bakery and café.
Le Ferme Saint Simeon (Honfleur)
Reimagined Norman cuisine. A bit stuffy, but delicious food.
Bistro Les 4 Saisons
Very good all-day bistro near Parc Monceau.
Le Bistrot de Paris
Classic French bistro. Great plates. Try the smoked herring and potatoes.
The best meal we've had in Paris. Fresh, inventive, and welcoming. Make sure you choose the wine pairing.
A very good neighborhood bistro.
Le Maison du Jardin
Good plates and friendly service.
Good coffee. Don't stay for the food.
Fabulous neighborhood café.
Good coffee in quiet courtyard.
La Poule Au Pot
An institution. Expensive but good.
Tourist trap. Avoid.
Modern, Inventive seafood. Delicious, but didn't live up to the hype.
Delicious and friendly wine bar. The cheese plate is a treasure.
Not your average pizza place. One of our favorite spots in Paris.
Good neighborhood bistro.
Decadent ice cream. Eat along the quai on a sunny afternoon.
Boulangeries & Patisseries
Our neighborhood go-to spot. The best baguettes we've found.
Very good Macrons in Paris. Just a few doors away.
Heavenly croissants and tarte aux pommes.
Decent Baguettes. Open on Sundays.
Second-best baguettes we've found. Poor service though.
Voted the best baguette in Paris by critics. We don't agree.
Renowned hot chocolate and sweets.
French pastries crafted with Japanese influence and precision. Outstanding tarte au citron.
Les Choupettes de Chouchou
French cream puffs. Nutty, airy, and delicious.
Delicious macarons with good, pure flavors.
The best macarons we've found. Perfect texture with unique, well-balanced flavors.
La Mer de Famille
Extraordinary chocolates and confectionery.
Very good pastries. Open Sunday.
Our Favorite Shops
Le Bon Marche
Legendary department store. Elegant, with a friendly staff.
La Grande Epicierie
A branch of Le Bon Marche. A gorgeous grocery.
High-quality and stylish Japanese/German stationary.
Large collections of Modern Fashion.
The coolest store in Paris, aptly named for the author herself.
Excellent curation of minimalist fashion.
Storied art supplies provider. The smell alone is worth a visit.
Julia Child's favorite kitchen store. Ours too.
Shakespeare & Company
Sylvia Beach's English bookstore. She rented books to Hemingway and published Joyce's "Ulysses" - need we say more?
A fine bookstore across from the Tuileries with English and French titles.
Inventive multi-department space with good curation and design throughout.
Makes bathing a far more enjoyable experience.
Handcrafted bookbinding and stationary in multiple paperweights, edge qualities, and colors.
Sunday St. Germain Farmer's Market
Traditional roti chickens. Ask for extra juice. A variety of fresh vegetables, baked goods, eggs, fish and meat, from local producers and farmers.
Beautifully curated fashion and home goods. Filled with minimalist Nordic and French designers.
Beautifully crafted perfumes and candles.
Astier de Villatte
Atelier that hand-makes objects of old-world allure.
Karl Lagerfeld's curation of art books.
A master cobbler for when all the walking on salted streets wears out your boots.
A jewelry shop in the Latin Quarter that specializes in affordable, vintage French pieces.
Luxurious grooming products for men and women. Try the smoked Hinoki wood shaving cream.
A print shop carrying genuine prints and reproductions from across all genres.
Historic French scents, and the St. Honoré store is beautiful in its own right.
Notre Dame de Paris
Église Saint-Louis des Invalides
Église Saint-Francois Xavier
Église de Saint Germain des Prés
St. Etienne du Mont
Église Saint-Catherine de Honfleur (Honfleur)
Collégiale Notre-Dame de Vernon
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde (Givreny)
Places, Gardens & Squares
Jardin des Tuileries
Le Jardin du Luxembourg
Jardin des Plantes
Place des Vosges
Jardin des Grand Explorateurs
Jardin du Palais Royal
Arc De Triumph + Champs - Élysées
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Bastille
Parc de Champ de Mars
La Jardin D'acclimatation
Cemietiére du Pére Lachaise
Place Jean-Paul II
Square Jean XXIII
Place Louis Aragon
Place de la République
Ile de la Cite
Parvis de la Défense
Grand Arche de la Défense
Canal Saint Martin
Julia Child's Apartment
Hemingway's First Apartment
Hemingway's Second Apartment
Esplanade Jaques Chaban-Delmas
Esplanade des Invalides
Promenade du Cours de la Reine
Square de l'abbé-milne
Jardins du Trocadéro
Parvis de l'hôtel de ville
Place Igor Stravinsky
Jardin de l'Oratoire
Jardin de l'Infante
Jardin Flottant Niki de Saint Phalle
Square de Temple
Parc de Buttes-Chaumont
Parc de La Villette
Square de Récollets
Jardins du Château de Versailles
Parc du Grand Trianon
Parc de Bercy
Omaha Beach (Normandy)
Utah Beach (Normandy)
Plage du Butin (Honfleur)
Les Jardin des Personalities (Honfleur)
Gertrude Stein's Apartment
Midnight in Paris steps at Midnight
Bois de Boulogne
Square des Écrivains Combattants Morts pour la France
Jardin Du Pré Catelan
Le Jardin d'Eau