Paris Latin Quarter Walk

Walk the nooks of the old Roman city of Lutetia at the heart of Paris. Marvel at the learned professors (and reveling students) of one of Europe’s oldest medieval universities, the Sorbonne. The Latin Quarter is home of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Pantheon, cobblestone streets, countless churches and even the Great Mosque of Paris. Streets are lined with bookstores (from mangas to scholarly tomes), cafés and hole in the wall party hotspots.

Cherry Blossom at Paris Jardin des Plantes

Catch me a Cherry Blossom in Paris

Although most deciduous trees in the Jardin des Plantes are still bare-branched, you can't miss the cherry trees (and related species such as apple, pear) blooming in a riot of white and pink! The most remarkable must be the Japanese Cherry Shirotae (Prunus serrulata shirotae) along the central main allée, with its low branches that seem to ply under the weight of a thousand white flowers.

Guimet Museum of Asian Arts in Paris

Feeding a baby in the Guimet Museum of Asian Arts in Paris

The Musée Guimet is friendly to babies and prams, any day including weekends. There is an easy sloping ramp on the left handside for prams and wheelchairs. The museum has impressive collections of Asian arts and civilisations from Borneo to the Hindu Kush, Greco-Bactrian to Meiji.

Paris Quai Branly Museum

Day out with the kids at the Quai Branly Museum

Located a stone's throw away from the Tour Eiffel, the Quai Branly is a great museum to visit with kids. It showcases beautiful pieces from the four continents, from huge totems and masks to everyday objects and musical instruments.

Chinese New Year Parade In Paris

Usher in the Chinese New Year with Chic in Paris

Here's another reason to celebrate! Head to one of Paris' quartiers chinois (Chinatowns) and celebrate the Lunar New Year! Celebrations last two weeks, until the day of the first full moon after New Year.

Louvre Pyramid at Night in Paris

Top 5 Romantic Paris on the cheap

Paris is romantic. Well, that's the cliché, right? For us Parisians, we've all fallen in love in Paris..... And out of love, not to mention being dumped! For (almost!) guaranteed kisses, head to Gnarfgnarf's top 5 romantic spots in Paris. All visits are free!

Paris Manege

Top 5 Paris spots with kids on the cheap

Ah! Traveling with kids! With a few tips from Gnarfgnarf we hope you can plan your days in Paris so everyone is happy, adults and kids alike! Our tips are either free (at least free for kids), or fairly cheap.

Paris Vineyards

Paris vineyards and wines made in Paris

Paris no longer produces commercial wine (nor any Grands Crus!), but our wine heritage is being revived in mini vineyards around the city, usually thanks to the efforts of local city councils and citizen groups.

Paris Great Mosque courtyard

Paris Great Mosque – La Grande Mosquée de Paris

The Grande Mosquée was opened in 1926, close to the Jardin des Plantes (Botanical Garden) in the 5th arrondissement. It is built in Mudéjar (Hispanic-Moorish) style with elements from Moroccan and Tunisian mosques. Craftsmen from North Africa were in charge of designing the colourful enamel tiles and the intricate details on the timber doors.