The following people have websites that
might be interesting for you:
Shopping in Paris
tours and Sightseeing in France
language and study abroad
Photos and art
Cheese on line
Sightseeing in Paris
Paris and Beyond in France
Paris Restaurants, Hotels & Apartments; Culture, Customs,
Books, and Tips: Notes From Our Experiences.
Over the years we have shared many versions of these
notes, set out here in six parts (see “Subject List” on right),
with Paris-bound friends. Now we will share more broadly.
Two very visited areas in their blog may be of interest
to my readers:
of the most visited parts of our blog is our "12 restaurant tips." (http://parisandbeyondinfrance.blogspot.com/2007/08/une-douzaine-restaurant-tips.html)
This section is not about specific restaurants (we have another
section on our blog for that), but instead, it's a list of "how to
blend in" tips -- addressing culture and etiquette, and based on our
experiences. Many French friends have told us that they wish all
visitors would read this section -- maybe this will cause a few
Americans to speak less loudly, to the benefit of all of us!
We also have a listing of books about
France and the French -- this reflects our view that traveling to
France is much more enjoyable and interesting if one can at least
attempt to understand the society and culture.
--Jake & Maureen (Mo) Dear
"This well established guidebook
was originally published in 1974, and was the first guidebook ever to
use the title 'Access' referring to access by disabled people. Later
editions were published in 1985, 1993 and 2008.
includes updated information and is available as a book or can be
downloaded in PDF format
from the website from June 2008." Contact
Updated daily, their website features:
-Expert travel advice - with classic and unusual destinations, best
hotels and restaurants, and not-to-be-missed events
-Insider’s information on French culture: art scene, politics,
interviews of French personalities
-The best of French life and Style: exclusives on fashion and trends,
top chef recipes, wine reviews, and much more..
Beth Marlin has launched a new site, part literary, part
historical, part informational about Paris. She is the editor-in-chief,
and has written all the content. She wants all lovers of Paris to tap
into her knowledge and passion for the City of Light. This project is an
ongoing labor of love from someone whose heart lives in Paris.
You may well recognize the feelings of Beth in yourself
when she says: "Every time I ride my bicycle wearing a skirt, I feel
like I'm just a little bit French."
Paris offers a wide variety of tourist opportunities around Paris for
people visiting Paris from the UK : theme parks, famous cabaret shows,
cruising on the river Seine, sightseeing tours, museums and places to
visit, restaurant bookings and Paris maps. They specialize in
inexpensive travel tickets and museum passes for Paris.
360 Panoramic photos of Paris monuments & 360 pictures
The official artistic paris 360 panoramic photos website
by Timothée EISENEGGER: Paris monuments as Notre Dame, Effeil Tower,
Paris bridges, famous churches, parks and gardens, covered passage ways,
Paris by night.
French Links Tours
Rachel Kaplan's French Links Tours based in Paris,
specializes in exclusive private tours and corporate events in France
and other parts of Europe. They work with over 40 multilingual licensed
guides in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Germany, as well
as premier chauffeur and transportation companies in each market.
Choose a private guided tour from French Links Tours, British Links
Tours and European Jewish Tours or let Rachel design a custom private
guided tour or tours for you. We offer half-day full-day and
multiple-day private tours, including
family and disabled traveler tours.
Door to door Shuttle Service from and to
Paris by Paris
Intimate and historical tours of Paris.
Be sure to check out Paris' website for seasonal, all
inclusive tour information and things good to know for your tour. "Are
you looking for a dream come true?" then contact
Paris Tannish for intimate
and historical tours of Paris.
Classic Walks - Paris
English-speaking walking tours of Paris (Da Vinci Code, Montmartre,
Latin Quarter, Marais and World War II).
Fat Tire Bike Tours - Paris
English-speaking bicycle tours of Paris, Versailles and
Monet's Gardens. (I have heard rave reviews about their night bike
City Segway Tours
Guided Segway tours around the world. (Read about my positive
Paris Luxury Tours
If your time is valuable and you don't have much of it,
Paris Luxury Tours sounds like an economical way (in the long run) to
make the best use of that time. Paris Luxury Tours offers a private
charter jet service as well.
They offer unique, private escorted tours of Paris and
France. Personalized service with a broad range of fascinating tour
Paris Pause-pipi Guide
While out sightseeing, one important thing to know is
where to go when you need to go without having to pay for a coffee or
Since February 2006, the city of Paris provides "sanisettes"
around Paris free of charge (more of this on my
Public Toilets page).
Philippe Dorcourt has
published the addresses and maps of where the sanisettes are located,
which I can attest to is very helpful to know where exactly to find them
instead of wandering around looking!
For 2,80 euros you can download the guide from his
website. It is 36 pages but produced in booklet form and will only use 9
pieces of A4 or 8 1/2" x 11" paper.
The guide is available in either English or French with
little anecdotes. You can sample the guide on line before buying.
You can pay using either a credit card or PayPal.
Be sure to check it out at the
Shopping in Paris
Brocantes in France
Living in France or traveling to France here is a list
of Brocantes, vide greniers, Puces and general information listed for
easy viewing in each department.
Don't forget to visit
Brocantes France The
complete guide to brocantes, vide-greniers, bric-a-bracs & puces in
Visiter le nouveau site web
Brocantes France. Le guide ą brocantes & vide-greniers en
Jean Feldman has published a book on Paris shopping and
is now offering personal shopping tours
tours and Sightseeing in France
Britt Karlsson does wine tasting in Paris, has a free
monthly newsletter (in English and Swedish) that contains information on her favorite wines, wine
shops, links to lots of sites, word lists, etc.
Britt has also launched a program of English language
wine tours. Visit
page for more information.
The newsletter is available in Swedish and English;
is available in Swedish and English.
Guide to France including regions, towns, places of
interest, activities and events. Includes travel information.
Travels with Friends
This is a travel consultation service
specializing in European travel run by Steven Hurley. Contact them if
you are a private guide and are interested in exposure to your talents.
This website provides worldwide photographs, links to
travel guides, cruises, diving, dude ranches, etc. and historical
information about cities, etc.
French language and study abroad
Claire Brossard is available to give French
lessons to American women or speak with them.
She lives in Neuilly sur Seine.
Contact her at:
06 83 85 54 61 (cell)
0146 40 02 51 (home)
be of significance with its interesting content. The site campaigns for
the study of foreign languages in the places where they are spoken; and
it also promotes learning foreign languages online...."
language schools for people interested in learn a foreign language
abroad. Learn English in Malta, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland,
Canada or England, French in France or Switzerland, German in Austria,
Italian in Italy, Russian in Russia, Japanese in Japan, Chinese in China
and Portuguese in Portugal.
Paris Version ą la Franćaise
According to their website:
“’Paris Version ą la Franćaise’
is a learning center
Our week language and culture course is aimed at
Francophiles who already have a basic knowledge of French.
If you want to improve your French while visiting Paris,
you want to speak it.
Our method is based on lively approach to French language
with your active participation.
We offer varied and friendly lessons which will help you
Coming back to Paris, you want to know the real Paris of
Parisians and not the touristy Paris.
Our cultural program is based on discovering new
districts and areas and getting to know Parisians.
We offer different walks and visits every day.
Visit their website for a ‘Typical
French Mini book Guide
is easy to read and
understand and will give you some short, but effective foreign language
phrases that you can use when traveling.
French word a day
Kristin Espinasse has a daily website for those who would
like to learn a French word a day.
Centre International d'Antibes/ATOLL is a group of French
language schools in France that offer French courses for all ages,
levels and interests.
Vacation courses in France for the whole family
This translation service offers a range of language
services, including a free online
English-French, German-French translation tool;
French language paraphrasing tool;
and a collection of English-French useful phrases.
French Language Courses
Professional online site dedicated to French language
Abroad - Global Student Experience
Student Experience offers study abroad programs for students to
popular destinations around the world.
"A comprehensive directory of all major U.S. universities
and colleges. Includes information about history, academics, unique
programs, student life, student statistics, admissions, athletics, and
the local community for each school."
Way to Stay.com is a holiday
apartment bookings agency with products in most of the major European
city, including Paris. Quality holiday
apartments in Paris personally selected for your perfect stay.
Parismarais® The Art of Living Guide
This website provides information about the Marais.
subheadings are: Hotels & Apartments, Expat services, Property
search, Shopping Guide, Visit le Marais,
Please mention the
Colleen's Paris website on your application when you reserve an
apartment with Parismarais® -- I thank you very much!
Coach House Paris Vacation Rentals
Large selection of Paris short stay
accommodation from modest studio flat s suitable for a 2 to large houses
that will sleep 6 or more. Fully supported by English speaking team.
Tour Italy -- Access Italy provides private and exclusive
tours throughout Italy. (Their site is under construction)
Accommodation in Paris
Paris accommodation portal offering quick and secure
online reservation of hotels, bed and breakfast or short stay
Photos and art
David Henry has a nice collection of Paris photos as well
David also offers
as well for aspiring Parisian photographers and tailors the course to
addition, David acts as your tourist guide by recounting the history of
what you will be shooting. Some useful contact information:
Phone: 01 72 78 27 26 in France; 331 72 78 27 26 outside France
Portable: 06 33 65 51 19
Address: c/o Franćois Eck
73, avenue de Saint-Cloud
78000 Versailles, France
France in Photos
"...All seasons are
interesting in Paris, but the most interesting time to take photos is
the same in all seasons: from the golden hour till pitch black night.
Paris monuments and most interesting buildings are very nicely lit and
this website now contains a growing collection of night photos taken
during our evening rambles...."
Olivier Ffrench has a
collection of photos of Paris and other regions of France, as well as
photo tips such as "using a tripod in public places".
Art Gallery Worldwide
Artwork in different styles and media.
Website offers a wide variety of features and services that enable
customers and artists to buy and sell art.
Artwork of thousands artists
in abstract art, landscape art, oil painting and many other styles and
media. The website also has service to buy and sell art.
Paris Stock Photography at Foto Search
Search Stock Photography allows users to search from more than 2
million images from 140 quality stock photography publishers at one
site. There is no sign-up fee to view our images and users can search
the largest collection of stock photography on the internet! Our
database includes over 10,000 Paris related images that I think you and
your users will enjoy...."
Cheese on line
Fromages.com is the oldest internet French cheese website (since
1997). From our French sellers to your table. We deliver French
tradition worldwide to you by express delivery.
their extensive cheese library!
Insider's Guide to Travel, Food and Wine
The official magazine of the
International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association, Global Writes
provides an ever-expanding library of illustrated trip reviews by
professional travel journalists with advice on the best vacation ideas
and itineraries, plus tips and recommendations on global destinations,
hotels, B & B's, cruises, restaurants, food, wine and more. To plan your
next adventure -- or just dream about one -- become an insider through
the travel experiences of IFWTWA
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