Tourists in May in Paris can have a great time -- hotels are cheaper, lines are shorter, and restaurant waiters are nicer.
Whether you're in search of a cultural adventure or just a cold one for a bit of respite from the heat, read on for ideas on where to go and what to do this summer on a tight budget in Paris.
All I could think was, what's the point of purchasing a Phillip Lim skirt abroad that I can buy at home, for less? To say I bought it in Paris?
I had my own personal encounter with "Paris Syndrome." When I first saw the toilet, I never would've guessed that it was going to eat me alive -- which is not to say that it didn't look suspicious.
A visit to Paris is always full of wonder. You can eat everything you desire all day long and never gain a pound. How? Why? Let me explain.
A trip with friends was much needed in my life, and so I visited some of the most fabulous places in Italy for a few days each with some of my most fabulous friends. Nonetheless, no trip to Europe would be complete unless it is kick-started in Paris.
If you're in Paris before February, don't miss the temporary exhibit of outsider art at The Museum of Everything. Disbelief and awe were the prevailing sentiments at the end of my visit.
The first of a series of walks by the translator of the first complete, modern edition of Victor Hugo's great novel, Les Misérables. Walk one: Jean Valjean leads Cosette to their first Paris home.
If the statistics about Paris being one of the most expensive cities in the world are giving you hesitations about a night out on the town, don't worry. For those looking for affordable options, bars in Paris are about as diverse as its population.
There I was, in the 8th arrondissement with a spoonful of dijon in one hand and a forkful of bright pink tartare in the other. A quiet babble of French conversation streamed around me.
Paris has so much more to offer than snotty service and the Eiffel Tower. Once you escape the cliché, you'll find that this is a city that has a penchant for pop culture and love for a good cocktail... all on a dime, of course.
It's a matter of taste. Do you want crisp, buttery layers that flake at the first bite? Or a dense, hearty exterior and a yeasty, buttery interior that melts in your mouth?
The wonders of la ville d'amour are endless, but you have to start somewhere.
We've found just the spot to stay for almost every kind of traveler, so whether you plan on bringing the kids along or hope to taste some of the finest French cuisine around, Oyster has a hotel for you.
Paris may be the art and fashion capital of the world -- known for its over-the-top luxury properties and bohemian boutiques -- but most people can't afford a stay at the iconic Hotel Plaza Athenee.
The bistro scene in Paris just keeps getting better, with a flurry of exciting new openings, many with impressively pedigreed young chefs.