The countdown is on! In two weeks’ time Paris will be hosting one of the four biggest tennis events in the world. Yes, we are talking about Roland Garros! It started first as the French Tennis Championship in 1891, and by adding Women’s Singles and opening up for foreign contestants in 1925, it quickly gained its prestige. The inauguration of Roland-Garros stadium in 1928 finally put it in the center of the international tennis scene.
Easter is a very important holiday in Christian traditions, and loved by many in France! Is it about family atmosphere, days off from work and school, or the symbolical beginning of spring…? There are many reasons to enjoy this time of year, and one of them is the lovely French tradition for Pâques!
Paris in the spring is beautiful, but sometimes also capricious – some days may be less sunny, with a sprinkle of rain now and then. What to do on those times? Paris has plenty to offer, and one of the options is to go to the cinema. But you don’t speak French, you say? Don’t worry, we will tell you where to go to see movies in English!
Saint Valentine’s Day takes place on February 14th, and despite usually chilly weather, it is a very heartwarming holiday! It is all about love and spending a nice time. And what place could be better to do so than the City of Love?
Everybody knows Paris as the capital of fashion, but if you suddenly start seeing even more people wearing designer pieces on the streets – you may be sure that Fashion Week is behind the corner! Awaited for with impatience each year, it changes central Paris into a big catwalk.
Each year the Maison&Objet fair, organized in Paris, becomes more spectacular! It is an important date for anyone interesting in interior design and art. This event stopped being an industry meeting fair a long time ago, and became a social event, taking place along with the Fashion Week.
After quiet Christmas time and splendid New Year’s celebration, Paris has little time to rest before another event starts. It’s the Soldes again! – meaning Sales, and a big one. For winter 2016/2017, the fun will start on January 11th, and it will last until February 21st 2017! And trust us, everybody becomes a little bit shopaholic those days…
The ice skating rink is back on the 1rst floor of the Eiffel Tower! Located 57m above the ground, it will be open from December 15th, 2016 to February 19th, 2017. This year, the ice rink will be on the theme of Ice Hockey, at the occasion of the Ice Hockey World Championship which will be held in France in May 2017. The rink is accessible and free to all the Eiffel Tower’s tickets holders. Skates & sled-chairs are available free of charge to visitors.
It is that time of the year again… It gets colder, the sun is low, but it is one of the best time to be in the City of Light! Not to be missed is the Christmas showcase of the Galeries Lafayette, on Boulevard Haussmann, that tells an extraordinary epic tale. The famous family of polar bears discovers an incredible pack ice, offering themselves a new fantastic playground.
Halloween… Scary costumes, carved pumpkins… Celebration of this holiday came from the US and reached Europe, including France. Usually unwilling to accept foreign customs, French citizens embraced Halloween with enthusiasm. Now, you can find plenty of places to celebrate this day during your trip to Paris !
Have you ever heard about the famous Places Royals in Paris? If not, you don’t know what you are missing! In Paris, some of the bigger squares are real masterpieces! Couple of them even hold little secrets…Place Royal is usually a square dedicated to a king or ordered by him to celebrate his kingdom and his victories. They tend to be surrounded by monumental and symmetrical facades all around and with a royal statue in the middle. Most of the Royal Squares were destroyed during the French Revolution but some of them were rebuilt later…
When you arrive in Paris, the city is beautiful, the atmosphere is magical and everything is just the way you imagined… But there is so much to see and so little time! And imagine you want to visit Chateau de Versailles, and Disneyland, so you barely have one day left to explore Paris… Do not worry! We prepared an intensive guide that will allow you to see the main sites.
A day after a busy night, the lack of clock alarm reminds you that life is beautiful and you are on holidays since its noon already and your main preoccupation is deciding between croissant and scrambled eggs with bacon for breakfast… A friendly advice, stop procrastinating and opt for a brunch! From cozy to fancy brunch, you will for sure find a place that will make your mouth water and fill your stomach… Here is the selection of our 5 favorite places.
Every year at the beginning of September, the National Estate of Saint Cloud holds the greatest fireworks in Europe. This exceptional pyrotechnic show will take place on September 10th 2016 between 21h and 23h, and it brings about 23,000 people every year.
There are a lot of restaurants in Saint-Germain des Prés. Some are good, some are average, and some are excellent! Making a choice was quite easy this month as these five places stand out from others: food, location, decoration and service. Let’s dive directly into our MyTimeinParis list of the month.
Paris gets slowly abandoned by locals in August, so take your chance to explore unoccupied streets and less crowded metro. But more importantly, take part in big events prepared for you to enjoy summer and good weather! Our selection of best Paris events in August may help!
After June, the month that was very busy with Euro 2016 and business before the schoolyear runs to its end, July seems to be more relaxed: many families go on holidays, students have lots of free time, general atmosphere seems more relaxed… It is a month of festivals and outdoor activities! And, if you have a chance to be in France on July 14th, the national celebrations!
June in Paris is a happy time – the summer enters with full force, people are more relaxed, all the parks gets greener… It is also when the festival season slowly begins. But this year is special and the energy will be very different - all due to Euro 2016 organized in France. You cannot miss Fête de la Musique – a country-wide festival where all the cities in France turn into one big outdoor concert. To find out more, check our guide through your June in Paris! Let’s start!
Nuit Blanche is a French expression to describe a sleepless night. But for the last couple of years it has also been associated with a very special night – the night when all the museums stay open until very late, prepare special events and do not charge you for a ticket… This visitor’s dream will take place on Saturday, May 21st, in Paris and other European cities, for its 12th edition.
It is this time of the year again! As every year since 1891, tennis players from around the world arrive to Paris to take part in the famous French Open Tournament. The Roland Garros tournament is part of Grand Slam (also called tennis majors), the 4 most important annual tennis championships. After Australian Open in January, Roland Garros takes place at the end of May-beginning of June each year.