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What I’ve been up to for the first half of 2022
The fascinating history behind one of the oldest remaining rooms of the former Louvre palace.
The easy to miss historical marker that signifies where a prince became a king. Not that he had a choice or anything!
An explanation of a painting uncovers how the 18th century Palais Royal was a hot spot of debauchery and pleasure.
Conceal your unique culture traits and make the most of your Paris experience by reading this super accurate and totally legit guide on how to fit in with the French!
Follow these tips to significantly reduce your chances of being a pickpocket victim in Paris.
This medieval street hidden behind the Hotel de Ville has a macabre, deadly past..
May the Force NOT be with you! Or YOU within it! Discover the last traces of the old gloomy medieval prison.
Everyone knows about the Seine, but there is another famous Paris River hiding beneath the cobble stoned streets!
A comprehensive guide of mostly accurate, overlooked, and irrelevant details for first time visitors to Franceland.
Save the planet and your money! Where to find one of the 1,200 free water distribution sites in Paris and the history of how they began.
Not even the force of a cannon can tear down these 500 year old walls Baby!
Discover an exceptional secret courtyard that was once the university stomping grounds of the King’s future Side Piece.
This hidden detail of a former medieval street is missed by most of the tourists who visit the cathedral of Notre Dame
My summary of autumn in Paris of 2021
My own plan for how the cathedral should be restored…
An architectural mullet; business in the front, bizarre party in the back!
The horrifying history of what happened to 1,000+ years of royal remains during the French Revolution
Most people walk past this hidden 800 year old street in the Latin Quarter
Reflections of my summer in the states.
How a moose saved America’s reputation against BS French libel
How a moose saved America’s reputation against BS French libel.
How the world’s most famous came to be so famous wasn’t for the reason you think it is…
How the ambitious mistress of a king rose through impossible ranks to end up in a forgotten grave
The aftermath of the fire and how it touched the lifes of both victims and survivors.
The aftermath of the fire and complications that contributed to its’ intensity
The raging fire and how it decimated the Bazar in minutes.
The Worst Fire-Related Tragedy in Paris History that you probably never heard of!
The Aging Relic of an old 17th century staircase hidden behind a locked door I coerced someone to open for me
How do you take a picture from above decades before the airplane?
How adventure photographer Felix Nadar captured the light despite the darkness in the Paris catacombs
Who would have imagined the legacy these three chimney sweeps would leave behind?
The conclusion to the missing mosiac history mystery
How to train for a marathon while undertaking a quest to uncover a forgotten mosiac
Check out the historical preservation association at the Maison d’Ourscamp and the restoration efforts of their 13th century cave
Just another charming historic Parisian landmark haunted by sinister ghosts of a cruel and ominous past!
Descend into the depths below this Paris Post Office to discover ruins from the past.
Discover the miniature boutique dating from 1630 that is embedded in a church wall.
Discover the exact location where everyone’s favorite Little General lost his V-Card.
Discover the secret courtyard that marks the exact location where Joan of Arc was injured during the Siege of Paris
Learn about this badass farmgirl turned warrior feminist led by God in the first part of this series.
Honor Jacques by visiting his memorial tomb and learning about who he was when he died for France from someone who knew him.
The tragic death of a historic tree beloved for years by Montmartre residents before its sudden removal
A secret budget friendly Paris hotel that is also an unforgetable spiritual experience.
Learn about the Sansons and their gruesome family business responsible for killing King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette
The shocking bus accident in the center of Paris remains the deadliest in the city’s history
The true story of a spooky scandal that rocked the 17th century Royal Court and the Sun King himself!
The forgotten history of the enslaved boy who lived at Versailles as the property of the King’s Mistress
The most badass French female historical figure you probably never heard of.
We all know Charlotte Corday gutted Marat in the tub with a dagger, but has anyone else wondered where she acquired it?
Find out where America’s original celebrity Chef lived in Paris
In Part 3 of my Paris mASSterpieces Series, I’m taking you to the Rodin Museum, a shrine for the Godfather of Sculpted Ass, Auguste Rodin.
You won’t find this overlooked Louvre detail in that generic tour guide book!
You didn’t think I’d stop after the Top 5 Butts of the Louvre did you?
Yes, I have taken it upon myself to rank the mASSterpieces of the world’s most illustrious art museum
The horrific consequence of being a loyal friend to a despised Queen.
Have chisel, will graffiti!
The gruesome graveyard history that lurks in the shadows of a secret Paris garden.
The day I blew it with Destiny
The discovery of forgotten riches under one of the most popular pedestrian streets of Paris still remains unknown to locals today.
Find out what REALLY may be the first photo taken of humans..
Where the best Paris nightlife lives, there is no Eiffel Tower view!
How I became immortalized in a medieval dungeon cabaret…
The popular Latin Quarter restaurant whose plumbing is as historic as it’s reputation.
Even medieval drivers were known to take tight turns!
The homes of our Parisian Predecessors that still stand after hundreds of years
Sometimes the best art is right above your nose.
Empty your bladder, spare your modesty
The Most Popular Victorian Paris Tourist Destination
Incredible historic discovery or unbelievable coincidence?
The secret museum you probably never heard of is beneath the streets in the very heart of Paris
Even our ancestors knew the benefits of sustainability!
Have you ever wondered what purpose the semi circular projections on the Pont Neuf served?
Kiss the crown that once allegedly sat on the noggin of JC himself!
Promenade in the same footsteps Queen Marie Antoinette took to the Guillotine.
French students and children have great benefits, but what about the 30+ crowd? Find the best tips on how to keep Paris affordable as a young adult post-University here!
Is this living situation the best way to integrate into Parisian life? I think so!
An insightful guide to Expat Food Snobbery