Considering visiting the final resting place of as many as a million Parisians, now one of the most visited cemeteries in the world? Established in 1804, the cemetery was named for the confessor to King Louis VIX, "the Sun King", Père (Father) de la Chaise, who lived on the site where the chapel now sits.
If you're looking for an easy and enjoyable day trip from Paris, look no further than the charming town of Fontainebleau and its adjacent Château de Fontainebleau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll enjoy all the beauty and grandeur of an iconic French chateau, without the hordes of crowds at Versailles.
With a now-ironic name reflecting its original origins, "The Swamp" isn't a terribly appealing moniker. However, Le Marais has grown to become one of Paris' most appealing neighborhoods and you'll definitely want to spend at least half a day exploring Le Marais's medieval streets on your next trip to the City of Lights.
Overflowing with enticing options at every turn, Paris's Left Bank, La Rive Gauche, including the historic students' stomping grounds, is now a salubrious mix of the top tourist attractions in the city, lovely shopping, and charming restaurants.
Wondering how to spend your time on Paris's Left Bank, and where to eat when you're visiting the Eiffel Tower, Place des Invalides, and the Musee Rodin? Check out these suggestions!
One of the most-visited sites in Rome, the Roman Forum is an architectural marvel. Wondering which bits you won't want to miss? Check out these easy tips and learn a bit about the history before you visit!
Florence - the birthplace of the Renaissance and the capital of stunning Tuscany, could keep anyone occupied for years. But, if you only have a weekend, what all can you fit in?
Looking to see some of Ancient Rome's most stunning sights without all the tourist crowds? Stop by the Baths of Diocletian - and explore where Romans got their gossip 2,000 years ago!
Rome's preserved, ancient architecture is visible throughout The Eternal City - around every corner there's a pillar, a fresco, or...a Pantheon. In search of a Roman city frozen in time and outside of the city center, the treasures of Pompeii, south of Naples, are where most people head. Ostia Antica, the former Roman port city, is to Pompeii what Fontainebleau is to Versailles - all of the history, but with a fraction of the crowds.
Wanting to explore France without having to rent a car? Check out these helpful tips and a list of cities that can be explored exclusively using public transit!
Looking for the most relaxing places to sip an aperitivo in the Eternal City? Look no further than Rome's most stunning (and welcoming) piazzas!
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