Vintage Paris: Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel

On our plane to London, I watched Coco before Chanel , which , as the movie title suggests, is based on Coco Chanel’s life in late 19th/early 20th century old Paris. The ambiance of Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel is what I imagine old Paris would be like. Here is why: 1.The building was built in…

Last day in Paris: Museum Hopping

Since we bought a 4-Day museum pass in Paris and only used it for 3 days, we decided to make the most of it and checked out six sights on our last day: Napoleon’s tomb! Musee Rodin! Pantheon! Musee de Cluny! la Chappelle! Conciergerie! All in quick succession. Here is a map of the route…

Louvre in Our Untrained Eyes

On our third day in Paris, we spent an entire afternoon in Louvre. We are no experts in art, so what the hell did we do in this massive art museum? We paid the obligatory visit to the Mona Lisa and wondered how a small painting could have such immense artistic value. Here are her adorning fans: We…

Glamour and History: Versailles

Versailles started out as the hunting lodge for Louis XIII and was later home to a succession of French monarchy. Once a secluded palace to the most powerful and privileged, its gate is now open to millions of tourists each year. From our apartment, we took RER train to Versailles and bought a four-day museum…

Paris: Introduction

Elegance. Romance. History. It was for these reasons that Paris has long been on the top of my travel list, and also the reasons I have put it off for so long. I felt that I needed a romantic travel partner, and enough budget to splurge on high class hotel and museum entrance fees. My…