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First time in Paris: Beginners art & culture guide to Paris

Tea watching at river Seine in Paris

I could visit Paris a few times per year and would never get enough of it. I’m so fortunate to live only 3 hours by train from Paris, so I’m there quite often. And after visiting it on a school trip, with friends, as a couple and on a solo trip, I’ve became sort of a ‘first time in Paris recommendations’ expert among my friends. After being asked for Paris recommendations so often, I’ve decided to create this beginners art & culture guide to Paris. Here you’re going to find a list of sights you should visit, best museums, French…

Monet’s postcards

Monet's postcards

Travel is inspirational in so many ways. But, when you’re an artist it could be transferred into a beautiful pieces of art, too. So many great poems and stories were written about travel. So many beautiful paintings were inspired by it, as well. I’ve chosen here a few paintings a famous Impressionist Claude Monet made during some of his travels. Some of them really made a beautiful postcards. Monet’s postcards French painter Claude Monet travelled a lot around the Europe. He was one of the first painters that started painting outside of his studio. So, of course, he made many paintings…

Paris Full of Love Giveaway

Full of Love paper art and prints

Since our theme this month is Paris, we’ve organised a nice GIVEAWAY for you! I’ve teamed up with Ana, a Paris based graphic designer behind a brand Full of Love who makes gorgeous paper art and prints. She made a series of beautiful graphics inspired by Paris and named them ‘The White City’ after one of the nicknames Paris is known for. And the best part is – she’s giving one of them to one lucky Culture Tourist’s reader. ‘The White City’ Collection In a city that’s oversaturate with cheap mass-produced souvenirs sold on its streets, Ana wanted to make something…

How to spend a day in Paris like a local

Fountain in the park in Paris

After being in Paris for already a few times now, I wanted to emerge more into the local every day life. I have already found my favourite park, museum and place for breakfast. But, I wanted to feel that famous Parisian way of living, too. So, during my recent trip to Paris I met with local Parisian Ana, who took me on a walk through a different Paris. Parisian’s Paris. How to spend a day in Paris like a local Parks We meet close to my hotel and in my favourite part of Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg in a heart…

My 5 favourite souvenirs from Paris

Tea eating an macaron

Paris is one of my favourite cities! And I’m lucky enough to live only 3 hours by train from it. That’s why I’m there quite often. So, I already have my favourite places there. My favourite café, restaurant, museum and some of the shops, too. So whenever I’m there I’m visiting some of that places and am always coming back home with these five of my favourite souvenirs from Paris. My 5 favourite souvenirs from Paris # 1 – Macarons A delicious little French cookies are today famous all around the world. I already wrote about them and how they…

Impressionists in Paris

Impressionists in Paris

Paris was a birthplace of one of the most beloved painting styles in history and even more important – the first modern style in painting – Impressionism. Here is where its members met, learned to paint together, discussed art and made some of the most beautiful paintings in history. The second half of the 19th century shaped modern Paris and made the modern art happened. So, during my recent trip to Paris I wanted to follow in their footsteps and visit some of museums with their paintings. Impressionists in Paris In the mid-19th century historical painting dominated in French art.…