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Ile-de-France travel diary: Paris, Fontainebleau & Moret-sur-Loing

Travel diary from Ile-de-France

There are some places I could visit over and over again. And Paris is definitely one of them. Something in that city inspires me and gives me a feeling of belonging. I love everything there: art, architecture, lifestyle and people! So, when I got a chance to attend a conference in the Ile-de-France region a few weeks ago, I made a nice trip to Paris and its surroundings out of it. So, here it is, my travel diary from Paris, Fontainebleau and Moret-sur-Loing.

The Louvre Museum Highlights: What to see at the Louvre Museum

Louvre museum highlights

The Louvre Museum in Paris is one of the biggest and most visited museums in the world. It is located in a former Royal Palace of French kings and is a historical landmark in Paris. But also art heaven for culture tourists and art lovers. This cultural institution is home to some of the most famous artworks in the world, like the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. However, being one of the world’s largest museums, it could take weeks to see everything on display there. To help you plan your visit to the Louvre Museum, here is the Culture Tourist’s guide to what to see at the Louvre Museum with the Louvre Museum highlights.

What to see in Musée Marmottan – Monet in Paris

What to see in Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris

Paris is the world capital of fine arts and home to numerous fantastic museums. It’s pretty hard to choose the best one among all of them. However, the one that’s closest to my heart is Musée Marmottan – Monet. Located in a historical city palace and home to one of the world’s best collections of Claude Monet’s paintings, it’s a place that shouldn’t be missed in Paris. After visiting it numerous times, here is a short Culture Tourist’s guide on what to see in Musée Marmottan – Monet in Paris.

Book Review – Ernest Hemingway: A Moveable Feast

Ernest Hemingway A Moveable Feast book

Besides being a fantastic writer and the Noble Prize in Literature winner, Ernest Hemingway was an expat, traveller and someone with a severe case of wanderlust. Many of his books are reflecting events from his life, happening during his travels or life abroad. However, our next book is an ode to the city, people he met while living in it, and the historical time he lived there. So here it is, Culture Tourist Book Review: Ernest Hemingway and his A Moveable Feast.

Locations linked to Vincent van Gogh in Paris

People walking in an old cobbled street in Paris

After the Netherlands and Belgium, my search for places linked to life and work of Van Gogh brought me to Paris next. Vincent lived there on several occasions. But, the most important one was between 1886 and 1888 when he decided to pursue his career as a painter and learn at the art centre of his time. There are many places related to him there, so here is my guide with some of the must-see locations linked to Vincent van Gogh in Paris.

Bring Paris to your home for a day

Tea looking at the Eiffel tower

Truth to be told, after eight months with no international travel, I feel some serious wanderlust. And I am aware there are bigger problems in the world right now, but I can’t help myself. I miss flying, strolling around the new city, visiting museums and falling in love with a new place. Living in Amsterdam made Paris only a three-hours-train-ride-away, and I’d visit it regularly. I called those trips my yearly pilgrimages to Paris. Since we can’t travel right now, I decided to recreate a bit of a French atmosphere in my home. And made a little guide on how to bring Paris to your home for a day.

The Best Museums in Paris

Young people in the museum

Being home to some of the most famous artworks, everyone should visit some of the best museums in Paris. The French capital is a true City of Art. So many famous artists lived there. And so many art styles were founded there, as well. However, with almost 130 museums, it’s home to, it could be a bit hard to pick up the best museum in Paris to visit, for the first time visitors. That’s why here is your complete guide with all tips and tricks that will help you navigate your way through some of the best museums in Paris.

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 become a sort of ‘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…