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7 March 2014

Royal Rivalry: Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis

France is famous, or perhaps infamous, for being a country of passion and heartbreak, of dangerous liasons and romantic rifts. We take you behind the scenes of one of the most scandalous and torrid tales of the 16th century.


Genevieve Timmins  |  No Comments


12 February 2014

Romantic Passageways of Paris

The unique covered passageways of Paris are a perfect place for a romantic stroll, in the chilly month of February.


Lily Heise  |  2 Comments

Passage de l’Ancre (223 rue Saint-Martin - 30 rue Turbigo 75003)

10 February 2014

Docent Spotlight: Flavie Thomas

We chat with Paris docent Flavie Thomas about what it’s like to lead family walks in the French capital.


Jessica Stewart  |  No Comments


8 December 2013

Context’s Ultimate Gift Guide

Ready for the holidays?  So are we!  We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…


Jessica Stewart  |  No Comments


15 November 2013

Practical Facts: How to Visit Normandy

Our France expert offers tips and suggestions for visiting Normandy, France.


Sara McCarty  |  No Comments

WWII bomb craters at the Pointe du Hoc, west of Omaha Beach

19 October 2013

5 Fashionable Brunch Spots in Paris

Our picks for the trendiest Parisian brunch spots of the moment.


Sara McCarty  |  No Comments

A veggie burger at Le Dépanneur

10 September 2013

Foreign Perspectives on Contemporary Parisian Architecture

Paris has always been a leader in architectural innovation. Let’s take a closer look at newly built structures by foreign architects.


Courtney Delaunay  |  No Comments

13 August 2013

Summer Drinks in Paris, Where to Cool Off

Looking for a place to grab a cool drink during your summer trip to Paris? Let us give you our picks.


Genevieve Timmins  |  No Comments

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11 June 2013

Practical Facts: Getting to the Airport in Paris, Madrid & Barcelona

Skip that taxi by learning some practical tips for traveling from the airport in Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid.


Genevieve Timmins  |  2 Comments

Paris metro

5 April 2013

First Friday: Visiting the Louvre Like an Insider

We’ve asked one of our Paris docents to give us 5 tips for experiencing the Louvre like the ultimate insider.


Courtney Delaunay  |  1 Comment

The Napoleon Courtyard of the Louvre at Dusk

29 March 2013

Shopping the Parisian Markets with Susan Loomis

We discuss the changing nature of Parisian markets with renowned culinary expert Susan Loomis.


Lily Heise  |  No Comments

Susan Loomis - Market trawberries

18 March 2013

Hemingway’s Favorite Parisian Cafés

Take a stroll through Paris using the cafés where Hemingway spent his days.


Lily Heise  |  No Comments

Hemingway could often be found at Le Select, practically every day for his breakfast. He mentions it on a number of occasions in his writing, often in relation to the races, which were a popular activity for the writer and his circle.

13 March 2013

Practical Facts: How to Tip When Abroad

Our guide to tipping across our European and Asian cities is full of surprises.


Whitney Webster  |  4 Comments

Parisian cafe

4 December 2012

Travel Tuesday: The Raft of Medusa

Martin Kiefer, art historian and Louvre curator, shares his favorite painting from the vast collection.


Jessica Stewart  |  No Comments

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16 October 2012

What we are reading: from 007 to global gardener

A selection of the articles that we enjoyed reading the most this week


Petulia  |  No Comments


27 September 2012

Keeping fit in Paris: a few tips from our local expert

Paris docent and runner Bryan Pirolli tells us all about keeping fit in Paris


Bryan Pirolli  |  1 Comment

baguette on display