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12 June 2015

Why Gardens Matter

From Kyoto to Boston, we talk with docents around the network about the importance of gardens in their cities.


Lindsay Poulin  |  2 Comments


23 May 2015

5 Reasons to Visit the South of France

To mark the launch of our programs in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France manager Sara shares here 5 incentives for traveling south.


Sara McCarty  |  No Comments


25 April 2015

3 Heroines of WWII

When remembering the history of WWII, the important role of women is often lost. To celebrate Liberation Day in Italy we highlight 3 heroines of WWII.


Eleonora Fuser  |  2 Comments

A patrol of armed women in 1945

17 April 2015

Le Bon Marché: The Other French Revolution

We look at the history behind Le Bon Marché and other department stores, telling the story of how they revolutionized Parisian fashion.


Lindsay Poulin  |  No Comments

Up and Down.

19 March 2015

Five Off-Beat French Cheeses

Looking to try something new in Paris? Docent and culinary expert Preston Mohr shares five offbeat cheeses to nibble on your next trip.


Lindsay Poulin  |  No Comments


11 March 2015

From Paris to Rio with Lily Heise

Expansion manager Lily Heise shares her adventures through South America and talks about what’s on the horizon for Context.


Jessica Stewart  |  1 Comment

Lily Great Wall

28 January 2015

10 Facts About the History of the Paris Metro

We share ten facts about the rich history of the Paris metro.


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Around 3,500 workers began constructing the metro in 1898, which was finished on July 19th, 1900, just in time for the World’s Fair and Summer Olympic Games at the Bois de Vincennes. Parisians immediately loved the new means of transport and it was quickly adapted as an inescapable feature of the Paris daily life.

2 January 2015

Around the World with Art Nouveau

We survey our docents about their favorite Art Nouveau buildings to show how this truly international style left a lasting legacy across the globe.


Jessica Stewart  |  1 Comment

Barcelona - Palau de la Música

2 December 2014

Seasonal Cocktail Tips with Forest Collins

Paris-based cocktail expert Forest Collins shares her advice for the perfect holiday cocktail and the special recipe made specially for Context!


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11 November 2014

Four Sites to Commemorate WWI in and around Paris

With the centennial of WWI, we’ve compiled four important sites, museums and exhibits linked to the Great War in and around Paris.


Lily Heise  |  1 Comment

Visages de la Guerre exhibit

20 October 2014

Picasso’s Paris: Five of the Artist’s Paris Haunts

In celebration of the Picasso Museum’s reopening, here are five sites around Paris linked to this influential 20th century artist.


Lily Heise  |  1 Comment

7 Quai des Grands Augustins

15 September 2014

The Berges de Seine: A Riverbank Wonderland

Highlights of one of Paris’s recently developed urban spaces.


Sara McCarty  |  2 Comments

30 August 2014

Excursions from Paris: 5 Offbeat Things to Do in Lyon

Five useful tips on exploring offbeat Lyon, UNESCO Heritage city, gastronomic center and second largest city of France.


Lily Heise  |  1 Comment


21 July 2014

From Chateaux to the Sea: Favorite Daytrips from Paris

Our Paris docents detail their favorite excursions from Paris, including unique castles, artist villages and seaside towns.


Lily Heise  |  1 Comment

Vaux Gardens

10 June 2014

How to Tour the Top Sites Around the Globe

From Beijing to Berlin, from Rome to Istanbul, we’ve pooled our collective local knowledge to put together definitive guides on how to tour some of the top sites around the globe.


Jessica Stewart  |  No Comments

The more than 8 million visitors annually, the Forbidden City is Beijing's most touristed site. 

Top tip: Avoid weekend and holiday visits, particularly October 1-3 (China’s National Day is Oct. 1), when the Forbidden City is at its most crowded as visitors also flock from China’s countryside to take in the site.

20 May 2014

Ile-de-France Products: Parisians Finding Goods in Their Own Backyard

We explore the “locavore” movement taking hold across Parisian kitchens.


Genevieve Timmins  |  No Comments