The French obsession with Italian art began in the late 15th century when Charles VIII invaded the Italian peninsula and brought the burgeoning French monarchy into contact with Florence, the Medici, and the Renaissance. A couple decades later Francis I…Read more
Paris Travel – Context Travel Blog
Looking for the latest news, updates, and opinions about Paris travel? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts on making the most of Paris, from our favorite bars to contemporary art galleries. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for making the most of your Paris travel, put together by local journalists, chefs, and artists, and historians, as well as Context staff. From suggestions on how to make the most of the city’s attractions to our favorite spots off the beaten path, we provide an intellectually curious take on Paris travel.
The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.
A lively Moroccan restaurant, Restaurant 404 offers an excellent alternative for those seeking spicier, more ethnic fare. The restaurant is owned and run by three generations of family members, and between them they speak about 8 languages, so making your…Read more
Paris Adventure: A conversation with Context:Paris docent Heather Stimmler-Hall about her new book. Heather Stimmler-Hall is a journalist and writer from the United States who has been living in Paris for seven years. She…Read more
This past month, nearly forty years after the destruction of Les Halles marketplace, Paris mayor Bertrand Delanöe announced David Mangin as the winning architect of Les Halles reconstruction project.The mayor’s decision follows months of public opinion polls that pitted Mangin’s…Read more
Paris is a city of constant evolution: as any return visitor can attest, the face of the Grand Dame never remains quite the same – in the course of mere days, as baguette-bearing Parisians move from one arrondissement to the…Read more