Still searching for something to do on your next holiday in Paris? Then this might be just the ticket.
Paris, more than any other of the world’s great tourist destinations, is a city for walkers. Not only is Paris relatively small and compact, with everything in easy walking distance of everything else, she is also full of surprises, ensuring that wherever you go and turn, there will be something
… The Most Romantic Paris Walk
Themed Walks in Paris Walking in Montmarte by Chansons It seems to be more difficult to say goodbye to Paris than originally thought.
This is a postscript to last week’s post. A postscript appears in order because more songs have been written about Montmartre than about any other part of Paris, and rather than leaving out all but one or two of them (in order to preserve some sort of balance,) it appeared
… Montmartre by Chansons
Themed Walks in Paris Paris by Chansons This, in a way, is our farewell note to Paris. After 20 years, we have recently moved on to sunnier climes. We will certainly come back for brief visits and a walk or two, but most of our “easy hiking” from now on will concentrate on the Mediterranean.
Since this post is the last in a long series, it comes with a little twist or an
… Paris by Chansons
Themed Walks in Paris The Bastille Day Walk What better way to celebrate the 14th of July, the French national holiday, than to trace its events, following – as literally as that is technically possible – in the footsteps of history in one of our themed walks in Paris?
Whatever you may think of the French Revolution, at least, Bastille Day is one national holiday that does not commemorate a bunch of stuffy
… Themed Walks in Paris: Bastille Day Walk
This is a postscript to last week’s Hemingway walk in Paris. It also doubles up, incidentally, as our St Valentine’s Day post. After all, it does involve a story of two people who disappeared in the toilet for some private business. Even though they were both men. And even though only one of them actually let his trousers down.
Intrigued? I thought so. Okay then, here goes.
… The Importance of Being Hemingway
Paris Urban Walk III – A Hemingway Walk
The first two episodes in this short series of Paris walks took their cues from paintings and historic photos. This Paris urban walk shall be guided by words. Hemingway’s Moveable Feast
I would like to invite you to follow me on a literary walk through the Paris of Ernest Hemingway – or rather: the small corner of it that he
… Themed Paris Urban Walk – Hemingway’s Latin Quarter
Paris Urban Walk II – An Edith Piaf Walk The Poetry of Poverty Having invited you for a Paris urban walk through some of the picture-prettiest parts of Paris the last time around, today Easy Hiker will take you away from the sunny side of the street.
“All cities are beautiful but their beauty is grim”, says the American poet Christopher Morley. But some cities as well as some neighbourhoods are certainly
… Themed Paris Urban Walk – The Belleville of Edith Piaf
Paris Urban Walk I Walking Paris – The Artists of Montmartre
The Parisian district of Montmartre has a unique position in art history. During one relatively short period in the late 19th and early 20th century, altogether not much longer than 20 years, nearly all the greatest painters of their time lived and painted here.
Hundreds of world-famous works of art were created in the process – in what is, by
… Themed Paris Urban Walk – The Artists of Montmartre
Urban Walking in Paris Let’s do Some Themed Urban Walks in Paris There are times and occasions when it becomes simply impossible to have a civilized encounter with nature. When temperatures hover just above freezing, the wind is howling and the wet cold seeps under your skin, you would not dream of going on a “pleasure hike” any more than you would want to go fishing in a hurricane.
This is the time
… Themed Urban Walks in Paris
Walking in Paris – Part 3 The Small Outdoors in Paris Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes
Today, for the final part of our short series on Parisian parks*, where you can discover the small outdoors in Paris, I am going to take you a little bit further out. So far out in fact that what we shall be visiting is no longer a parc but a bois.
… The Small Outdoors in Paris