• April showers, April flowers, April market produce that sings of “spring”…

    As everyone knows April is the month in Paris when “thrill” rhymes with “chill”.

    Posted: Apr 10, 2012, updated: Jul 20, 2017 Author

  • Another look at the Marais and Place des Vosges—our backyard—posted on, where I’m a European correspondent.

    Posted: Feb 06, 2012, updated: Jul 18, 2015 Author

  • Join Denise Vivaldo and Cindie Flannigan, authors of The Food Stylist’s Handbook, for these two information-packed classes; demonstrating food styling techniques that will improve the look of your food photographs. Joining us will be special guests: photographer Alison Harris and author David Downie.

    Posted: Jan 06, 2012, updated: Jul 21, 2015 Author

  • Epiphany is defined in many ways today, and most have little enough to do with religious tradition. Even those who know what the Epiphany is all about for Christians nowadays express their Epiphany scenes is different, novel ways.

    Posted: Jan 06, 2012, updated: Jul 21, 2015 Author

  • Paris Time Line: Paris is the modern capital of one of the world’s richest, most industrialized nations, yet traces of the city’s 2,000-year history still crop up everywhere you turn: Paris lives in the historical present. Pick a period or a historical theme, hit the streets and you’ll find something solid to transport you down a time tunnel of your own making.

    Posted: Jan 02, 2012, updated: Jul 20, 2017 Author

  • The Seine River is all about paradoxes. It’s the source of most of Paris’ drinking water—and its civilization—and a sewer…

    Posted: Dec 29, 2011, updated: Jul 19, 2015 Author

  • Chocolate and pastries are irresistible any time of the year. But they are particularly addictive and tempting in cold weather.

    Posted: Dec 28, 2011, updated: Jul 19, 2015 Author

  • The center of Paris—the first 8 arrondissements—has so much to offer visitors that few stray outside this magic circle.

    Posted: Dec 26, 2011, updated: Mar 27, 2016 Author

  • Wandering France has a new page, Wandering Paris. It features the writing of Paris-based author David D. Downie.

    To celebrate the launch and the holiday season in Paris, we’re linking to the most reliable listing of Paris holiday markets, and to a recent article by David D. Downie about Christmas in Paris: ‘Tis the Season to be Feasting.

    Posted: Dec 23, 2011, updated: Jul 21, 2015 Author

  • Map and guide to Paris districts called Arrondissements

    Posted: Dec 08, 2011, updated: Jul 12, 2017 Author

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