My favorite links

  Best sites on Paris

  • Paris Breakfast Excellent pictures and drawings of current events in France. A picture's worth a thousand words!
  • Sites and monuments A platform with hundreds of videos about Paris, many of them about unknown or little- known sites or aspects (Musée de la Vie Romantique, Musée de Minéralogie de l'Ecole des Mines, Orgues de Notre-Dame de Paris)
  • Cultural life The best of Paris cultural life on one site : unbiased reviews, Paris restaurants, art exhibitions, films, hotels and more
  •  Yellow pages The (yellow pages) site gives addresses, phone numbers, email addresses ! It is a VERY USEFUL site : you can see from the USA what your hotel and the street it's on look like....
  •  Linda Thalman Long time Paris resident Linda Thalman's letter to readers, with hundreds of useful tips and links : travel in France, museums, weather, teaching, etc...
  •  Jill Butler  Jill Butler is the author of three French/Paris related books ; she has an interesting website where she displays her artwork and products.
  •   Pariscope What shall we do tonight? There's never a dull moment in Paris and week by week, Pariscope lists everything from the latest wine bar to what's on at the movies. In French, but with a small English-language section.
  •  FreeVoice  The website of Paris's favorite free English-language weekly newspaper
  •   Thirza Vallois  Thirza Vallois's books for the real lovers of Paris. An erudite historian, Thirza makes the history of Paris come alive in her fascinating books which are on sale at all major Paris bookstores.
  •  Adrian Leeds

LeedsGood Value Guide to Paris Restaurants

  •  Discover great meals for as little as 20 Euros per person which include three courses, wine and coffee. Keep the guide handy while you're in Paris because it will put you directly in the shoes of a taste-seeking American, Adrian Beerman Leeds, who has explored every nook and cranny of Paris just for the pleasure of eating very well for very little money.
  • Learn French, rent/buy an apartment etc.... with Parlerparlor
  •  French Links  Information on Rachel Kaplan's informative books on Little Known Museums in Paris, London and Berlin and her French Links cultural tours. A must for those who think they've done it all!
  •  Discover France  A very comprehensive and educational site on France and the French ; a goldmine on the different regions of France (history, tourism, etc...).
  •  WebFrance International  WebFrance International is a Paris-based Web site developer primarily of sites about Paris, France and the French culture and has published a series of electronic "Paris Insider Guides". This site is a comprehensive directory of its clients and guides and provides valuable links to resources for Paris visitors.

 and also :

  • Le Marais is the most Romantic part of Paris : find out every month what's going on in le Marais and get the best deals for your next trip !
  • Photography, artwork, city guide and blog exploring the city of Paris through the eyes of an artist
  • An excellent interactive and fully-searcheable street map of Paris
  • A great site to visit the city's museums
  • The RATP (public transport system) site contains all the information you need about taking the bus, metro, etc... in ParisThe site of the magazine This City
  • Rick Erickson has a very interesting WebSite : Metropole Paris
  • Living in France : a very knowledgeable Web site (and magazine), everything is in it !
  • Paris Tourist Office has a very comprehensive site in English.
  • Blvd Europe "The Magazine of European Culture"
  • The official City of Paris website
  • Paris in Sites Newsletter : receive updates on Paris and WebFrance International clients every 3 weeks, by subscribing to the Paris In Sites Newsletter. Use the Web Subscription Form : this is not a discussion list, it simply updates What's New and it is free.
  • Time Out is a very useful magazine and runs a comprehensive WebSite.
  • About Asian communities in Paris
  • For a list of commercial websites (services in Paris), click here.
  • More to come...

Sites on France


Details of the French property market including details of price and legislation - Currency index
My French Life™® Come with us to discover French lifestyle beyond the cliché. There’s so much more to France than meets the eye. Magazine – Community – Events – Experiences
France Discovery Guide

This glossy publication is put out annually by the French Government Tourism Office in New York. It is written by American and English writers, most of whom have lived in France for many years. Harriet is one of them and has had the opportunity for the last 6 years to travel to and to write about the Southwest, Southeast, Rhone-Alps, East and West of France.

New York : Tel. 212-838 7800 ; France On Call Hotline 410-286-8310 - If you've never seen the publication, contact the number we've given you to get a copy. But beware: after you read it, you'll want to book a flight to France immediately!


Frantastique – Learn French daily with an e­mail, a funstory and personalized lessons!


A very useful resource about what you need to know and to do if you consider studying in France.


 Designed to build a global expatriate community around the world


Parler Parlor : the most popular French/English Conversation Group in Paris at Cetradel Language Center, hosted by Adrian Leeds, Elisabeth Crochard and WebFrance International.

 Americans in France

 An American living in Strasbourg, Jeff Steiner has a very informative site, with many Q&A

 Intercultural differences

 A Frenchman who lived many years in California, Baudry offers seminars on intercultural differences and has a cyberbook with fascinating psycho-analytical views.

 French bashing

 This is a fantastic but quite depressing site with an extensive follow-up of French bashing in the USA, from journalists, politicians, anti-French websites, etc...

 France and French regions

 An excellent magazine published by the French-American Cultural Foundation in Washington D.C.

 and also :


 and don't forget :, and

to order Harriet Welty Rochefort's books!


Blogs by Americans in Paris (to be developed : give me the address of your blog!)

 DID YOU KNOW THAT.....the French are the world's most intensive bloggers ? According to the International Herald Tribune July 28, 2006, they spend more time blogging : more than an hour a day (USA : 12 minutes, UK and Germany : less than 5 minutes), with 60% of the population of internet users visiting blogs (USA : 34%, UK : 40%, Germany : 36%). More than 3 million have created a blog. Why ? Maybe because the French, more than others, like to speak about themselves ? Compared with American blogs, "...French blogs are longer, more critical, more negative, more egocentric and more provocative..." . Some observers say that "...blogs have been embraced by ordinary people and this will flip the rigid power pyramid of the French society...."

Sites on food and others
  • A friendly site (with many recipes) for a friendly shop in the Latin Quarter where you can find unusual products (many of which are from Provence) such as Mimosa Jelly (to cook with chicken or fish) or Confit d'Oignon
  • Food at
  • And more to come!

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More links : For a list of commercial websites (travel, products, activities, services) click on services in Paris.

To related pages : See my new section Job Offers, property & rental, more links, my family site, etc...

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Harriet Welty Rochefort writes articles and books about France and the French. Order her books :

  • "Joie de Vivre", Secrets of Wining, Dining and Romancing like the French, St.Martin's Press, New York, 2012
  • "French Toast, An American in Paris Celebrates The Maddening Mysteries of the French", St.Martin's Press, New York, 1999
  • "French Fried, The Culinary Capers of An American in Paris", St.Martin's Press, New York, 2001

More on Harriet's books (excerpts, upcoming events, testimonials, etc..)


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