Posted by: Josey | July 10, 2009

Ask Josey: What to Do in Prague? What to Do in Paris?


I have an opportunity to travel with Cat on his commercial shoot in Prague with a quick two-day side trip to Paris. Any words of wisdom for me?



Besides the spectacular Old Town Square (Staromestske Namesti), musician- and artist-laden Charles Bridge, and $1.50 pints of beer, I don’t remember much of Prague… perhaps due to the $1.50 pints of beer. And I’m due for another trip to Paris to renew my love for Musée Rodin and to see for myself what I’m told is the most historic, yet the most chic shopping destination in the city, Le Bon Marché (24 rue de Sèvres, 7e, St-Germain-des-Prés). But, beyond that, you’re in luck…

David Farley, my travel journalism teacher and friend (who is the author of the just-published book An Irreverent Curiosity) is also a Prague expert with some insightful reading material to offer:

Farley also wrote “Hidden Gem Museums of Paris” for, and here’s some more Paris travel advice from my gorgeous newlywed Parisian friend Annabel:

“If your friend is coming over in August, most of the Parisians are away on holiday, so it gets empty and some of the hot places even close. But one place to go to is Mil’a in the 1st (Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau), a fantastic place to eat tapas and drink great wine!”

If you have more Prague or Paris travel tips, please help J-Mom by adding your input to the comments section below!

Bon voyage,

To read more of the “Ask Josey” series, click here now.


  1. Thanks for the tips – I’m heading to Paris at the end of the month so this was a really helpful entry! :)

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