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Looking Forward and Back with Story of a City

I launched Story of a City on September 6th, 2018. My goal was to write about all things Paris. What to see. What to do. How to navigate the metro and decipher French culture. And of course, the never-ending odyssey that is French bureaucracy. For five and a half years, I’ve published my weekly stories every Tuesday, barring the occasional technical glitch and a global pandemic. And in that time, I’ve published almost 250 stories about the City of Light and living in Paris. I’ve written about castles and exhibitions, French holidays and special events. I’ve written about famous sites and hidden gems. Long form stories and short scavenger hunt items. And I’ve gushed about museums more times than I can count. But now, as I look ahead to what’s on the horizon in 2024, I’ve decided that it’s time for these weekly stories to come to an end.

Don’t worry! Story of a City is not going anywhere. I will still be giving tours, so if you will be in town, please get in touch. I will also still be sending out newsletters throughout the year, so you will continue to hear from me. Most importantly, this will not be the last story I ever write. With the Olympics and the reopening of Notre Dame on the horizon, there will be lots to talk about, so I will still be writing new stories as the inspiration hits. Believe me when I say that I love talking about Paris far too much to stop. I just won’t be publishing on a weekly basis anymore. As much as I’ve loved writing these stories all these years, they do take up a lot of my writing energy. Energy that is currently needed elsewhere for projects that have been on the back burner for far too long.

At this point, I want to thank every single person who is reading this or who has ever read a Story of a City article in the past. Thank you all for your encouraging words, your enthusiasm for my stories, and your love of Paris. It has been an incredible ride these past several years, and I’m grateful to everyone who chose to come on this adventure with me. Especially everyone who has joined in the past couple of days! I look forward to bringing you more newsletters, more stories, and hopefully more in-person tours in 2024 and beyond. Until then, I’m wishing you all a most wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year.


Laura Moore is a professional storyteller who loves history and the many stories that make Paris one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Join one of her signature tours to learn the story of a city.

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