HOW we walk
1. We explore using intuitive improvisation.
A legitimate interaction with the life of a city requires fieldwork, but you can always make some assessment of where to go and how to get there and miss the connection to people and places. For the most return out of your travel, it's not about knowing the technical and practical; it's about enjoying the moments. We don't expect you need to remember facts, figures, or street names. You remember the experience.
2. We open doors.
Discovering a city is about translating the daily life of locals. Moontown attempts to invent a sincere vocabulary for your experience through incidental interaction. Our walks are always works-in-progress. Each turn in a road is a hypothetical, every door represents a potential action. Of course there are guaranteed outcomes of our non-tour tours, but the pleasure is in planning, not programming.
3. We flip the script on the scripted city.
The promise of 'local', 'behind the scenes', and 'off the beaten path' isn't enough to penetrate the myth and fantasy of a city. You are the only force that can do that. You are the cast in this performance and the monuments and streets are the stage for your mutual admiration. We use dialogue to get you to feel quickly and speak plainly. You set yourself to find out what you really enjoy about Paris.
The history of the 1789 revolution and its impact on modern French society.
Exploring left bank lives of letters and fashion from the Pantheon (Saint Genevieve) to Saint Germain.
A bohemian bourgeoise (Bobo) primer for lovers of the vibrant, offbeat, trendy, and ultra hip.
An ambitious embrace of one of the world's most known/unknown districts.
Former country villages of the rag-and-bone boast back roads winding into head on ethnic mix.
Active visual crib sheet through the the most visited city on earth, from kingdom to empire to republic.
Learn where and how the French resist Nazi occupation and fight for liberation.
The past, present, and future of a community in France through the lens of a Sephardic-Israeli-American.
Making sense of must-see urban planning from the Glory days to the Second Empire and until today.
The bright attraction of beauty, elegance, and monumental variety brought into one goldmine path.