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Creeping Beneath Paris - Secrets of Paris - The only authentic insider guide to Paris.

One Sunday not long ago, on a Paris street that shall remain nameless, I met up with a mustachioed Frenchman we’ll call Gilles. He wore tattered blue …

France

Round Paris with Rodin

As Paris marks 100 years since the death of Auguste Rodin, ‘the Michelangelo of France’, we visit the city’s back streets where he started out, and grand the belle époque palaces where he ended up<p>The Thinker stares over the lawn at a fashion model who is pouting for paparazzi. Beyond the garden, …

France

Paris Vacation with kids

Bienvenue! Welcome to Paris! This beautiful European city has charmed billions of people to come and enjoy the classic chic atmosphere. With so many …

France

A must-read for French students: the countess obsessed with secrecy and love

Madame de La Fayette, now compulsory reading, was a pioneer of romantic fiction<p>In 1662 the French noblewoman Madame de La Fayette, published anonymously what is thought to be France’s first modern novel, <i>La Princesse de Montpensier</i>. Drawing on her knowledge of history and experience of Louis XIV’s …

Literature

Flying Water Taxis Will Glide Down the River Seine in Paris This Summer

This summer, standard boats won’t be the only way to travel down Paris’ scenic River Seine. Once SeaBubble, the world’s first “flying” water taxi, sets sail, visitors to the City of Light will be able to float not <i>on</i> the water’s surface, but above it!<p>Designed by Alain Thébault and Anders Bringdal, …

Travel

First Look at Paris's Breathtaking Pont de Bondy Bridge

BIG and Silvio D’ascia Architecture are currently working on a design for the new Pont de Bondy metro station in Paris. The two firms were selected …

Lifestyle

Michelin-starred cuisine with vegetables

Christian Le Squer, head chef at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris creates exquisite dishes for demanding diners. You can find meat on the menu but he prefers to concentrate on vegetables.

Travel

Top Places to Eat in Paris

People are always asking me my favorite places to eat in Paris. These are my favorite, or reliable, ones as of March 2017. Please comment below if …

Travel

The sensual world: Camille Claudel's erotic sculptures – in pictures

This week sees the opening of the first Camille Claudel museum, showcasing works by this often misunderstood artist

Photography

Sacré Bleu! // 8 Phases of Culture Shock in Paris, France

Bonjour mes belles personnes, comment allez-vous aujourd’hui!?<p>That’s French for “…’sup?” Just tryna fancy up the blog a lil’ bit. And in that spirit, …

Travel

100 years of Rodin

Auguste Rodin saw the body as a mould for human passions.<p>One hundred years after his death, Paris is hosting a wide-ranging retrospective of the celebrated sculptor’s work.<p>The aim is to offer a fresh perspective on Rodin’s work, famous for techniques of uncompromising realism which bring his …

Art

Strike at the Musée Rodin Steals Thunder of Major Survey of the Artist at Grand Palais

Art World<p>Staff say their working conditions are getting worse by the day.<p>,<p>This spring is Auguste Rodin season in Paris, with city-wide events marking …

France

Brussels or Bruxelles ?

My first Europe trip and I was looking for a day trip from Paris. Brussels fit the bill perfectly. 1hr 30 mts by train, seemed like an ideal getaway. …

Travel

Children seriously hurt in London attack are pupils at school already devastated by terrorism

Three French children seriously injured when a “crazy car” struck them on Westminster Bridge attended a school already devastated by terrorism .<p>St …

Eagles of Death Metal

Les French Desmoiselles: Mediterranean-Meets-Paris Fashions for Urban Dreamers

A mysterious event invitation showed up in my Facebook feed a little while back.<p>“Secret Christmas / Vente Très Très Privée Mode et Beauté” (“Very, …

Fashion

It Took Guts to be the First Victorian Tattoo Queen

Maude Wagner in 1907<p><i>A</i> pearl choker, a sequined strapless dress, and a body swallowed up in tattoos. Above the neck she’s perfectly Victorian, but the …

France

15 authors and personalities to meet at Book Salon Paris 2017

From March 24 to 27 this year, Paris will be awash with over 3,000 French and international authors as the city hosts the Salon du Livre. To give you …

France

11 Top-Rated Day Trips from Nice

At the heart of the French Riviera and bordering the Provence countryside, Nice lies conveniently close to many wonderful tourist attractions. The …

Mediterranean

How Paris Became the City of Light | Roundtable

Paris was an embarrassment to Louis XIV. The criminal lieutenant of the police Jacques Tardieu had been murdered, and Civil Lieutenant François Dreux …

History

An American in Paris, Dominion Theatre, London, review: Leanne Cope as Lise can go from wide-eyed to slinky in one bright glance

Christopher Wheeldon’s <i>An American in Paris</i> is a whirl of colour and imagery, a fantasy Paris rooted to a specific historical moment. Based on the …

France

Paris: Why spring is the best time to visit the capital of France

Paris (CNN)You know it's spring in Paris when the after-work picnics begin popping up along the Canal Saint Martin.<p>There's still a chill in the air and darkness descends before the wine is finished, but after a dark, rainy winter cooped up in tiny apartments, young Parisians can't wait to get …

Eiffel Tower Goes Dark In Solidarity With London

Paris mourns for those killed and injured in London's terror attack.<p>The Eiffel Tower turned off its lights at midnight in a solemn tribute to victims of Wednesday’s London terror attacks.<p>Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced Wednesday evening local time that the city’s most famous landmark would go …

Eiffel Tower

English-speaking cops could soon patrol the streets of Paris

It has long been a complaint that the Paris police don't speak very good English, but this may all be about to change.<p>France's Foreign Affairs …

France

Depeche Mode - Paris 21 March 2017 - Spirit Tour

France

Stop Everything and Behold this Mini Art Deco Telephone Jukebox circa 1935

© Decophobia<p><i>I</i>sn’t she a beauty? I had one of those <i>hallelujah</i> moments while browsing the collectible pages of Ebay today when I came across this …

France

Brexit blues? Here's ten reasons to ditch London for Paris

<b>1. Summer in the city</b><p>Sorry, but Paris just does sunny days better. During the summer, Parisians flock to terraces outside brasseries to catch some …

London

Best Montreal Rooftop Terrasses

<b>Summer and all its glory is finally here and that only means one thing</b>…the time has come to celebrate how awesome our city is with some truly kick …

Travel

Trying to Turn My 11-Month-Old Baby Into a Francophile

Flying to Paris with an 11-month-old to introduce him to the Monoprix yogurt selection.<p>The best thing that can be said about flying to France with an 11-month old on your lap is that on the other side of things, there's the Monoprix. Monoprix is like a glorious Francophone bastard of Target and …

Babies

Colette Takes It to the Beach

It took Sarah Andelman almost until the last minute to mastermind Colette’s 20th anniversary—not least because people are still talking about the carnival she staged in the Tuileries five years ago. In importing Snarkitecture’s The Beach installation—an immense white pool filled with 300,000 …

Fashion

‘New Düsseldorf Photography’ at Galerie RX, Paris

Galerie RX in Paris is exhibiting works of three photographers through a group show titled “New Düsseldorf Photography”. The exhibition is current …

France