Paris

Shopping frenzy as Parisians say adieu to Colette, cutting-edge fashion store

Avant-garde shop that redefined street style, and was beloved of celebrities and designers, calls it quits after two decades<p>After 20 years in service, the Paris concept store Colette is due to close its doors on Wednesday20 December, marking the end of an era in which it radically revamped the face …

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Lido Cabaret, Crazy Horse or Moulin Rouge: what is the Best Cabaret in Paris?

Cabaret Shows are a popular tourist attraction in Paris at night. Because, YES! bars and nightclubs exist everywhere in the world but where else than …

Discover the Notre Dame Hidden in Paris' Lesser-Known Neighbourhood

Discover the secret Notre Dame, a majestic church even some locals don't know about, tucked away in Paris' Belleville neighbourhood.

Culture

LEGO Architecture's Arc de Triomphe

While I’ve technically been to France, it was just a tiny corner of the country during a shortcut from Luxembourg to Germany, so I don’t feel like …

Lego

Where to Eat in Paris’ Saint-Germain-des-Prés Neighborhood

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in Paris’ Sixth Arrondissement, remains just as popular as ever today, and a focal point of most visitors’ trips …

Artists

3 days in Paris: the best things to do in Paris with small kids

Paris may not spring to mind immediately when you think about suitable places to take small kids. It’s busy, can be expensive, and the attractions …

France

10 debunks that shaped the history of the Observers

<b>The Observers team has a long history of verifying photos and videos that circulate online – and debunking fakes. Over the past decade, we’ve been looking into photos that have been flagged by our readers and viewers. We take a look back at 10 different times we debunked false information with the</b> …

Charlie Hebdo

Youthquake: Oxford's word of the year honors millenials

Citing popular youth political movements around the world, Oxford Dictionaries declared 2017 the year of the youthquake. Antifa, broflake and …

Culture

A Segway Tour of Paris: Detours You Won’t Find in Your Travel Guide

By Margaret Montet<p>Sure, you’ll visit the Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe, but to glimpse a more authentic Paris, consider taking a few detours. …

Eiffel Tower

Stars To Wear Black At The Golden Globe Awards In Protest Of Harassment

Hollywood stars will unite in protest against sexual harassment in Hollywood by wearing all-black at the 2018 <i>Golden Globes</i> on January 8, 2018. …

Entertainment

Celebrity chef Pooja Dhingra’s Parisian love affair

Exploring the French cuisine, one bite at a time<p>Whether it’s devouring your freshly-made pain au chocolate at a local café, macaron hopping down …

Restaurants

Matt Skiba Talks To Us About Art, Creativity And Music Ahead Of His New Exhibition — Kerrang!

Matt Skiba is best known for being the founding member of dark Chicago punks Alkaline Trio, as well as Tom DeLonge’s replacement in blink-182. But …

Jared Leto

8 things to do in Paris that aren't total tourist traps

Climbing the Eiffel Tower, seeing the brushstrokes on Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, tearing apart a baguette and drinking wine straight out of the bottle on the Seine — the images of a trip to Paris are clear to anyone who has only seen the City of Light in guidebooks and movies.<p>And yet, real functioning, …

Mona Lisa

Why the 2nd Arrondissement Is the Coolest Paris Neighborhood Right Now

Next time you’re in Paris, skip the packed tourist centers and base yourself in a quieter, cooler part of town.<p>Paris is designed like an <i>escargot</i>, …

Travel

Christmas in Paris: The Best Things to See and Do

There is something about Christmastime that makes every place seem more magical, and that especially holds true for Paris—a city that is already magical on its own. From snowy scenes of the Eiffel Tower to the most decked-out window displays in the world, let these photos inspire you to take a trip …

Christmas

Top ten tips on showing an elderly relative around Paris

When Australian journalist Alison Whisson, who has been living in and around Paris for three years, found out that her 86-year-old grandmother was …

France

For Sale: Gorgeous Apartment in the Marais District | Paris Property

Just across from the mythic Carreau du temple in the Marais district, this property has recently been renovated by a designer architect, with an open …

Real Estate

Actresses to Protest Harassment in Hollywood by Wearing Black to the Golden Globes

The red carpet will be all-black at the 2018 Golden Globes.<p>Multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE that many major actresses — including presenters and …

Award Shows

The Forgotten Houdini

<i>K</i>nown as the “Monarch of Manacles,” Harry Houdini’s younger brother Theo “Dash” Hardeen, was also once a famous magician and escapist artist, but …

France

The pastry chef who wants you to see the very best of Parisian desserts (and shoes)

In a world full of indulgence, the food and fashion of Paris stand out for their luxuriousness. But only the most decadent of these items fall under …

France

Paris welcomes cultural initiative Operation Panda

Paris welcomes cultural initiative Operation Panda<p>Photo taken on Dec. 13, 2017 shows the panda art work created by French contemporary artist Richard …

France

What's on this week: 15-21 December

In Wallonia and Brussels, the shortest day of the year is all about short movies. Le Jour Le Plus Court sees short films screened at Le PointCulture …

Belgium

Four children dead after train collides with school bus in France

<b>BREAKING UPDATE: French Interior Ministry says collision of train and school bus leaves 4 children dead; 19 injured, 7 seriously. (earlier story</b> …

France

Paris pledges ban on wild animals in circuses

PARIS - The city of Paris on Wednesday pledged to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, in a move welcomed as a "small step forward" by animal …

News (South Africa)

Winter in Paris: Best Places To Sneak A Kiss, And Other Tips On How To 'Go Local'

Mythical kisses on the Pont des Arts. Kisses in all languages in front of the <i>I Love You</i> monument at Place des Abbesses. Immortal kisses next to the graves of Heloise and Abelard (Romeo and Juliette of the XII century) in the Père Lachaise cemetery. Gothic kisses, and kisses on rooftops. In short, …

France

The Fascinating Abandoned Island You've Never Heard Of

©Friends of McNabs Island Society<p><i>O</i>n a recent trip to Nova Scotia, Canada to investigate the cemetery where many of the victims of the Titanic were …

France

Mavrommatis, Astier Grill, Villa Corse, L’Elan 9: Paris Restaurants

<i>Tried and tested, here are some addresses that we recommend during the festive season in the City of Light.</i><p><i>“What I say is that, if a fellow really</i> …

Restaurants

There's a Million Reasons to go to Paris, But This Round Trip Flight For Just $377 is the Best One!

There’s something about Paris. When I first went to Europe, there was no other place I was more excited about going to than Paris. It’s got a dreamy …

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower lit up with vegetable oil

Paris monuments including the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur were lit up in blue and green for the end of the Paris climate summit on Tuesday (December 12).<p>The illuminations -- powered by electricity generated from vegetable oil in a nod to clean power -- marked the end of the summit of world …

Eiffel Tower

The Parisian Cabinet of Curiosities Loved by Wes Anderson

Far more than simply an extraordinary taxidermy boutique, Deyrolle has built an unparalleled reputation for championing art, nature and education …

France