Notre Dame Celebrates a Birthday
850 Candles and Nine New Bells.
The building of Notre Dame was above all a political act, supported by the monarchy. The new cathedral symbolized the shift of spiritual authority to Paris, the king’s chosen capital.
Paris by the Book
A walk through the city's resplendent historic libraries
Far removed from Saint Germain des Prés and the Champs-Elysées, the Quartier Mouzaïa in the far 19th arrondissement is a country-village enclave straight out of a storybook
Where the Bobos Are...
Paris's bobos—bourgeois bohèmes—are converting rundown neighborhoods into leafy, colorful havens.
Painting the Town Rouge
The Moulin Rouge has been providing a glittering extravaganza of feathers, rhinestones and scarcely-clad showgirls since 1889.
Voulez-vous jouer au tennis?
If you really enjoy tennis, pack your racquet for your next flight to Paris.
In Search of Monsieur Proust
The Paris of Marcel Proust is a lovely, leafy neighborhood on the Right Bank, completed during the Belle Epoque.
The Angel of the Rue de Turbigo
A colossal, smiling angel surveys the human comedy of Paris unfolding at its feet.
Père Lachaise: Not Your Usual Burial Ground
A must-see cemetery? The idea may seem odd. But this is not your usual burial ground.
Paris was pushed to construct its first Métro line by the World’s Fair of 1900 and the Olympics held that same year.
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