Deux Cafés, S’il Vous Plaît: Les Deux Magots & Café de Flore in Paris

Still popular with celebrities, a century ago Les Deux Magots and the Café de Flore were the haunts of some of the greatest thinkers of their day "If you are lucky enough to have lived...

Book Reviews: Paris, Portrait of a City

Ever since Daguerre snapped the very first photograph on the banks of the Seine, the City of Light’s intrinsic nostalgia and timeless glamour have cast their spell on generations of shutterbugs. A repository of...

Read the Signs: Boulevard Haussmann in Paris

The Boulevard Haussmann is the beating heart of Parisian shopping, but who is the man behind the name of this prestigious address? Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann is responsible for much of the transformation of Paris from...

My Life in Paris: A Passion for Fashion

With her gold faux-fur sleeves and sleek bobbed fringe, Theadora hits Paris Fashion Week... Amid the pop, pop, pop of the paparazzi’s cameras, I exit the Junko Shimada fashion show at the Palais de Tokyo,...

Recipe for Disaster: Exclusive Interview with David Lebovitz

American food writer David Lebovitz tells Marion Sauvebois about his experience buying a Parisian fixer-upper in the 11th and going head-to-head with the builder from hell... If David Lebovitz hears “Pas de problème” one more...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Poncelet and its Fine Open-Air Market

Hidden away in western Paris, rue Poncelet is home to one of the capital's best open-air markets. Jeffrey T Iverson met its merchants and sampled its delights For many lovers of the City of Light...

Magic Moments in Paris: Daisy de Plume, Founder of THATMuse

Treasure hunt organiser Daisy de Plume recalls a short but magical jaunt with her son Strangely, my Paris magic moment was in fact really just a mundane work chore in the 8th arrondissement. At the...

Where to Eat in Paris : Restaurant Eels in the 10th Arrondissement

The 10th arrondissement is an old working-class district in the heart of Paris that’s bisected by the deliciously moody and melancholic Canal Saint-Martin and is also the location of two of the city’s busiest...

My Life in Paris: Montmartre, Movies and Machine Guns

From film props to gun-toting soldiers, Montmartre is full of surprises... The sky is electric blue and the air is chilly. Propped up against a rock wall near Brassaï’s 285 steps on rue Foyatier, I...

Book Reviews: Paris Through A Fashion Eye by Megan Hess

Armed with her trusty Mont Blanc, Monty, Megan Hess has captured the ephemeral sheen of the world’s most exclusive fashion districts, sketched for countless luxury labels and immortalised their lavish confections. Fresh from coaxing...