My Life in Paris: For the Love of Cheese

Leaky pens and gourmet fromage don’t always make good bagfellows, as Theadora discovers... Surrounded by whispers, giggles and baby whimpers, I am eyeballing the handbags showcased in tall LED-lit cubbyholes, deep down in the basement...

The Naïve Grand Masters at Musée Maillol in Paris

The Maillol Museum welcomes more than 100 works from the world of the so-called “naïve artists”. Also called “modern primitives” by the art collector and critic Wilhelm Uhde (1874-1947), one of their fervent defenders,...

Party Like It’s 1889: Ring in the New Year in Paris

Ring in the New Year – and join in the 130th birthday celebrations – at the Moulin Rouge While Anglo-Saxons opt for good old panto, come Christmastime the French hotfoot it to the Moulin Rouge...

Dining in Paris: Brasserie Bellanger in the 10th

One of the most exciting restaurant trends in Paris right now is the revival of the affordable-dining scene. If, for many years, the low-cost end of the spectrum has been drifting towards an ever-greater...

Suzanne Valadon: Artist and Muse of Montmartre

A muse for the artists of Montmartre and a pioneer for female painters – and single mothers – around the world, she rose from humble beginnings to achieve fame and fortune. Hazel Smith traces...

Dining in Paris: Le Sergent Recruteur on the Île Saint-Louis

Surrounded by the Seine, and a discrete, intimate, slightly mysterious place, the Île Saint-Louis is one of the most charming neighbourhoods of Paris. For years it also had one of the city’s most fashionable...

My Life in Paris: Girl Racer

Pizzas and hellish bus rides with a side of racing history... it's all in a day's work for columnist Theadora Brack I can do anything! I tell myself, as I pound the trottoir juggling two...

American Friends Musée d’Orsay Celebrates 2019 Gala in Paris

American Friends Musée d’Orsay (AFMO) once again showcased the beauty and grandeur of Paris at this year’s spectacular long weekend Gala entitled “A Weekend in Paris.” From Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, October 20,...

Book Review: The Little(r) Museums of Paris by Emma Jacobs

There’s more to Paris than the Louvre and co. Just ask illustrator extraordinaire-cum-treasure-hunter Emma Jacobs, who spent months nosing round the City of Light’s weird, wonderful and decidedly niche institutions – from the surreal...

Oeuf Mayonnaise: All It’s Cracked up to Be

A staple of Parisian bistros and star of lunch counters the nation over, it's hard to imagine the ubiquitous œuf mayonnaise was once at risk of eggstinction. Yet, 30 years ago, it seemed the humble...