Henri Matisse, La Blouse roumaine, 1940 at Centre Pompidou

‘Matisse, An Open Book’ at Centre Pompidou in Paris

Marking 151 years since the birth of Henri Matisse, the Centre Pompidou in Paris is paying homage with its flagship exhibition ‘Matisse, comme un roman’ (‘Matisse, like a novel’). More than 230 works and...
American Library Centennial Gala

American Library in Paris Centennial Gala

The American Library in Paris recently celebrated its Centennial Gala, an amazing testament to an institution that has withstood the test of time including two World Wars, the Depression, and now COVID-19. The American...

Great Canal Journey: A Trip through Paris on the Canal Saint-Martin

Sceptical at first, Marion Sauvebois finds the pot(s) of gold at the end of the rainbow on a cruise along the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris A bateau-mouche jolly on the Seine can feel a bit...

My Life in Paris: The Cat’s Whisker

Theadora considers the early influences on her 'you do you' mood board Startled by an elbow jab, I nearly drop my reporter’s notebook and swag bag. “They wish to take our photo,” the head-to-toe zebra...
Empreinte

Made in France: Shopping for French Artisanal Products in Paris

Made in France: three small words that pack a big punch. Whether attached to a wheel of cheese, a handbag, or an evening gown, the label conjures a world of taste, elegance and art...

Restaurant Reviews: Terminus Nord in Paris

In the midst of a very good recent lunch at this long-running brasserie with a recently refreshed but charming 1925 vintage art deco interior, I thought, ‘this must be one of the most reliable...
Rue de la Villette

Parisian Walkways: Rue de la Villette in the 19th Arrondissement

This Parisian thoroughfare is being gentrified, but the change is towards craftsmanship rather than commercialism. Jeffrey T Iverson enters the ‘gateway to Bobo-Village’ Over the last couple decades in Paris, the hilltop neighbourhoods of Le...
Marché Biron

Marché Biron: Shopping the Legendary Puces de Saint-Ouen outside Paris

“What you can’t touch in Versailles… you can get in Biron.” A beautiful Saturday morning in July and Chez Arnaud is packed with regulars savouring cups of coffee at the entrance to the Marché Biron....

Read the Signs: Rue des Dames in Paris

The convivial Parisian street with many stories to tell Word has it, it's the place to be when the clock strikes aperitif o'clock. Rue des Dames, in the Batignolles district, stretches from Avenue de Clichy...
Julien Boscus, Origines, Paris

Restaurant Reviews: Origines in Paris

The 8th arrondissement is popular with visitors to Paris because of its boutiques, museums and many hotels, but high rents make it a rarely chosen location for a young chef going out on his...