The Treachery of Images: Magritte in Paris

Apples, bowler hats, umbrellas, and a famous non-pipe. The comprehensive retrospective of René Magritte’s work at the Centre Pompidou not only immerses us into his puzzling visual code but also into the mind of Magritte the...

A Piece of History Reborn

In its heyday, the magnificent Hôtel Le Provençal was the toast of the Côte d'Azur. The huge hotel's stunning Art Deco architecture, along with its perfect location overlooking the Mediterranean, was a magnet for...

Make Music New York: Fête de la Musique | Chanson Française

Sunday, June 21, 2009Central Park: SummerStage830 Fifth AveNew York, NY(212) 360-2756More InformationSummerStage joins the global Francophone community in celebrating chanson française (French song) with a line up representing the diversity of French contemporary music....

Sonia Celebrates

In 2008, designer Sonia Rykiel celebrated the 40th anniversary of her fashion label, launched in a small boutique in Saint Germain des Prés in 1968. Honoring the occasion, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is...

La Grande Verrière

Christian Ghion has been busy in the Bois de Boulogne, revamping the glass-walled Grand Pavillon of the Jardin d’Acclimatation, an upmarket children’s playground, into La Grande Verrière restaurant. Offering both adult and kid-friendly menus overseen by...

Sentou

These days, 1950s fever—in living color—is sweeping into both Gallic furniture and fashion. On the Sentou stand at the Maison&Objet trade fair, a quirky presentation highlighted Fifties-style sofas and armchairs like the Coogee, in hot...

High-Profile Hijinks

The current scandale du jour will keep Gallic tongues wagging for a long, long time.

Get the Picture

A barrage of photos confronts most of us daily, but few are as memorable as a Studio Harcourt close-up. You know the image: the face of a star is captured in sharp-contrast black and...

Noël

You don’t have to be outfitting a palace or a yacht to shop at Noël, but almost nowhere else will you find the kind of custom-made embroidered linens that are the final word in...

Design Now

Budding talents and hip concepts at design events in Paris, and an upcoming tribute to the Bouroullec brothers in Metz