Cafe de la Paix

Retail Therapy: How Would You Spend €1,000 in Paris?

Pirouetting straight to the point, I’ve always dreamed of becoming a prima donna in a bigwig corps de ballet (not said in a Zelda Fitzgerald sort of way!). So I’ve choreographed a decadent day...
Medieval events in Provins

Medieval Magic in Provins

Sitting on a bench beneath the towering ramparts of Provins, I can easily imagine I’m back in the Middle Ages. Gentlemen on horseback are showing off their falconry skills to ladies in flowing gowns, their hawks skimming over our heads...
vintage shop Paris

My Life in Paris: A Herbalist Remedy

Rain starts spattering the pavement in Place de Clichy as I arrive, sans parapluie, panting from the mad dash down the hill from Montmartre-Abbesses. I rap-a-tap-tap not so gently on the locked mustard-coloured door, desperately seeking a divine...

City Buzz: Theatre in Paris Now Accessible for English-Speakers

An excellent new English surtitling service for theatre performances like "Cyrano de Bergerac."

Le Bal Populaire: The Revival of Traditional Neighbourhood Dances in Paris

Partake in a fabulously Parisian nightlife tradition.

Painting the Town Rouge

The Moulin Rouge has been providing a glittering extravaganza of feathers, rhinestones and scarcely-clad showgirls since 1889.
Singin in the Rain, théâtre du Châtelet

From Mickey Mouse to Modern Musicals: Interview with Jean-Luc Choplin

Jean-Luc Choplin still remembers the day in 2003 he learned that the directorship of the Théâtre du Châtelet was soon to become vacant. An old friend happened to be on the theatre’s board and thought Choplin would be perfect...

Interview with French Ballet Star Yannick Lebrun

In French, it is called: Je ne sais quoi. In English, it is called: The “It” Factor. Regardless of language and phrasing, French Guiana native and star dancer Yannick Lebrun has it. He’s got that...

Phantoms of the Opera

Ghosts in the vaults of the Paris Opera.
Romeo and Juliette in Paris

Romeo and Juliet at the Opéra Bastille

“In fair Verona, where we lay our scene...” William Shakespeare’s legendary tale of star-crossed lovers will be transported to the French capital this spring. Romeo and Juliet, one of the Bard’s most performed plays, was...