What’s on in Paris: Mistinguett, the Musical

A new musical at the Casino de Paris follows the life of the legendary Jazz Age star.
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...

Great Destinations: Île-de-France, Haunt of Kings and Artists

There is more to Île-de-France than just Paris. Proud Francilienne Marion Sauvebois ventures out of the capital to discover the picturesque villages that charmed the Impressionists, before going château-hopping and hitting the dance floor...

Opéra de Paris: Madame Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini considered Madame Butterfly his most “sincere” and “expressive” work, and it was one which he never tired of listening to. This much-loved classic of the operatic repertoire returns to Paris’s Opéra Bastille for...
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...

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...

300 Years of the Paris Opera Ballet

Louis XIV founded the École de Danse de l’Opéra National de Paris in 1713, to establish and preserve the rules of dance. It is a weighty task to mount a presentation to reflect its...

Valentine’s Day at the Moulin Rouge

Even before the Moulin Rouge’s theatre lights are dimmed and the curtain is raised, you know you’ve set foot in a maison drenched in history, a Parisian icon. The world-famous cabaret’s current show, Féerie,...

My Life in Paris: Because She Cancan

Theadora Brack whips out her feather boa and shimmies off to the Moulin Rouge By now I know the drill. After presenting my press credentials, the security bouncers spin me down the Moulin Rouge’s red-carpeted...
An Erté 'costume collectif'

From Fashion to Movies: Erté & the History of Art Deco in Paris

The world’s first Art Déco building was the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées built in Paris prior to the First World War. Between the two wars, the style was popularized by designers and artists who used...