Le Dernier Mot: That Which We Call a Rose…

What’s in a nickname? Kristin Espinasse was hoping hers would be something cool(er)! When I moved to France as a young woman from Arizona, my boyfriend introduced me to all his amis (and amies). I...

A Guide to Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, the Famous Flea Market

The famous flea market at the capital’s northern edge may not be the bargain hunter’s dream of yore, but antique lovers, vintage buffs and flâneurs looking for a little piece of Paris rarely leave...

Top of the Glass: A Variety of Wine Glasses in France

There are almost as many types of wine glasses in France as there are wine regions. However, are they all necessary to enjoy your wines? Fortunately not, according to most experts. “Years of research have...

New Things to See and Do in Paris

However often you visit, there is always something new going on in the City of Light Related articles: The Best of the New in Paris 12 Fashionable Cocktail Bars in Paris SHOPPING Centre Commercial, Rue Madame Riding on the...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Saint-Paul in the Marais District

While the Marais continues to develop and its ever-rising rents become increasingly unaffordable, Jeffrey T Iverson slips onto a street where independents still thrive Ever since the 9th century, when the Abbaye de Sainte-Opportune first...

12 Fashionable Cocktail Bars in Paris

The most up-to-date hangouts in Paris’s constantly changing cocktail scene Related article: The Best of the New in Paris LES AMBASSADEURS, HÔTEL DE CRILLON Soaring gilded and frescoed 18th-century walls and ceilings and a sumptuous décor make...

Le Dernier Mot: France Isn’t All That Bad!

Kristin Espinasse gets to the bottom of her daughter’s change of heart about La Belle France On the last day of our two-week holiday to the US, we huddled around the breakfast table in my...

Life in France: A Pizza Vending Machine in the Countryside

I don’t remember the exact moment that my husband and I decided that we should leave Australia with our three young children and try out France for a year, but I have no difficulty...

My Life in Paris: Pet Peeves Laid to Rest

Theadora traces the footsteps of a remarkable feminist who also championed pets’ rights After getting all Balzac from too much coffee, I begin to picture the scene. From my bench in the Jardin des Tuileries,...

Market Day in L’Isle sur la Sorgue: The Stuff Center of the World

Ever stop in front of a real estate office and fantasize about living in a foreign place? Best-selling author Mary-Lou Weisman and her husband dare to act on their dream of international living by...