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Parisian Walkways: The Bouquinistes of Paris

Jeffrey T Iverson browses through Paris’s famous outdoor bookstalls to meet the ‘brave merchants of wit’ who have lined the banks of the Seine for hundreds of years. What is the most quintessential symbol of...
Ferme Garrabet

French Product Spotlight: Maison Berthe Guilhem

We have all heard of the Cleopatra-endorsed benefits of bathing in ass’s milk, but using goat’s milk as a base for soaps is less well known. Maison Berthe Guilhem, a family-run company in the...
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My Life in Paris: Shop Til You Drop

Theodora Brack goes wild for animal-print outfits in the irresistible online sales. In my defence, I was feeling a bit restless, intoxicated as I was by a bucket of coffee and the early morning news...
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Read the Signs: Rue des Lions in Paris

Once the king of the jungle roamed the Marais JUNGLE FEVER The rue des Lions is a short street in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, at the southern tip of the popular Marais district, edging towards...
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What the Nose Knows

The art of perfume-making is as complex and mysterious as the world of winemaking. Lanie Goodman sniffs out some of the best noses in the business to find out more about the world of...
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Parisian Walkways: Passage Verdeau in the 9th Arrondissement

Jeffrey T Iverson takes a stroll among the flâneurs in Passage Verdeau in the ninth arrondissement to discover a world of art and antiquities evocative of the Paris of Émile Zola. Stepping out of the...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Oberkampf in the 11th Arrondissement

Considered a case study for gentrification, this gourmet street in Paris’s 11th arrondissement is putting customers at the top of the menu. Jeffrey T Iverson samples the atmosphere... Oberkampf is just the name of another...
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Top Trips for Women in France

When considering where to go and what to do in France your choices add up to an embarrassment of riches. While France is one of the safer countries it’s important when planning a trip...
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Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Clement Street and Arguello Blvd

Sometimes the carrefours of France in San Francisco are a surprise. Hidden, subtle, with no historical French hints, but there is an esprit if one looks for the clues. The corner of Clement Street and...

Remote Paris Shopping: Tax-Free Goodies at Galeries Lafayette

The sales are in full swing in Paris, with exceptional discounts on designer goods and fashionable stock. The mark-downs can be as high as 70 percent! France historically holds two extensive sale periods a year...