The Sweet Life in Paris: A New Generation of Pâtisseries

Ever since Pierre Hermé’s audacious flavour pairings ushered in a new era in French desserts, Paris has proved fertile ground for a new generation of creative pastry chefs eager to make their mark. The Paris-based...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Véron, A Quieter Part of Montmartre

Back in 1929, Édith Piaf was still known as Édith Giovanna Gassion. Then 14 years old, the future chanteuse spent her days following her father around France with his touring acrobatic act. But La...

City Breaks in France: Lille

Lille, in many ways, is reminiscent of Paris. Yet, unsurprisingly, given its location in the far north of France, it has a good dash of Flemish influence. Some of its distinctive architecture is really...

Book Reviews: A Parisian Cabinet of Curiosities, Deyrolle

Deyrolle’s stuffed menagerie of towering giraffes, menacing wildcats and speckled butterflies has enticed and intrigued connoisseurs and rubberneckers for 185 years. Founded by Jean-Baptiste Deyrolle, a well-known entomologist, Paris’s natural history emporium has become...

My Life in Paris: Flying Frenchman

Barbie sent me, is what I tell the sales associate in accessories at Galeries Lafayette. Searching for the perfect headpiece for a fundraiser gala, I consider each confection by Alexandre de Paris – the...

Exploring Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Where James Baldwin Took Refuge in Provence

With Jules B. Farber’s book about US writer James Baldwin’s exile in Saint-Paul-de-Vence recently published, Justin Postlethwaite reflects on the Provence village’s enduring appeal for artists On a sultry summer’s morning, 10am on a Saturday...

Christmas Must-Haves: Artisanal Leather Goods by Verbreuil Paris

Looking for the perfect holiday gift that’s “Made in France”? Verbreuil Paris is a maison of haute maroquinerie specialising in high-end leather. Each Verbreuil piece has been entirely hand-made by some of the country’s...

Book Reviews: Chaumet, Parisian Jeweler Since 1780

A symbol of Parisian elegance since its inception in 1780, Chaumet’s opulent jewels, romantic tiaras and intricate sautoirs not only graced the mighty pate – and décolletage – of royals but shaped the exclusive...

Our Guide to Top Christmas Markets in France 2017

Sparkling lights, dazzling decorations, traditional delicacies (bredele biscuits, anyone?), the scent of roasting chestnuts and hot mulled wine wafting through the air... There's a reason so many travellers flock to France for the yuletide season....

Parisian Walkways: The Rebirth of the Le Viaduc des Arts in the 12th Arrondissement

For more than a century, one of the main arteries feeding the heart of the French capital was a train line that arrived from east of Paris and reached its terminus at Place de...