The Big Cheese: Exclusive Interview with Michel Roux Snr.

As his essential guide to cooking with cheese hits the stores, Michel Roux Sr. looks back on his lifelong love affair with the stinky...

Book Reviews: Paris Through A Fashion Eye by Megan Hess

Armed with her trusty Mont Blanc, Monty, Megan Hess has captured the ephemeral sheen of the world’s most exclusive fashion districts, sketched for countless...

Book Reviews: 30-Second Napoleon, The 50 Fundamentals of his Life, Strategies,...

Napoleon Bonaparte was a man on borrowed time. Every task and duty was expedited with military precision – and timing. He famously gobbled up...

Book Reviews: Paris in the Present Tense, A Novel

In the midst of what should be an effulgent time, 74-year-old Jules Lacour, a maître at the Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the Algerian war,...

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...

Book Reviews: Fashion and Versailles by Laurence Benaïm

The indisputable birthplace of fashion, Versailles’s runway was its exalted halls and antechambers. An unparalleled seat of power and seduction, it is within its...

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...

Book Reviews: The Streets of Paris by Susan Cahill

For centuries the City of Light has set the stage for a coterie of larger-than-life characters – from medieval lovers Héloïse and Abelard and...

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...

Book Reviews: Robert Doisneau, The Vogue Years

Robert Doisneau has become synonymous with fly-on-the-wall street scenes. The very whisper of the lauded photographer’s name is enough to conjure his iconic snapshot...