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The Timeless Charms of Normandy: What’s New in 2021

With its long sandy beaches, lush interior and rich history, Normandy has always offered an idyllic French fix. But this year, Gillian Thornton finds plenty of new reasons to visit too. Cruise into Caen-Ouistreham with...
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American Friends Musée d’Orsay to Toast its 10th Anniversary

The American Friends Musée d’Orsay (AFMO) is a U.S. non-profit organisation initiated by American citizens who recognised the contribution made by the Musée d’Orsay to American museums and to the American public. In 2008, motivated...
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Coco Chanel, The Life and Times of an Icon

In the first of this two-part series, Chloe Govan explores Coco Chanel’s journey from an orphanage childhood of abject poverty to the founder of a classic, multimillion-euro fashion brand. From a poorhouse in Saumur, to...
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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...
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Save the Date: The 2021 American Library in Paris Gala

On September 23rd, 2021, for the first time in over a year, the American Library in Paris will hold an in-person event, their annual Gala Dinner. This event is the Library’s most important fundraiser...
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Canal Barge Cruises: A Uniquely Intimate Way to Explore France

Canal Cruising is a great way to visit some of the quieter corners of France. Accommodating a maximum of 22 passengers, these intimate barges have a private feel. Sail by picturesque landscapes, exploring fascinating...
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The French Adventures of James Bond

While the world awaits the new James Bond movie 'No Time To Die', Chloe Govan follows in the glamorous footsteps of 007 and his escapades across France. When the new Bond film was titled No...
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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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Art in Paris: Paul Signac at the Musée Jacquemart-André

An innovative artist, when Paul Signac lifted his brush he opened the way for his contemporaries and a new generation of artists such as the Fauves, the Futurists and the abstract painters. In a rare...
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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...