Empreinte

Made in France: Shopping for French Artisanal Products in Paris

Made in France: three small words that pack a big punch. Whether attached to a wheel of cheese, a handbag, or an evening gown, the label conjures a world of taste, elegance and art...

Restaurant Reviews: Terminus Nord in Paris

In the midst of a very good recent lunch at this long-running brasserie with a recently refreshed but charming 1925 vintage art deco interior, I thought, ‘this must be one of the most reliable...
Rue de la Villette

Parisian Walkways: Rue de la Villette in the 19th Arrondissement

This Parisian thoroughfare is being gentrified, but the change is towards craftsmanship rather than commercialism. Jeffrey T Iverson enters the ‘gateway to Bobo-Village’ Over the last couple decades in Paris, the hilltop neighbourhoods of Le...
Marché Biron

Marché Biron: Shopping the Legendary Puces de Saint-Ouen outside Paris

“What you can’t touch in Versailles… you can get in Biron.” A beautiful Saturday morning in July and Chez Arnaud is packed with regulars savouring cups of coffee at the entrance to the Marché Biron....

Read the Signs: Rue des Dames in Paris

The convivial Parisian street with many stories to tell Word has it, it's the place to be when the clock strikes aperitif o'clock. Rue des Dames, in the Batignolles district, stretches from Avenue de Clichy...
Julien Boscus, Origines, Paris

Restaurant Reviews: Origines in Paris

The 8th arrondissement is popular with visitors to Paris because of its boutiques, museums and many hotels, but high rents make it a rarely chosen location for a young chef going out on his...
Pavyllon, Paris sushi restuarant

Restaurant Reviews: Pavyllon in Paris

Musing on the future of French haute cuisine, Michelin three-star chef Yannick Alléno decided he wanted to make his cooking accessible to a broader audience. “I wanted to create a restaurant that was convivial...
Le Bristol Paris

Full of Cocoa Beans: Le Bristol Paris

Le Bristol Paris will reopen on September 1 with a new garden and new suites. In the meantime, Nicola Leigh Stewart is dreaming of the artisanal chocolate factory... An Artisan at Heart After unveiling Éric Fréchon’s...

10 Great Movies Set in Paris

Paris has long attracted filmmakers and why not? The beauty of Paris makes any movie better! And when you add in glamorous movie stars like Audrey Hepburn and Alain Delon back in the 1960s...
Hôtel Lutetia

Elevation to Palace Status

Two recently restored historic hotels – both recipients of the coveted Palace distinction – exemplify their neighbourhoods on opposite sides of the Seine and hold unique places in Parisian hearts and history, writes Jennifer...