Berthe Morisot and Édouard Manet: Painters in Paris

Berthe Morisot, one of the great Impressionists, was also the muse of Édouard Manet. The two may even have been in love – at least until she married his brother. Hazel Smith investigates. At a...

Restaurant Reviews: La Poule au Pot in Paris

In 1935, when La Poule au Pot opened in a side street near Les Halles, the French capital’s main food market, a vast, heaving complex of glass-and-cast-iron pavilions, was just down the street (it...

Read the Signs: Rue des Martyrs in Paris

What's the story behind this street, the path taken by a beheaded saint? Running from Pigalle’s Église Notre-Dame-de-Lorette up to the Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre, the rue des Martyrs is rumoured to have taken its name...

Naughty and Nice: 10 Picks for Christmas Shopping in Paris

From France’s best beauty secrets and beetles that gleam like jewels to the sweetest bonbons and mustard on tap, Lindsey Johnstone finds there’s nowhere better than Paris to fill that Christmas stocking with some...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Sainte-Marthe, a Thriving Corner of the 10th

Along the main thoroughfare of a 19th-century working-class development Jeffrey T Iverson discovers a quiet corner of the 10th that is attracting a new breed of entrepreneur... Back in 2011, the Naples-born chef Roberto Rispoli,...

My winter in Paris: 4, 3, 2, 1… Enjoy!

Lights! Shopping! Museums! Action! Winter is a wonderful time to enjoy Paris, especially now that the Paris Region Pass allows you to combine all your unlimited travel and cultural visits in one convenient, credit...

Japonismes 2018: A Japanese Cultural Celebration in Paris

An unexpected treat awaits visitors to Paris this year as France marks 160 years of diplomatic relations with Japan with a sweeping celebration of the rich diversity of Japanese art. The cultural handshake known...

Parisian Walkways: Cour du Commerce Saint-André in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

This oasis of calm off the boulevard Saint-Germain hasn’t always been so refined and urbane. Jeffrey T Iverson discovers the dark past of a truly historic Parisian passageway... Generally speaking, the old business maxim of...

Read the Signs: Rue Marie-Stuart in Paris

How a street lost its ribald name (perhaps...) According to the story... One day Mary Queen of Scots asked an innocent question. Following her all-too-brief marriage to Francis II, the Dauphin of France, the teenage...

5 Must-See Exhibitions in Paris this Autumn

Caravaggio’s Roman Period Devoted to the tumultuous Roman years of the leading figure of early 17th-century Italian painting, nine masterpieces by Caravaggio will be brought together for this unique event at the Musée Jacquemart-André. Until January...