Notre-Dame de Paris Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before

With an average of 35,000 people passing through her doors every day, Notre-Dame de Paris is one of Europe’s most visited monuments. The landmark cathedral on the Île de la Cité, which survived the...

What the FIAC? The Contemporary Art World Meets in Paris

Each year in October the smart set and the who's who of the art world answer the unmissable call of the Foire International d'Art Contemporaine, known as FIAC, in Paris. What happens in FIAC...
jewellery craftsman Didier Guillemain

Parisian Walkways: Passage du Grand-Cerf

“Come, lovers of Paris, come to Passage Brady all filled with furs, to Passage du Grand-Cerf dressed in its delicate lace of ironwork, to Passage Sainte-Anne, whose guardian is a cat, to Passage du...
Merci boutique

Fashion’s Final Frontier in the Haut Marais of Paris

Seven years ago, when Paris’s queen of concept stores, Merci, pioneered in the nether regions of the Marais, the term “haut Marais” barely existed. In contrast to the neighbourhood’s boutique and tourist-crammed midriff, the rabbit warren of tiny streets in...

Parisian Walkways: Rue de Lévis in the 17th Arrondissement

On a brisk Sunday morning last autumn, the fruit and vegetable stand at the corner of the Rue de Lévis and the Rue de la Terrasse, near the Villiers Métro in the 17th arrondissement,...

Restaurant Reviews: Porte 12 in Paris

The restaurant scene in Paris has never been more cosmopolitan than it is today, since the French capital continues to attract large numbers of foreign chefs who are eager to test their talents on...

Voulez-vous jouer au tennis?

If you really enjoy tennis, pack your racquet for your next flight to Paris.
Forever Paris, Keystone Press Agency

Book Reviews: Forever Paris by the Keystone Press Agency

Highly recommended. An evocative collection of images by snappers from the Keystone Agency, founded by Bert Garai after World War I. Depicting Parisians at work, rest and play from the 1930s to the late 1960s, it provides...
Georges Simenon with wife Tigy, Josephine Baker

Georges Simenon’s Paris: Following in the Footsteps of his Fictional Sleuth, Jules Maigret

No wonder Georges Simenon set most of the Maigret stories in Paris – 63 out of 75 of them in fact. Because Paris is a compact city, it provides an unrivalled stage for crime...

A Pilgrimage to Café Sélect in Montparnasse

During my Paris stay, a visit to Le Café Sélect was high on my to do list after reading Paris Café: The Sélect Crowd by Noël Riley Fitch. The accompanying drawings by Rick Tulka...