Monumenta 2016: A Hulking Serpent Invades the Grand Palais in Paris

Monumenta is the largest ephemeral art event in Paris. Each year, for the span of a few weeks, an artist is charged with the daunting task of filling the 13,500 m2 of the nave...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Véron, A Quieter Part of Montmartre

Back in 1929, Édith Piaf was still known as Édith Giovanna Gassion. Then 14 years old, the future chanteuse spent her days following her father around France with his touring acrobatic act. But La...

Père Lachaise: Not Your Usual Burial Ground

It may not be everyone's pick of a Paris park, but Père Lachaise cemetery, located on a 108-acre spread on the eastern edge of Paris, is a fascinating walk through history. A must-see cemetery? The...

Book Reviews: Paris, Portrait of a City

Ever since Daguerre snapped the very first photograph on the banks of the Seine, the City of Light’s intrinsic nostalgia and timeless glamour have cast their spell on generations of shutterbugs. A repository of...

Rue des Ursins: An Overlay of New and Old on Ile de la Cité,...

This Ile de la Cité street is Paris old and Paris new, all jammed into a rue 113 meters long and four meters wide. Two blocks away from Notre Dame, Rue des Ursins is...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Poncelet and its Fine Open-Air Market

Hidden away in western Paris, rue Poncelet is home to one of the capital's best open-air markets. Jeffrey T Iverson met its merchants and sampled its delights For many lovers of the City of Light...

Paris Restaurants: Le Train Bleu in the Gare de Lyon

One of the most magnificent restaurants in the world has been bedevilling me ever since I first dared the walk through the doorway (with a rucksack!) for a coffee, when I was doing a...
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The Secret Museums of Paris

With its striking glass pyramid and corridors packed with goodies from antiquity and classical art, the Louvre will – or should – be familiar to anyone who’s been to Paris. So too will the Musée d’Orsay’s mind-blowing collection of Impressionist...
Edgar Degas, Danseuse assise se massant le pied [detail], 1881-1883 © Musée d'Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt

Art in Paris: Degas Danse Dessin at the Musée d’Orsay

On the centenary of the death of Edgar Degas, the Musée d’Orsay pays tribute to the master with a unique exhibition charting his 20-year friendship with writer, poet and thinker Paul Valéry. The carefully chosen...

Le Duc: An Excellent Seafood Restaurant in Paris

Few cities in the world are on par with Paris for anyone who loves seafood, since its best fish houses are supplied by artisans who ply the waters off both the country’s Atlantic and...