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...

Paris Concerts: Homage to Sidney Bechet

The iconic music hall with host a special tribute to the jazz legend.

Read the Signs: Boulevard Haussmann in Paris

The Boulevard Haussmann is the beating heart of Parisian shopping, but who is the man behind the name of this prestigious address? Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann is responsible for much of the transformation of Paris from...

Ten Terrific Paris Bistrots

The enduring love of old-fashioned, traditional Paris bistrots is a delicious rebuke to a novelty-oriented and media-driven international food culture that's increasingly dominated by the hearsay of the internet.

Reviewed: Hotel California near the Champs-Élysées, Paris

The four-star Hotel California was built in 1925 and is situated a few minutes walk from the luxury boutiques of the Champs-Élysées on the rue de Berri. The metro station George V on Line...

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...

Harry and Caresse Crosby, the Lost Generation’s Golden Expatriate Couple

They published some of the greatest literary giants of 1920s Paris, held riotous parties, smoked opium and flouted just about every convention of society during the eight years of their open marriage. They travelled...
The Conquest of the Air

The Conquest of the Air at the Grand Palais

Take off to the Grand Palais which stages The Conquest of the Air, a brand new,high-tech spectacle dedicated to flight. It’s a return to the monumental venue’s roots because a century ago it hosted the...

Restaurant Reviews: Apicius in Paris

Retooling an established restaurant with a crowd of devoted regulars is a challenge for any restaurateur, but this was especially true when it came to Apicius, a favourite power table of corporate and political...

Parisian Walkways: Rue de la Folie Méricourt

This ancient Parisian faubourg was at the heart of the City of Light’s metalworking industry during the early to mid 19th century, but today there’s barely a hint of the neighbourhood’s industrial past. Nestled...