My Life in Paris: Going Down in Style

After a close call, Theadora Brack goes the shelter-chic route and plumps for trendy bolsters I'm at Fran’s place, watching her cat while she’s away, and have just settled in for the evening when the...

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...

Notre-Dame Cathedral: What a Difference a Day Makes

Following the devastating fire at Notre-Dame, France Today contributor Caroline Harrap recalls her visit to the cathedral just the evening before – when she paused to enjoy the picturesque view through the spring blossom What...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Sainte-Anne

Just west of the Palais Royal, stretching northwards from the 1st arrondissement into the 2nd, Jeffrey T Iverson discovers a street where globalisation has a positively benign face... Critics such as the historian Andrew Hussey,...

Words and Photos for a Devastated Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

A devastating fire broke out in Notre-Dame cathedral on Monday night, and the world watched in horror as this iconic city monument burned. Thankfully Paris's brave firefighters were able to extinguish the flames late...

Read the Signs: Rue Cler in Paris

An epicurean street and a soldier’s demise This bustling street in the swish Gros-Caillou neighbourhood of the 7th arrondissement is one of the best foodie streets in Paris. Celebrated American cook and author Julia Child...

Paris Restaurants: Astair in the Passage des Panoramas

The Passage des Panoramas, a covered arcade that opened in 1799 in the heart of Paris, was fashionable for a generation, then became the locale of stationers, printers and stamp merchants. Recently, these businesses...

To the Moon and Back at the Grand Palais in Paris

Fifty years since man first set foot on the moon, The Grand Palais will celebrate the milestone with a bumper exhibition, exploring our enduring fascination with the celestial body. Divided into five distinct sections, it...

La Condesa Restaurant in Paris: An Invitation to Travel

Recently awarded a Michelin star, La Condesa, an intimate restaurant in Paris’s 9th arrondissement, is a true gem. Opened two years ago, La Condesa is named after the neighbourhood in Mexico City where Chef/Owner...

Discover Parapharmacie Monge, the Parisian Cosmetics Temple

High on the shopping lists of travellers to Paris? The fabulous French cosmetics, creams and perfumes that the country is famous for. In fact, many expats living in Paris get lists from international friends...