Book Reviews: Paris Postcards by Guy Thomas Hibbert

Your eyes don’t deceive you: our fearless leader, France Today editor-in-chief Guy (Thomas) Hibbert, has gone and penned his very first short story collection, Paris Postcards. So that’s what the out-of-office was all about......

Animal Kingdom: Deyrolle and Taxidermy Shops in Paris

Deyrolle may be the reigning queen of taxidermy, but it’s not the only place to discover a glorious array of preserved wildlife in Paris, says Jennifer Ladonne Anyone who’s been to Deyrolle, Paris’s great cabinet...

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...

My Life in Paris: Blooming Lovely!

Flower power drives Theadora to find some truly unusual receptacles for her floral displays When now? Who now? Kirsten Dunst, that’s who! And just like that, my musician friend Sandrine crushes our final round of...

Paris Restaurants: Bistrot Benoit Au Louvre

The newest branch of Benoit – the venerable 1912 bistro on the rue Saint-Martin on the eastern edge of the Marais that was once one of my favourite restaurants – is good news in...

Nanny State: History of the Morvan’s Nourrices

Guy Hibbert delves into the Morvan’s little-known past as a breeding ground for nourrices... If you were a well-heeled Parisian lady in the 18th or 19th century, the last thing you needed to spoil the...

Restaurants in Paris: Baieta by Chef Julia Sedefdjian on the Left Bank

In Paris, the restaurant everyone is talking about is Baieta, chef Julia Sedefdjian’s new table in the Latin Quarter. What’s made this charming place such a hit since it opened several months ago is...

Unmissable Autumn Exhibits in Paris

Impressionists in London ‘Impressionists in London, Artists in Exile 1870-1904’ at the Petit Palais charts the stories of the French artists – among them Tissot, Daubigny, Pissarro, Monet and Sisley – who sought refuge in...

Marie-Antoinette’s Secret Versailles Hideaway (Re)opens its Doors

Left to rack and ruin for the best part of two centuries, the Maison de la Reine, Marie Antoinette’s country retreat on the fringes of the Château de Versailles, has finally been restored to...

Divine Restoration: Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Oldest Church in Paris

Halfway through a major five-year restoration, the Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés – the oldest church in Paris – is emerging phoenix-like from its time-worn gloom. Jennifer Ladonne investigates No neighbourhood in Paris captures the imagination like Saint-Germain-des-Prés....