Le Récamier: A Must for Soufflés in Paris

Soufflé lovers – look no further. Throw away your pans and fly to Paris. At Le Récamier-- a chic, upscale bistro located on a pedestrian side street in the heart of St. Germain-- chef/owner...

Reviewed: Restaurant Alan Geaam in Paris

The story of Paris chef Alan Geaam’s life would have all the makings of the plot of a Graham Greene novel, except for the fact that it’s had such a sunny happy denouement. The...

Francophile Favourites: An Interview with Writer Marilyn Brouwer

Last week, when I was in Paris, I spoke to Philippe Lobjois for the first time in 48 years. He was one of the two brothers I looked after as an au pair almost...

Hockney Makes a Splash in Paris

After more than 50 years, David Hockney not only shows little inclination to slow down, but he continues to push the limits of artistic creation. In his own words, “What else can you do?...

Read the Signs: Boulevard Diderot in Paris

One of the capital’s main arteries, the Boulevard Diderot connects Place de la Nation to the Gare de Lyon. But what did its namesake do to deserve such an honour? In fact, you’re likely...

Fashion Innovation: The “Made in Paris” Trend in the Capital

‘Made in Paris’ labels and eclectic concept stores are shaking up the fashion-forward French capital. Jennifer Ladonne goes on a shopping spree... ISAAC REINA Hurrying through the maze of streets at the border of the 3rd...

Art and Culture: 5 Great Shows to See Now in the Paris Region

125 of National Geographic National Geographic is blowing 125 candles this year with a milestone exhibition at the Jardin de Plantes in Paris. When in 1888, a small group of adventurers, scientists and explorers set out...

Restaurant Reviews: Fichon in Paris

Montmartre may be one of the most charming neighbourhoods in Paris, but it’s not always an easy place to find a good, affordable meal, especially around the tourist-heavy Place du Tertre. Walk a few...

Into the Mix: A Guide to Cocktail Bars in Paris

Slow to embrace any trend not of its own making, Paris was a bit behind other major cities to jump onto the cocktail craze. But fuelled by an enthusiastic expat community and an eagerness to strut its stuff, the capital...

Gourmet Trail in Paris: Brewers’ Fayre

Of late, you cannot venture into the bowels of the capital without stumbling smack bang into a new microbrewery. Just follow the tell-tale whiffs of smoky hops and you can be sure to find a hipster-type...