A Night in Versailles

I have two unpleasant memories of getting up at the crack of dawn in Paris. Both were to catch that early morning train to arrive at the Palace of Versailles by opening time. Sadly,...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Saint-Paul in the Marais District

While the Marais continues to develop and its ever-rising rents become increasingly unaffordable, Jeffrey T Iverson slips onto a street where independents still thrive Ever since the 9th century, when the Abbaye de Sainte-Opportune first...

Read the Signs: Place de l’Europe- Simone Veil in Paris

Near the Gare Saint-Lazare in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, the Place de l’Europe has been renamed in honour of Simone Veil, who died last year. This is one of many accolades awarded to...

The American Library in Paris Gala Hosts Salman Rushdie

Members and friends of the American Library in Paris gathered for the 2018 Gala Dinner featuring award-winning author and literary luminary Salman Rushdie. This special evening, held at the Westin Paris-Vendome, is the primary...

12 Fashionable Cocktail Bars in Paris

The most up-to-date hangouts in Paris’s constantly changing cocktail scene Related article: The Best of the New in Paris LES AMBASSADEURS, HÔTEL DE CRILLON Soaring gilded and frescoed 18th-century walls and ceilings and a sumptuous décor make...

Showing in Paris: Kupka, Abstract Pioneer at the Grand Palais

For every well-known, well-loved artist is one waiting in the wings. Such is the case with František Kupka (1871-1957), a Czech painter who spent most of his creative life in Paris. Hailed as one...

My Meudon: Explore the Town Just Outside Paris

I am an American who has lived in France for many years as a naturalized citizen. I would like to tell you about my hometown called Meudon-- situated 15 minutes on the RER C...

The Best of the New in Paris

Paris is a city in constant flux, says Jennifer Ladonne. There are new shops, restaurants and bars opening all the time, not to mention concert halls, museums and art galleries... Whether you’re a regular visitor...

My Life in Paris: Pet Peeves Laid to Rest

Theadora traces the footsteps of a remarkable feminist who also championed pets’ rights After getting all Balzac from too much coffee, I begin to picture the scene. From my bench in the Jardin des Tuileries,...

Restaurants in Paris: Comice in the 16th Arrondissement

In my experience of Paris restaurants, it’s rare to find a place that works just as well for a meal out with friends or in a tête-à-tête as it does for a business meal,...