Paris Restaurants: Wim à Table in the Batignolles District

One of the most striking – and welcome – restaurant trends in Paris is the on-going move towards a great variety of dining formats, both in terms of settings and menus. To wit, you...

The Sweet Life in Paris: A New Generation of Pâtisseries

Ever since Pierre Hermé’s audacious flavour pairings ushered in a new era in French desserts, Paris has proved fertile ground for a new generation of creative pastry chefs eager to make their mark. The Paris-based...
Edgar Degas, Danseuse assise se massant le pied [detail], 1881-1883 © Musée d'Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt

Art in Paris: Degas Danse Dessin at the Musée d’Orsay

On the centenary of the death of Edgar Degas, the Musée d’Orsay pays tribute to the master with a unique exhibition charting his 20-year friendship with writer, poet and thinker Paul Valéry. The carefully chosen...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Véron, A Quieter Part of Montmartre

Back in 1929, Édith Piaf was still known as Édith Giovanna Gassion. Then 14 years old, the future chanteuse spent her days following her father around France with his touring acrobatic act. But La...

Magic Moments in Paris: On the Trail of the Elusive Street Artist Samuel H

I suppose to really know Samuel H. you first have to know boulevard Soult in the 12th arrondissement. Part of the inner ring that circles Paris, it is a no man’s land between the...

Newly Minted: A New Life for La Monnaie de Paris

After a six-year makeover, the Monnaie de Paris has reopened its doors as a culture hub complete with its own Michelin-starred restaurant courtesy of Guy Savoy, and cutting-edge art space. Founded in 864, La...

Exploring the Magnificent Bois de Vincennes in Paris

The eastern ‘Lung of Paris’, the Bois de Vincennes is a haven for wildlife and a playground for Parisians. Jennifer Ladonne explores its manifold delights Though Paris was a major instigator (and indeed the host)...

Where to Eat in the French Capital: Saint James Paris

If you are fortunate enough to live in Paris, or are planning a trip to the city, and are anxiously looking for a fail-safe restaurant at which to have a special-occasion meal, rest assured...

Book Reviews: A Parisian Cabinet of Curiosities, Deyrolle

Deyrolle’s stuffed menagerie of towering giraffes, menacing wildcats and speckled butterflies has enticed and intrigued connoisseurs and rubberneckers for 185 years. Founded by Jean-Baptiste Deyrolle, a well-known entomologist, Paris’s natural history emporium has become...

My Life in Paris: Flying Frenchman

Barbie sent me, is what I tell the sales associate in accessories at Galeries Lafayette. Searching for the perfect headpiece for a fundraiser gala, I consider each confection by Alexandre de Paris – the...