The Art of Survival: The Transformation of Montmartre

Chloe Govan reveals how the poverty-stricken and persecuted in France’s past found the silver lining in their suffering, transforming it into what would one day become a world-famous art legacy Bang! The hammer crashes down...

My Life in Paris: Life is Sweet

Berry smoothies, high-class confectionery and kombucha tea all helped Theadora get through lockdown in France. March In the beginning, I was doing okay – plus, I felt more than prepared in the self-care department. Just days...
Rue du Bac

Read the Signs: Rue du Bac in Paris

A lovely flânerie along a charming Parisian street Strolling along Rue du Bac is one of those very Parisian experiences. Just 1,150 metres long from the Voltaire and Anatole-France quays to Rue de Sèvres, Rue...

Restaurant Reviews: Allard in Paris

This intimate bistro with two dining rooms decorated with flowered wallpaper in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés has been a benchmark for excellent bistro cooking ever since the doors opened here in 1932. Now owned...
Henri Matisse, La Blouse roumaine, 1940 at Centre Pompidou

‘Matisse, An Open Book’ at Centre Pompidou in Paris

Marking 151 years since the birth of Henri Matisse, the Centre Pompidou in Paris is paying homage with its flagship exhibition ‘Matisse, comme un roman’ (‘Matisse, like a novel’). More than 230 works and...
American Library Centennial Gala

American Library in Paris Centennial Gala

The American Library in Paris recently celebrated its Centennial Gala, an amazing testament to an institution that has withstood the test of time including two World Wars, the Depression, and now COVID-19. The American...

Great Canal Journey: A Trip through Paris on the Canal Saint-Martin

Sceptical at first, Marion Sauvebois finds the pot(s) of gold at the end of the rainbow on a cruise along the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris A bateau-mouche jolly on the Seine can feel a bit...

My Life in Paris: The Cat’s Whisker

Theadora considers the early influences on her 'you do you' mood board Startled by an elbow jab, I nearly drop my reporter’s notebook and swag bag. “They wish to take our photo,” the head-to-toe zebra...
Empreinte

Made in France: Shopping for French Artisanal Products in Paris

Made in France: three small words that pack a big punch. Whether attached to a wheel of cheese, a handbag, or an evening gown, the label conjures a world of taste, elegance and art...

Restaurant Reviews: Terminus Nord in Paris

In the midst of a very good recent lunch at this long-running brasserie with a recently refreshed but charming 1925 vintage art deco interior, I thought, ‘this must be one of the most reliable...