Paris Tourism: A Big Recovery in the Number of Visitors to the City of...

Good news from the City of Light: the numbers are in and Paris tourism is on the rebound after a dramatic dive after the 2015 terrorist attacks. Slowly but surely the French capital has...

Restaurant Reviews: Ambassade d’Auvergne, Paris

When I first moved to Paris 30 years ago, it was easy to do a gastronomic Tour de France without leaving town. This is because the French capital was once so well-furnished with restaurants representing the regional kitchens...

Book Reviews: How to Read Paris, by Chris Rogers

Highly recommended. Subtitled, A Crash Course in Parisian Architecture, this is a sac-sized treat for those flâneurs who would like to delve a little deeper into the French capital’s most singular corners (or, indeed, cornices) while enjoying its myriad delights. Chris Rogers spent...

Read the Signs: Rue des Francs-Bourgeois in Paris

Starting near the Centre Pompidou, the rue des Francs-Bourgeois is a trendy shopping street in the Marais, one of the few in Paris where shops open on Sundays – although the rule is now increasingly being relaxed in tourist areas. Anyway, back to...
Camille Pissarro, La Cueillette des pommes

Not-to-Miss Art Exhibit in Paris: Pissarro in Éragny

The Impressionist movement owes a great debt to Camille Pissarro, not just for his accomplished skill but in great measure for his kindness. He was a sort of father figure to the other artists both because he was...

The Train Stations of Paris, Reborn

Entering a Paris train station in 1846, you would have been as likely to meet an elegant bourgeois couple in rustling silks as a gun-slinging hunter and his baying hounds setting out for a weekend’s shooting in the countryside, such...

Pirouette Restaurant: A Bistronomic Gem in Les Halles, Paris

Pirouette restaurant continues its innovative spin as Chef François-Xavier Ferrol (holding the reins since last summer) creates traditional French cuisine with an original touch. Like a well-executed ballet twirl, the balance of flavours, textures, and technique...

Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises by...

“He moved the setting of his new novel to Paris. ‘To understand what happened in Pamplona, you must understand the Quarter in Paris, wrote.”  Noted journalist Lesley M. M. Blume in this 2016...

The 2017 Michelin Travel Guide Collection

☆☆☆ Highly Recommended ☆☆ Recommended ☆Interesting Since Michelin first published guides in 1901, our collection has concentrated on helping travellers find the most beautiful natural sites, providing comprehensive background information and great restaurants and hotels....

My Life in Paris: Channelling Victor Hugo

With my eyebrows on fleek, I’ve been on the hunt for the fantastical. Suited with waterproof shoes, a parapluie, and sponge-like senses, I’ve been striving to capture the heady, surreal sensation of experiencing the Parisian cityscape as if for the...