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Cafe de la Paix

Retail Therapy: How Would You Spend €1,000 in Paris?

Pirouetting straight to the point, I’ve always dreamed of becoming a prima donna in a bigwig corps de ballet (not said in a Zelda Fitzgerald sort of way!). So I’ve choreographed a decadent day...
jewellery craftsman Didier Guillemain

Parisian Walkways: Passage du Grand-Cerf

“Come, lovers of Paris, come to Passage Brady all filled with furs, to Passage du Grand-Cerf dressed in its delicate lace of ironwork, to Passage Sainte-Anne, whose guardian is a cat, to Passage du...
COLCOA

Dispatch from the 20th COLCOA French Film Festival in Los Angeles

The COLCOA French Film Festival (April 18 -26), embarked on its 20th anniversary this year with the North American Premiere of the incredible Monsieur Chocolat.  This period piece stars Omar Sy in a lively biopic about...
La Dernière Goutte

La Dernière Goutte: A Wine Lover’s Gem in Paris

While in Paris, my family and I participated in a group wine-tasting class (taught in English) at La Dernière Goutte, a charming wine boutique in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Seated in the stone-walled back room wine cave...
Ensemble San Francisco performing at Le Festival, June 19, 2015

Le Festival of French Classical Music at Alliance Française Silicon Valley

The 3rd edition of Le Festival of French Classical Music will be presented by the Alliance Française Silicon Valley (AFSCV) this May. Concerts will feature baroque music from 17th century France on the first night,...
Florian and Michael Quistrebert’s Light of the Light at the Palais de Tokyo

Why Go Now: The Palais de Tokyo in Paris

Allow me to suggest a trip off the beaten path. If you are already a fan of the Palais de Tokyo, it will need no introduction. If you have never visited, let me share...

Finding Paris in Seattle

With a little imagination you can find Paris just about anywhere. On a recent visit to the States I found Paris in Seattle, Washington. I was transported countless times to the City of Light...

Visit Le Paraïs, the Provençal Home of Famous French Writer Jean Giono

Le Paraïs, the home of writer Jean Giono in Manosque, is open only on Friday afternoons and only by appointment. Don’t let this deter you, for this is both a Provençal haven and a...
Roman Days in the Arena

Why Nîmes is the Best Spot in France for History Lovers

France has so many amazing places to visit it's hard to decide where to start. If you're a Roman history buff, you must visit Nîmes. Nîmes is a city where you can see, touch and...
La Tête dans les Olives

5 Unmissable Hidden Gems in Paris

La tête dans les olives – An Evening to Remember I have the good fortune to get to Paris a few times a year and if it’s not August, I’m plotting to get an evening...