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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...
Dining room at Mensae

Where to Eat Now in Paris: Mensae in Belleville

Birthplace of French icons Edith Piaf and Maurice Chevalier, the Belleville neighbourhood of Paris has been a quartier populaire (working-class district) ever since it was fully urbanised in the middle of the 19th century....
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...
courtesy of Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Best Chinese Restaurants in Paris: Shang Palace at the Shangri-La

Asian restaurants in Paris followed a different evolution from those in London or New York, because many of the Asians who immigrated to France during and after the wars that shook the country’s former...
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...
Pas de Calais boutique

Shopping in the Upper Marais: Boutiques by Pas de Calais and Front de Mode

The ‘Haut Marais’ continues its ascent as Paris’s edgiest high-fashion neighbourhood, drawing famous names along with hip young designers and a slew of concept stores which are at the vanguard of the Paris fashion...
Art Paris 2016 ©Sylvia Davis

Art Paris: The Vibrant Highlight of Paris Art week

Art Paris is a contemporary and emerging art fair now in its 16th edition, the highlight of the electric Paris Art Week. During the inauguration on March 30, President Hollande appeared engaged and animated...
The facade of La Chocolaterie by Cyril Lignac

New in Paris: Chef Cyril Lignac Shares his Passion for Chocolate

Cyril Lignac, the celebrated chef and TV personality, has just opened a chocolate shop with business partner Benoît Couvrand, who was formerly the head pâtissier at Fauchon. La Chocolaterie is located at 25, rue...
Rose et Marius boutique, Paris

Paris Shopping: A Stylish Taste of Provence at Rose et Marius

Arriving in Paris on a scent-laden Provençal breeze, the Aix-based luxury brand Rose et Marius reflect the romance – and the largesse – of France’s most evocative region with their glamorous line of scented...
Georges Simenon with wife Tigy, Josephine Baker

Georges Simenon’s Paris: Following in the Footsteps of his Fictional Sleuth, Jules Maigret

No wonder Georges Simenon set most of the Maigret stories in Paris – 63 out of 75 of them in fact. Because Paris is a compact city, it provides an unrivalled stage for crime...