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Cinema La Pagode in 1977

One fail-safe way to escape summer heat is by dipping into an air-conditioned movie theater. Fortunately, Paris has many delightful (and chilled) cinemas to...
Pétanque in the Jardin du Luxembourg

In the summer of 2009, while wandering through the Luxembourg Gardens, I happened upon the pétanque courts. The players themselves, mostly men of a...

How does a photographer make meaningful images in one of the most photographed cities in the world? How do you carve your own path, especially...
Champs Élysées by Leah Walker

Having 24 hours in Paris is both a blessing and a curse. Any amount of time in the City of Light leaves most visitors...
Terroir Parisien

BP take: Yannick Alléno, the renowned Michelin three-star chef, opened this excellent bistro in the Latin Quarter with the mission of offering classic French...

The sister hotel to the Pavillon de la Reine, this new design hotel has 26 cozy rooms named for literary figures; excerpts from the...

Near St. Lazare train station and in the epicentre of Marcel Proust's Paris stomping ground, this imaginative 'hôtel littéraire' invites guests to discover, or...
Les Papilles, Paris

BP take: A tiny, unpretentious neighborhood bistrot, wine shop and gourmet grocery in the Latin Quarter—the name means taste buds. The excellent, reasonably-priced four-course...

In the high-fashion district around Avenue Montaigne, an elegant hôtel particulier built in 1866 has been redesigned by the fashion house Maison Martin Margiela...
Sola restaurant, Paris

BP take: Just steps from Notre-Dame cathedral, Sola is a coveted address: one you need to book as far in advance as you can. Japanese...