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UNESCO headquarters in Paris

A visit to the Paris headquarters of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is well off the beaten path for most tourists,...
Paris skyline at sunset

Paris inspired prominent authors like Gertrude Stein, T.S. Elliot, and the Fitzgeralds, while more recent authors like David Sedaris and Adam Gopnik have continued...

Madame Sévigné, one of the great French literary icons remembered for her extensive and opinionated letter writing said, "There are two things the French...
Easter process in rue de Buci

The sixth arrondissement has always been synonymous with writers and artists, its cafes more famous for their clientele than the food or drink they...
Gontran Cherrier croissant

When it comes to flaky buttery pastries, the croissant is king. In all of its forms – pain au chocolat, croissant aux amandes, or...
PAUL KLEE Untitled, Two fish, one hook, one bait,1901 ©Collection privée, Suisse

“I am God,” Paul Klee claimed at the age of twenty-two. Shortly afterwards, he wrote to his fiancée that he could now content himself...
The newly redesigned boutique at Centre Pompidou

It’s no secret that some of the best shopping can be found in museum gift shops. Around the globe, museums big and small tempt...
A meal at Restaurant Alliance

There’s a surprise waiting for Bonjour Paris readers at Alliance, the bistro launched last November on the Left Bank, located on a quiet side...
The "Miss Gla'Gla" ice cream sandwich

There’s usually a line outside the boutiques of Pierre Hermé, the pâtissier dubbed the “Picasso of Pastry” by Vogue magazine. Hermé’s celebrated macarons-- in every color...
A cat at Le café des chats

Cats have managed to purr their way into one of France’s most coveted social institutions - the café. Cat cafés have become an immensely...