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Paris shopping on a budget—think it can’t be done? With all those tempting department stores and flagship boutiques from French fashion houses Sonia Rykiel, Chanel, Hermès, et al, you might think not . ....

When it comes to traveling with your kids, there are two predominant schools of thought, both extreme. The first is the "why on earth would I take them with me, when I am taking...

The Lost Museum Cultural looting has almost always been one of the staple by-products of war. From ancient times to the recent war in the former Yugoslavia, art plunder and the willful destruction of cultural...

Jacqueline Kennedy, Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy Interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964 Hyperion, New York, 2011 368 pages and 8 CDs Jack and Jackie – Still Riveting After All These Years Historian Arthur Schlesinger,...

Shopping in Paris is a divine experience when you shop chic couture boutiques in the Golden Triangle on the Right Bank or Saint-Germain-des-Prés designer shops on the Left Bank. You’ve dressed for the occasion,...

Pig’s feet are like frog legs, snails or tripe - you either like them or not, there is no halfway about it. My first week in Paris, my husband took his American boss and...

Up until the 18th century, strawberries in France were very small-sized like a raspberry, so consequently, no one was very impressed with such a tiny fruit. One November morning in 1712, Amédée-François Frézier from...

          Lorenzo and his team of horseswill be part of "La Nuit du Cheval"   Once upon a time This year, like each year since 1972, the Salon du Cheval, the big Paris Equine Fair, is taking place...

Cuisine de Bar & Bakery Poilâne, Paris 3rd The first Right Bank Poilâne bakery has launched in NOMA (North of Marais) in former bistro Le Pamphlet. Architects Hélène and Olivier Lempereur have created a bright,...

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres by photojournalist Clay McLachlan   Want to go? Chartres is an easy day trip from Paris, here are two more stories to guide you there: Chartres Cathedral, Markets, Museums and a U.S. Connection Paris...

Dear Antiques Diva, As an American wedding planner living in Paris, I'm well acquainted with the flea markets of the City of Light and love nothing more than scoring antiques at Les Puces;...

Pâques (Easter) simply has to be one of the most enjoyable holiday celebrations for French children and for chocolate aficionados of all ages. Every single one of those eternally beautiful Parisian Chocolate shops kicks...