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Beatrice Colin is a former arts and features journalist, and the author of seven novels, five for adults and two for children. She also writes short stories and radio plays for the BBC. Her latest novel, To...

This is the third in an exclusive series of illustrated “Parisians in Profile” about Parisians from all walks of life, created by journalist Emma Jacobs. Here we feature Octavia Horgan, a bookseller at the iconic Shakespeare & Company bookstore near...

Gertrude Gertrude Stein walked up my street! Okay, not recently, not any time this century, but she did indeed stroll or stride (but not wander, Gertrude would not wander) up the hill. I know she...
Author Patti Miller

The Bonjour Paris editorial team recently requested reader submissions with memories from first trips to Paris. We were overwhelmed with wonderful responses, which we are publishing in a special series. (Read other installments here.) Below,...

Nothing says “bold” like a tongue-in-cheek gift with a hidden meaning. In 1989, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher went to Paris for a Group of Seven meeting. She was slighted during her visit several times,...
Author Lauren Collins

Lauren Collins grew up in North Carolina, has spent time living in New York City, London, and Geneva, and is now living in Paris with her family. As a staff writer for the New...

A new landmark exhibition at the Petit Palais honors the life and work of the famed Irish writer Oscar Wilde. Featuring over 200 exhibits, including original manuscripts and drawings, Oscar Wilde: Insolence Incarnate is...

From the pretty Place de la Contrescarpe, tourists and regular French shoppers in their hundreds make their way each Saturday down the Rue Mouffetard, to one of the most famous street markets in Paris,...

The Bonjour Paris editorial team recently requested reader submissions with memories from first trips to Paris. We were overwhelmed with wonderful responses, which we are publishing in a new series. (Read the first installment by...
Coco Chanel in 1920

Coco Chanel was known for many things – among them, her moxie and her quotable maxims: A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. The most courageous...
Notre Dame cathedral

The Bonjour Paris editorial team recently requested reader submissions with memories from first trips to Paris. We were overwhelmed with wonderful responses, which we will be publishing here. Voici, the first installment, by author...
close up of Monet's water lilies

At this time of year drowsy purple asters or a clutch of steadfast zinnias can evoke memories of my autumn trip to Giverny, home of the world’s most prolific Impressionist painter, Claude Monet. As...