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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...

Since opening on rue de Rivoli in 1903, WH Smith has showcased the “art of reading” and “art of living” the English way. Smith’s is a part of ex-pat life in Paris: reading, touching base with...
Author Lisa Anselmo

Lisa Anselmo, a writer and creative director, was born in Buffalo, New York, and grew up in a small town in northern New Jersey. She settled in New York City, working at iconic media...
Interior of the Pavillon de l'eau

Even the city’s most avid culture buffs haven’t discovered all the marvelous museums in Paris. Case in point: the Pavillon de l’eau, which we recently visited in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Every day...

Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of 16 books in the Aimée Leduc mystery series, all set in Paris. This very popular series (more than 400,000 books in...