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Collecting precious stones seems to have always been part of the job description for any self-respecting king. In France, it started with François 1er and carried on with all French monarchs and, later, emperors. Louis...

When the fire spread through Notre-Dame de Paris last year on April 15, all of our worst fears came to light. The beautiful church that has stood for over 850 years and lived through...

Many years ago, I used to stay at the Ritz Paris. It was elegance personified -- and SO much fun. But times have changed. The Ritz recently re-opened after a complete renovation and its...

Ever heard Leonardo da Vinci's prediction that one day humans would master flying and be able to sail through the sky like birds? If not, perhaps you should head to the Louvre for the...

One of the most elegant addresses in the French capital, Place Vendôme is home to the Ritz Paris. Until January 5th, it’s also home to a Christmas Chalet serving decadent creations by Ritz Paris...

What better musical to celebrate the reopening of Paris’s historic Théâtre du Châtelet following two years of renovations than “An American in Paris”? This spectacular musical created by brothers Ira and George Gershwin spent...

In a must-see exhibition in Paris, the Conciergerie shines the spotlight on how the image of Marie-Antoinette evolved, as time passed and revolutionary zeal subsided. Initially a martyr in the eyes of the counter-revolutionaries...

As the autumn days grow shorter and the temperatures colder, it's time to focus on the next celebration in the calendar. Festive fairy lights, hot chocolate and cozy furry throws are all present and...

“Tout est délicieusement bon ici.” --Maurice Beaudoin It’s noon. A groom stands outside Le Grand Véfour. Inside the historic listed restaurant, chef Guy Martin greets guests, even personally shows them to their tables, which wear...

So, you have done the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, L'Orangerie, Musée Marmottan Monet and nearly all the other famous art galleries and museums in Paris, and are satiated with classical, neoclassical and Impressionist art....
Paris property

A real jewel, rare on the market, this beautiful property is located in a Haussmannian building right next to the stunning gardens of the Palais-Royal in the 1st arrondissement. Dating from the late-1800s, this...

“Cooking will never be good if it isn’t made with love for the person it’s being made for.” --Paul Bocuse Brasserie du Louvre – Bocuse Wearing traditional black livery and long starched white aprons, the wait...