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It’s La Rentrée! After a months-long vacation in France, students return to the classroom, and Parisians to their offices. There’s a lot of excitement and a buzz in the air. September is also marked...

On the Avenue Circulaire on the outer pathway of Père-Lachaise Cemetery, a plain stone plaque is set into the wall with the inscription, ‘Aux Morts de la Commune, 21-28 Mai, 1871.’ (To the dead...

Amongst the great and the good in Père Lachaise cemetery-- the poets and the artists, Molière, Delacroix, Edith Piaf and Morrison’s own great idol, Oscar Wilde-- lies the grave of the legendary singer of...
Paris apartment for sale

In the 20th arrondissement, this loft is housed in a quiet condominium. Cobblestones, charm. A space that could serve both residential and commercial purposes, ideal for freelance professions or artists. The apartment features a...

You’re no doubt familiar with Robert Doisneau, the celebrated photographer of the 1930s, most famous for that iconic image ‘Le baiser de l'Hôtel de Ville’ (also known as ‘The Kiss’), a young couple stealing...

‘Qui a tué Grand Maman?’ Who killed Grandmaman?, I sang happily. It was Thursday evening choir at the community center near Ménilmontant in the 20th arrondissement. Although I spoke some French, I couldn’t quite understand...

Published annually as an amuse-bouche before Michelin France, Le Bib is back. Here’s the little red book the French refer to as "les valeurs sûres." Michelin Guide publishes its awards on February 5th this year....

Launched in 2008, MAMA Shelter was founded by Serge, Jérémie and Benjamin Trigano; philosopher Cyril Aouizerate; and designer Philippe Starck, who wanted the freedom to choose their hotel locations only in their favorite places....

If you’ve never been to eastern Paris’s Charonne area, you’re in for a surprise. This micro-quartier in the 20th arrondissement is home to the famous nightclub La Flèche d’Or and the Philippe Stark-designed über-hip hotel Mama...
Author Lauren Elkin

Author Lauren Elkin recently published Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London. She will be speaking at Shakespeare & Company bookstore on September 13 at 7pm. Find out more here. What...
Bois de Boulogne

The Promenade Plantée (Avenue Daumesnil, 12th arrondissement. Métro: Bastille) Formerly a railway viaduct connecting Place de la Bastille to Varenne-Saint-Maur, the Promenade Plantée is the world's first elevated park positioned roughly three storeys above ground level....
Looking down the hill at Père Lachaise by Näkymä Père-Lachaiseen/ Public Domain

Père-Lachaise-- perhaps the most famous and beloved cemeteries in Paris-- was not so beloved when it first opened in 1804. As the graveyards in Paris filled to overflowing, new cemeteries were built outside what were...