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Eiffel Tower Terrasse

When the sun is shining in Paris, what could be better than sipping a cool drink at a sidewalk café? Here’s the answer: chilling at a brand new terrasse that’s perched 57 meters above...
Ines de la Fressange at her new boutique

Here’s some fun boutique buzz from the City of Light. Ines de la Fressange-- the fashion icon whose likeness was used to create a bust of Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic— has...

Bed and Breakfast on a barge on the Seine. Port de Solférino, Quai Anatole France, Paris 75007. Tel: 01 45 51 60 83. www.bateau.johanna.free.fr

Tucked away on a quiet, elegant street in the heart of the Left Bank, this cosy hotel boasts gleaming dark-wood furnishings, original prints and beamed ceilings, with each guest room sporting a sleek, modern...

Located on a quiet street in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, this hotel combines modern facilities and superb Napoleon III style decor. 5 rue du Pré-aux-Clercs, Paris 75007. Tel: 01 42 61 01 51. www.hotelsaintvincentparis.com
Aux Pres, Paris

''Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It puts you in a good temper, sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.''-- Guy Beringer, Hunter’s Weekly 1895. Looking for a great spot for brunch in...
Edouard Manet, Luncheon on the Grass

Before embarking on a visit or treasure hunt at the Musee d’Orsay, I like to salute the exquisite edifice housing the world’s most important collection of Impressionism. Built in only two years (for the 1900 Universelle Expo),...

I had the good fortune to spend a full day at UNESCO and now I can share with you what is one of the best kept secrets in Paris. UNESCO is classified as the intellectual...

Doorways can be beautiful, some of them. Think of those elegant beauties in the apartment houses from the 1890s with marble brackets holding up a lintel overhead, below that a mascaron or sometimes a...

hn weekends the old men gather on the sands to pitch their pétanque boules into the air.  The knock of metal against metal, sand grinding into heels, and the hoarse counting of numbers fills...

Whether you are just visiting or a long term resident, you have a friend in Paris. It is the the American Library in Paris nestled on a small side street in the seventh arrondissement....

The elegant 7th is rich with art and culture, as well as the upper crust of society, with its dignified hotels particuliers housing ministries, embassies and luxurious private residences. Stately, subdued and refined, the...