History

History

If you will be spending the first weeks of January in Paris, escape the winter chill and make sure you catch these two amazing Picasso exhibits before they close. Picasso arrived with his friend and...

Jazz fanatics may be less interested in hunting for bargains in the famed Marché aux Puces in Clignancourt than in searching out La Chope des Puces where Django Reinhardt played and gave birth to...

Hidden passageways and underground treasures… Bien sûr there are still secrets in Paris! Just recently, the spotlight has fallen on a forgotten crypt, hidden beneath a parking garage in the 5th arrondissement. Le Parisien...

To coincide with the Musée d'Orsay's hugely popular exhibition dedicated to Pablo Picasso's blue and rose periods, we dive into the great artist's time in Paris... In 1901, Picasso’s Blue Period coincided with the death of...

The unique charm of Paris is based upon its savoir-vivre, that je ne sais quoi... the indescribable, yet completely recognizable, way of life which has become embedded in our subconscious. To “think Paris”, as the...

In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, I’d like to share a few of my favorite patriotic music sheets, scored at the flea markets. We’ll also pay homage to the Tin Pan...

From the day it was completed in 1889 as the entrance to the World’s Fair, the Iron Lady showcases the beating heart of the city. “I ought to be jealous of the Tower, she is...

Celebrating cooler weather and fresh starts, let’s take the plunge and re-charge the batteries with five slightly bizarre bathtub tales from the City of Light. And why not? As my indomitable grandmother used to say,...

An interesting fact about Paris church organs: I read recently that out of the 150 churches and 50 convents in Paris in 1789, 130 of them vanished as a result of the “tsunami” that...

For fifty years Parisian cultural life centered on the writer Sidonie Gabrielle Colette. Known simply as Colette, her name was one of the most famous in France. At her death in 1954, Colette’s fame was...

Albert Corre’s Paris restaurant is unique; Le Petit Pergolèse is a chic canteen, art gallery and club; there’s no rules for membership, just book a table and you’re in. The clientele goes from rock...

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Anne Hidalgo (@annehidalgo) on Sep 30, 2018 at 3:50am PDT Legendary Parisian designer Sonia Rykiel passed away in 2016, but her legacy lives on, and not just...