History

History

It was in June of 1840, the month of roses, when Pierre-Joseph Redouté died suddenly at the age of eighty. His coffin was laid to rest in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris with a...

The Bonjour Paris editorial team requested reader submissions with memories from first trips to Paris. We were overwhelmed with wonderful responses, which we are publishing in a special series. (Read other installments here.) Below, Celeste Greene...

In Paris, history comes to life, as we trek down cobblestone streets, surrounded by extraordinary centuries-old buildings, churches, mansions and homes. The Auberge Nicolas Flamel, the oldest stone house in Paris, is one of...

Last year the Museum of Montmartre in Rue Cortot, the former home and studio of Suzanne Valadon, held an exhibition to celebrate the reconstruction of the studio she had shared with her husband André...

“Never shall I forget the little faces of the children whose bodies turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky... even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself.” ...

The stylishly eccentric Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fézensac was a royalist, social snob, drawing-room liberal, literary dilettante and Symbolist poet. With aplomb and cavalier elegance, he assumed a lofty position in both the fashionable and...

I never imagined I would spend two hours wandering in fascination and admiration among a display of kimonos and related materials and artworks – but indeed I did a few weeks ago when I...

Another day, another great book comes out about Paris. Or so it seems. The City of Light fuels an endless literary appetite. We are seemingly fascinated with this city like no other, and dozens...

  Eleanor Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Weird Sisters,” and now “The Light of Paris,” a novel she was inspired to write when she discovered a stash of letters written by her...

Consider the current state of the world. Anti Semitism and antipathy towards Muslims, immigrants, refugees and others have become more blatant both on the streets and in the halls of government. Violence against minorities is...

One recent rainy day, I not only got to stand centre stage at the Moulin Rouge, but I also got to study one of the towering but yet incredibly lightweight feathered headpieces in the...

"You like the sea, Captain?" "Yes; I love it! The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is...