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Lifestyle

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, BP...

François Perret at The Ritz "I’m playing hide and seek with Father Christmas," muses François Perret, chef pâtissier at The Ritz, Paris. The young talent, who does believe in Santa, has created a red and...

One is spoiled for choice for hotels in Paris. I am always hesitant at the lower end of the budget as I have had some horrors and my coffers don’t permit much choice. So...

This autumn, designer Suzanne Rae brought her latest fashion collection, “Objects of Desire,” to Paris for a showcase. "You know how it is when you see something in a store that you really want?” Suzanne said...
French à la Carte

If you casually chat with French people, you might suddenly be stopped dead by an expression that you find very weird and that you try to translate word by word. Mistake!  Idiomatic expressions are...

This autumn Parisian hotels are giving us plenty of reasons to pay a visit to the City of Light. From new cocktail soirées, to pop up shops, and even elegant table setting workshops, here is...
Beaujolais Nouveau

Every year, on the third Thursday of each November, a chorus rings out in wine bars and cavistes around the world: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day! Quickly fermented and shipped around the world,...

Place Pigalle is a public square located at the foot of Montmartre Butte between the 18th and 9th arrondissements of Paris, nestled in the heart of what once was home to painters’ ateliers, art...

A tricky question... For those visitors who have a short stopover in Paris, how best to see the City of Light? What are the must-see experiences, restaurants, and attractions? In a city renowned around...

France is undoubtedly the capital of fragrance, with the majority of luxurious scents created in Grasse. This Provençal town has been recognized as the heart of the perfume industry since the 17th century. Since January...

Here’s a dispatch from Oliver Gee, the host of The Earful Tower podcast. This time he tells the story about his chance meeting with Old Jim in Paris and how an unlikely friendship formed. Usually...

One of the great pleasures of walking through Paris on a hot day is taking a long refreshing drink from one of the fountains that dot the city streets. The Wallace fountains— the iconic...