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To the keen eye, they are one of the first things you might notice about the buildings in Paris. Scattered throughout the city are colorful tiles depicting robot-looking figures and various entertaining images. They have...
Paris Catacombs

The latest heist in Paris doesn't have to do with diamonds, nor Picasso paintings. These enterprising thieves went after a stash of wine, and wow, did they score big. A recent headline in The...

The energy was palpable at last night’s “big fat launch party” for STATION F, the world’s largest start-up campus. Ticket-wielding guests lined up around the block; journalists and cameramen jostled for the best positions;...

The Catacombs, built in the 18th century to take the strain off overflowing graveyards, have long been one of Paris's most popular tourist sites, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The 1.7...

If asked "where is the best view in Paris?," you would probably scroll through a mental Rolodex of the highest points in the city. The Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, your friend's...

Over the years we’ve reported on the love locks phenomenon in Paris-- a trend that first popped up in 2008 as couples would fashion locks onto the city’s picturesque bridges, inscribed with their names,...
Station F

Move over, Silicon Valley. The latest buzz in the international tech community isn’t coming from Les États-Unis but from across the pond in Paris, where the world’s biggest start-up campus will soon open its doors...

Many members of the French work force will be whistling a sweet tune of happiness over the new “right to disconnect” law that went into effect last week. The law is meant to enforce and...

Nothing says “bold” like a tongue-in-cheek gift with a hidden meaning. In 1989, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher went to Paris for a Group of Seven meeting. She was slighted during her visit several times,...

Paris has always been a trailblazing city. In 1878, the city installed arced electric street lamps – they were the first city to do so. Restaurants, as we think of them, began in Paris. SCUBA attire...
Harry's New York Bar

A bar might seem like an odd place to cast a ballot for a presidential election, but that’s also part of the fun. Harry’s New York Bar in the 2nd arrondissement has been conducting a...

What would you do if you won a Nobel Prize? Jean-Pierre Sauvage opened a bottle of champagne – a timeless, respectable way to celebrate an achievement or milestone (or, frankly, just a Saturday). Sauvage had ample...