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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...
The first program at the newly- remodeled American Library in Paris, as Jane Smiley reads

The first program at the newly- remodeled @amerlibparis, as Jane Smiley reads from her Last Hundred Years trilogy. pic.twitter.com/1uRoBaHNuK — Grant Rosenberg (@programsmanager) September 13, 2016 The American Library in Paris (ALP), the largest English-language lending...

Did you know that French is one of the official languages of the Olympics? Prior to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics (August 5 – August 21), I did not know this. I thought perhaps it...
Berges de Seine/ courtesy Anne Hidalgo- Facebook

We’re counting down the days until the summer, when Paris will unveil the newly pedestrianized promenade along the Right Bank of the Seine. Following the huge success of the Berges de Seine project—which transformed a...
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The Pinacothèque de Paris closed it's doors on February 15 citing dwindling attendance, cutting short the current exhibition Karl Lagerfeld, a Visual Journey that was set to run until March 20. One of France's rare...
cleaning the Canal Saint Martin

Mention the Canal Saint Martin in Parisian circles and you’ll likely conjure up talk of favorite coffee shops, shabby-chic brunches, trendy boutiques and sun-soaked apéros with friends. Nowadays however, locals are heading over to...