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Jim Broadbent is Nick Burrows, a foppish schoolteacher from Birmingham. His wife, Meg (Lindsay Duncan), is unhappy in their relationship. It’s their anniversary. So, they escape to Paris via Eurostar. Arriving at their abysmal hotel, Nick examines the...

For me, the 10th . . . is a neighborhood of poets and locomotives . . . propped up by two railway stations.—Léon-Paul Fargue from his 1939 book Le piéton de Paris 10ème Home to two...

            Notre Dame Bridge in 1511, oil by Nicolas Raguenet, 1756 Where did all the ruins go? Speak about “underground Paris” and visitors usually think of the Catacombs. But few visitors to the city know that...

Getting to London from Paris for the weekend is a breeze, especially so if you opt to take the Eurostar. You'll be in central London in no time. Well, 2h15 to be exact....

Ah, Paris – so many museums, so little time! At last count, the City of Light boasts between 150 and 200. Given that so many deserve repeat visits, one could be occupied for years....

            Montmartre quarry and tile roofs in 1826. Sitting on Swiss Cheese There is a saying here in France that goes “There is more of Montmartre in Paris, than Paris in Montmartre”.  What the Parisians...

"Trying to make my way to the Opera a hundred cars came charging around a blind curve-corner and like all the other pedestrians I waited to let them pass and then they all started...

Here in the 8th arrondissement our e-tour bus turns onto the broadest and best-known street in Paris: Avenue des Champs-Élysées, whose name, Elysian Fields, refers to the paradise of Greek mythology. 8ème The triangle made up...

“Eetz okay,” pronounced the chef in heavily accented English, after I had presented him with my apple tart. It was only my second day at Le Cordon Bleu, the culinary institution famous for producing...

Four years ago, while driving through the countryside northeast of my house in Ayzieu, I stopped to photograph a magnificent chateau in complete disrepair in the village of Gabarret-Escalans Prominently displayed ...

Lazare: Eric Frechon, 3-Michelin star superchef at Le Bristol, MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) author and chef at Mini-Palais just launched (September 9th) Lazare, Gare Saint-Lazare. How strange to open in a station? Not really,...

Early in September, to showcase “La Vie Est Belle” his Christmas 2013 Collection, Pierre Hermé hired the Theatre de l'Odeon, Paris, inaugurated by Marie-Antoinette on April 9, 1782, and where The Marriage of Figaro...