Writers in Paris

Writers in Paris
photo of Edith Wharton

An inveterate francophile who first traveled to France at the age of four, moved there permanently in 1910, and was laid to rest there in 1937, Edith Wharton enjoyed a life of privilege. Edith...

In their new book, Say Bonjour to the Lady: Parenting from Paris to New York,former Parisians Florence Mars and Pauline Lévêque explore the world of parenting, with a humorous look at the differences between French...

Gertrude Stein was perhaps the most famous of all the American women to make their home in Paris. Stein lived there from 1903 until her death in 1946. Her salon in 27, Rue de Fleurus...

It is said that everyone has a book in them. Not literally, of course. For if that were the case there would be a lot more book-removal surgeries. Which, according to my doctor friend, does...

In Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, where many of his erstwhile Parisian compatriots were subjected to often exorable criticisms, Sylvia Beach remained unscathed. Hemingway wrote, "No-one that I ever knew was nicer to me." George Whitman, a...
Tactus playing music at the salon

The salon was invented by the Italians in the 16th century and it was quickly adopted by the French where the salons flourished through the 17th and 18th centuries. Throughout the 17th century, the...

For fifty years Parisian cultural life centered on the writer Sidonie Gabrielle Colette. Known simply as Colette, her name was one of the most famous in France. At her death in 1954, Colette’s fame was...

Cecilia Woloch is an award-winning poet, teacher, and traveler. Her home base is in Los Angeles, but she spends much of her time traveling between her other home bases—in Kentucky, Georgia, the Carpathian Mountains,...

If you love Paris as much as we do, you'll want to get your hands on journalist Lindsey Tramuta's recently published book, The New Paris: The People, Places and Ideas Fueling a Movement. There's a...