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  • Terrace of the Week Atelier Vivanda Rive Gauche : Le 110 Taillevent & French Dress

    By Margaret Kemp

    Akrame Benallal explains his concept: “La Haute Couture, c’est mon **Michelin restaurant gastronomique le Prêt- a- Porter, c’est L’Atelier Vivanda”. At Le 110 Taillevent Brasserie Director Olivier Le Guyader says: “The key to unlocking the pleasures of Le 110 menu is its’ wines… 110 served by the glass, plus a total of 330 wines from France and other countries available by the bottle”.  And, a new web-site sorts the skinny on dresscode.

    Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 August 2014 )
  • Photo of the Week - August 22, 2014

    By Rachael Woodson

    This week's photo, taken by Dennis Jarvis on a recent trip to Paris, gives us a close up view of the crisscrossing iron lattice structure and lifts of la Tour Eiffel. As Dennis explains, la Tour's elevator system has been changed several times since it's opening as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. Constructing the original lifts from the first to second platform proved to be complicated because a straight track was not possible, and no French companies made proposals for the job.

    Last Updated ( Friday, 22 August 2014 )
  • Parc Marcel Bleustein Blanchet

    By Gregory Ross

    When I arrived in Paris to begin the writing of the Hidden Parks of Paris, I stayed for two nights in the eighteenth arrondissement, on Rue de la Clignancourt.  The apartment was in a three-hundred year old building, with a good café and a cobblestone courtyard downstairs.  I booked the room on Air BnB, prudent to the expectations a guest will be required to adhere to when staying in a host’s apartment in Paris.

    Last Updated ( Friday, 22 August 2014 )
  • Maestro : Be Careful Of What You Don’t Wish For

    By Dimitri Keramitas

    Maestro is a film you want to like, but almost can’t, because it tries too hard. It has a nice, original concept: Henri Renaud, an aspiring young actor who wants more than anything to be a star in conventional movies, instead lands a leading role in the latest opus of a renowned, but very artsy, auteur.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 August 2014 )
  • Best Casinos in Paris

    By Scott Cooper

    Paris certainly draws crowds for its beauty, with the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, and Pont Des Arts Bridge and of course all the fashion and romance you could possibly imagine. But even though gambling might not be at the top of the list for most visitors, if you like casinos, you'll find some here too.

    Last Updated ( Friday, 22 August 2014 )
  • Summer Concert Series at Parc Floral

    By Loui Franke
    Summer in the city is a perfect time to seek out the many activities available at little to no cost in Paris. One of my favorites is the summer concert series at the beautiful Parc Floral de Paris in the heart of the royal forest, Bois de Vincennes, and next to the Château de Vincennes.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 17 August 2014 )
  • Photo of the Week - August 15, 2014

    By Rachael Woodson

    This week's photograph was taken on August 1st, 1909 at Parc des Princes stadium, which was the final destination of the Tour de France from 1903 to 1967. The rider pictured here, Jean Alavoine, was 21 years old at the time and won 3rd place in that year's general classification. Throughout his career, the French professional cyclist won 17 stages in the Tour de France and wore the yellow jersey for five days.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 17 August 2014 )
  • Vernon, France – Not Just a Way Into Giverny

    By Michele Kurlander

    I revisited Giverny last week via the usual train from Paris’ Gare St Lazare to Vernon, and discovered that Claude Monet and the town of Giverny are not the only wonders at the end of the tracks, but that the town of Vernon itself is also worth the trip.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 August 2014 )
  • Photo of the Week - August 8, 2014

    By Rachael Woodson

    Before leaving the south of France I was lucky enough to visit La Calanque d'En-Vau, pictured here. It's one of the many calanques along the Mediterranean coast between Marseille and Cassis. The point of departure was a winding coastal road from which we hiked two hours to get to the rocky beach which was flanked on either side by majestic falaises (cliffs).

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 10 August 2014 )
  • Ralph's, Le Restaurant, Terrace of the Week : Les Chats du Bristol : Champs Elysees 100 Photos & Zenderm® Buzz

    By Margaret Kemp

    “Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever”, says Ralph Lauren. Ralph’s, Lauren’s eponymous Paris restaurant is style with a capital “S”. There’s a new VIP arrival at Le Bristol, Paris, a moving exhibition to commemorate the First World War and, with Zenderm® have a bite-free vacation.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 10 August 2014 )
  • A visit to the charming Hôpital-Saint-Blaise

    By Loui Franke

    Summer is here with sunny skies and mild temperatures. Many of the courageous among us will be taking up backpacks and begin making their way along one of the ancient pilgrimage routes to Saint Jacques de Compestello. For the less courageous you can travel the backroads of southern France by car to begin this journey and still be able to take in the scenery and discover the history and charm in this part of the world.

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 August 2014 )
  • Pay What You Want at Parisian Hotels

    By BP Editor

    Pay what you want for a stay in Paris, in a boutique Looking for a hotel room in Paris? Good news, aspiring guests can Pay-What-They-Want now through August 10 at five Right Bank hotels.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 August 2014 )
  • Chalet des Iles : Saint-James Club Bar À Rosés : La Petite Cour : Terrace of the Week Buzz

    By Margaret Kemp

    At chalet des Iles, Sunday Brunch & an island experience await. : In the fragrant garden of the the exclusive Saint James Club, to celebrate the season of rosé wine, designer Bambi Sloane creates a space for tasting in a tonelle/montgolfière. La Petite Cour, the left-bank’s best kept secret, has a new chef. Meet Kampei Hisaoka.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 August 2014 )
  • Photo of the Week - August 1, 2014

    By Rachael Woodson

    The day after my arrival in Paris for the fist time, as a 20 year old art student, I found myself in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, wandering around l'École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, where I would study for the semester. The majestic space, which was founded in 1648 as l'Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, was shockingly different from the New York art school I'd come from.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 August 2014 )
  • Antibes and Picasso

    By Michele Kurlander

    I met Pablo Picasso last week at the Chateau Grimaldi in Antibes – and it was an emotional experience.


    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 July 2014 )

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