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Édith Piaf Centennial: Tracing the Roots of La Môme in Paris

Edith Piaf Centenniel: Tracing the Roots of La Môme in Paris

PhilippeFabry

No soundtrack to Paris would be complete without at least one song by Édith Piaf, one of France’s greatest songstresses. From “Sous le ciel de Paris” to “La Vie en Rose,” her powerful voice penetrates hearts and souls. This year celebrates the centennial of the birth of “La Môme,” the ideal time to take a journey back to the roots of this immensely talented artist.

Before hitting the streets, a great place to gain insight into the life of the ubiquitous chanteuse is at the special temporary exhibition dedicated to her at the Bibliothèque nationale de France – Francois-Mitterrand. This vast retrospective, on view through August 23, includes hundreds of archival photos, letters, film clips, and music that tell the story of her life and career, shedding light onto her personality, trials, triumphs, and heartbreaks… which was not always la vie en rose.

Edith Piaf Centenniel: Tracing the Roots of La Môme in Paris

Oliver Degabriele

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Korean Fried Chicken comes to Paris' 2nd arrondissement at Hero

Hero Restaurant

The dream team behind Paris’ classy and cocktail-forward Mary Celeste, Candelaria, and Glass hits a high note with the greatly anticipated opening of Hero, a three-story Korean canteen and bar. The small menu revisits traditional Korean street food, artfully prepared by Haan Palcu-Chang, former chef at Mary Celeste and inventor of the restaurant’s well-loved deviled eggs.

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Best smartphone applications for exploring Paris

12 Apps for Exploring Paris

Whether you’re a visitor or a Paris resident, there are always new spots to explore. These days, few people carry guidebooks or maps, but chances are you do have a smartphone in your pocket. When it comes to navigating Paris, here are a few apps that make discovering this city easier.

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Smalls Museums, Musee du quai Branly, anthi tzakou

Paris Museums off the Beaten Path

It’s true that even seasoned visitors to Paris could visit the Louvre and the Orsay again and again, discovering something new each time. But why not delve a little deeper and explore some of Paris’s lesser known museums whose collections can be equally interesting and enlightening?

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Spring Street Style, Montage 5

Spring Trends in Paris: PFW 2015

While designers unveiled their collections at Paris Fashion Week, bloggers, models, and starlets showed what’s fashionable now on the streets of Paris. Investing in one or more of these in-style pieces will help reboot your wardrobe for a stylish springtime in the City of Light.

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Provence villa rental and Cotes-du- Rhone wine

Holiday Villa and Vineyard in Cairanne

Settled amongst the vines of the Rhone Valley, where the fresh air is perfumed with the scent of the surrounding fruit orchards and olive groves, you’ll find Nick and Sabine’s lovely villa. Visit the friendly couple for a wine tasting during the week or rent their home for a holiday.

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Caroline de Marchi luxury handbags and a hidden courtayard in the heart of Paris

Caroline de Marchi Handbags

Luxury handbag designer Caroline de Marchi’s showroom is located in a courtyard off the fashionable rue Saint-Honoré. A haven from the crowded, boutique-lined street, the space offers a respite for the weary shopper as well as a welcome change from the typical Paris shopping experience.

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The Best Wine Classes and Wine Tastings in Paris

Wine Tastings and Tours in Paris

One of the best things about being in Paris is that going local means partaking in some particularly good French wine. My travel M.O. is “arrive and imbibe.” While wine courses and tastings can be found all over Paris, here are a few of my favorites for education without intimidation.

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Ellsworth Restaurant and Wine Bar: Revisiting American comfort food in Paris

Ellsworth Restaurant and Wine Bar

Three years after opening Verjus Restaurant and Verjus Wine Bar, charming American couple Laura Adrian and Braden Perkins unveil a sister restaurant that serves up wine bar favorites (including Verjus’ in-demand fried chicken) and other inventive variations on American comfort food.

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