After two months of home confinement, most Parisians are looking forward to having a little more freedom as of May 11th. We asked some of our Parisian friends what they are most eager to do once the lockdown has been lifted, and beyond. …read more

We’re delving into the lives of some well-known Parisians to find out what they would consider an ideal day in Paris in our new series My Perfect Day in Paris. To kick things off, Lindsey Tramuta, an American journalist and bestselling author of The New Paris, invited us into her apartment to chat about her… …read more

35 hour work week – time for gazing at the Seine – Christophe Hue Many associate French working life with 35-hour weeks, strikes, long long lunch breaks and even longer holidays. This is certainly the image that I’d carefully conjured in my idealistic head before setting foot in France. The big question: does reality live… …read more

To celebrate Valentine’s Day four years ago, I dined at Le Grand Colbert, the restaurant made famous by Diane Keaton and her roast chicken in the film Something’s Gotta Give. For me, it will forever be famous for far different reasons. Over clangorous dining room voices and crumb-laden plates, my husband proposed to me. The… …read more

Having lived in Paris for five years, I have experienced a full spectrum of highs (euphoria) and lows (disillusionment) of expat life. And throughout those emotional dips I’ve observed the local evolutions – the highs and lows – of the city itself. Kedgeree – typical British dish Perhaps the most noticeable evolution has been in… …read more