Île de la Cité is a tiny island in the historical center of Paris with many secret corners worth exploring. …read more

Where Hemingway once walked, and students now weave in and out of Soufflot Hall and the Bibliothèque Saint-Geneviève, is the storied Latin Quarter, straddling parts of the fifth and sixth arrondissements of Paris. …read more

Notre Dame is the figurative center of France. So last night when we heard the cathedral was burning, we showed up by the thousands. …read more

What can I add to this week’s hundreds of tributes to the legendary proprietor of Paris’s Shakespeare and Company bookshop, George Whitman, including one by the writer, Jeanette Winterson? Why was she impelled to remember him in print? Because, like so many others, she had stayed at Shakespeare and Company. George Whitman started a tradition of hosting… …read more