This Paris Life

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With the opening of several major furniture, decor, and home-improvement stores in the area, Madeleine is becoming Paris’ haven for interior design lovers.   Change is underway in Paris’ chic 8th arrondissement.  After a quiet past couple of years, Place de la Madeleine has gained new momentum thanks to real estate projects that have been […]

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In a city as hectic as Paris, what could be more pleasant than taking a detour through one of the capital’s historic passages couverts?  Originally designed as the very first shopping malls in France following the revolution; with the rise of the middle and upper-middle class, these covered shopping districts offered a place for ladies […]

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On January 21st, the celebrated Michelin Guide revealed its latest inductees at the Salle Gaveau in Paris.  New restaurants were given their first star, and among those already awarded, some inherited a second.  Read on to discover which first-star newcomers, as well second star awarded veterans, are sure to stir up Paris’ gastronomy scene in […]

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Since their creation, Parisian department stores have always been at the forefront of progress and innovation in the capital, benefitting from 19th-century technological evolutions as well as the widening of Paris’ boulevards under Baron Haussmann.  Although les grands magasins are an integral part of the city’s celebrated heritage, many are unaware of the humble beginnings that […]

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Overwhelmed by heightened security measures, including the installment of a bullet-proof glass barrier, the surroundings of the Eiffel Tower are not the most eye-pleasing as of late.  Even before reaching the never-ending line to access the elevators, visitors must make their way past the multiple construction barriers that surround the four feet of the “Dame […]

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Valérie Pécresse aims for the disappearance of paper metro tickets by the end of 2021.  To replace tickets, the magnetic Navigo Easy card will be launched in 2019. The President of Ile-de-France also announced test-drives of self-driving cars.   The use of individual metro tickets in Paris should be a thing of the past by the […]

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Marie-Guillemine Benoist [Public domain] Marie-Guillemine Benoist - portrait d'une negresse

After a 2018 year dedicated to Cubism at Pompidou and Surrealism (Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró) at the Grand Palais and Musée d’Orsay, including retrospectives and themed exhibits on Alphonse Mucha, Michael Jackson, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Parisian museums continue the momentum in 2019, having prepared for the spring season with great care.  Several collections featuring masterpieces […]

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Two major real estate operations straddling the périphérique near Porte Maillot in the Ternes neighborhood are awaiting their building permits. Before that, however, Parisians can consult the files for the two ideas, Mille Arbres and Multistrates, and react online.   “In the Ternes and Porte Maillot area, renovation operations are going to increase before the […]

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Following in the footsteps of the records announced by the Louvre, most of the capital’s other major sites have also benefited from the upturn in tourism.   Tourists are flocking to Paris: preliminary data provided by Parisian cultural sites indicate a record high of number of visitors for the 2018 year and an increase in […]

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You’ve certainly noticed that the first winter chills have indeed arrived in the capital.  It’s time for grey Parisian skies and chilly temperatures, mittens and down jackets.  Happily for us, however, Paris is full of places where we can take shelter and thaw without having to barricade ourselves indoors.  Many locales are delighted to welcome […]

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