This Paris Life

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The installation of turf has begun on a “reinvented” Place de la Nation.  This is one of the last steps in the redevelopment of the site, set to be complete this summer.   Cannes has its red carpet… and since last week, Place de la Nation (Paris 11-12) is covered in its very own “green” […]

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The arrival of summer in Paris gives us all the irrepressible desire to spend hours on any one of the capital’s inviting terraces.  The only thing that could be better?  A rooftop terrace!  A true summer staple, the rooftop is an ideal place to unwind with a drink, have a bite to eat, and take […]

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Plans to fully redevelop the Champs-Elysées before the 2024 Olympic Games are in the works, much to the delight of Parisians and tourists alike.    Long considered the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées seems to have lost some of its splendor… and for good reason: 64,000 vehicles drive along this […]

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Situated in Paris’ 20th arrondissement, in the new Python-Duvernois neighborhood between Mairie de Miribel and la Porte de Bagnolet, la piscine Serpollet-Davout will not only be technologically advanced, but also exceptionally self-sufficient and eco-friendly.  A space truly ahead of its time.   The pool is the collaborative vision of TNA Architectes and the City of […]

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You’re already familiar with gare du Nord, gare de l’Est, Montparnasse, Saint-Lazare, gare de Lyon, and gare d’Austerlitz, but did you know that there were once many more train stations within Paris?  As a city that is full of hidden gems, secret side-streets, and relatively unknown historical sites to discover, it’s no surprise Paris boasts […]

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Commissioned by the Paris City Hall and designed by the Atelier parisien d’urbanisme (l’Apur), the “Parcours sportif de la Ceinture Verte” is a 40 km stretch of running, walking, and biking paths that will loop entirely around the city of Paris along the Maréchaux and the périphérique. Designed as part of a “legacy strategy for […]

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At the Château de Versailles, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Breguet, and Hermès have replaced the Rockefellers and David-Weills of yesteryear and contribute to the smooth running of the château through financial donations or sponsorship.    Carved into the walls of the lower galerie de pierre, a statue-lined walkway leading to Versailles’ Opéra Royale, are the […]

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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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