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What’s IN: Things to Do in Paris This Week

This week, get into the holiday spirit with Christmas markets galore, a Kapla building workshop for the family, and a sky-high trampoline adventure.
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Paris Books: What Inspires Writers in the City of LIght

With so many Paris books out there, what exactly has inspired generations of authors to pen stories about the City of Light?
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How to Survive Your First French Dinner Party

When the French invite you to dinner in their home for the first time, it can feel like passing an entrance exam. French etiquette coach Marie de Tilly gives her sage advice on how to make sure you make the best first impression.
Camino de Santiago

A Spiritual Walk on the Camino de Santiago Inspires an Exhibition

A wine merchant describes the life-changing experience walking the Camino de Santiago that led her back to painting and a new exhibition of her works.
things to do in Paris

What’s IN: Things to Do in Paris This Week

Enjoy seasonal gourmet goodies, enter the world of Cartier and explore a week of cultural activities to fight against discrimination.
French lingerie

French Lingerie: Kate Kemp-Griffin’s Wonderful World of Breasts and Bras

A Canadian expat describes the inspiration behind her journey into the unique sensual and powerful world of French lingerie.
Musées Debout

Musées Debout Protesters Want to Shake Up Paris Museum Scene

What is happening on the Place de la République in Paris? The fact that the “Musées Debout” (“Museums Awake”) initiative has set up camp in this iconic square is no coincidence. Musées Debout is an offshoot of the “Nuit Debout” (“Night Awake”) movement, which attempts to spark discussion and debate with anyone and everyone unhappy with France’s political life and authorities.
Christian Dior Dresses

Dior: Celebrating 70 Years of Dream Couture

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris hosts this sensational retrospective of the art and life of Christian Dior and his famous fashion house as it celebrates 70 years of haute couture.
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So You Want to Start a Book Club…

The "rentrée" is a clever French word that describes back-to-school, back-to-work and the beginning of fall all in one. With kids and jobs returning to a regular schedule, it’s also the perfect time to start new projects. Like your very own book club.
French lingerie

Book Excerpt from Paris Undressed : The Secrets of French Lingerie

Read Kate Kemp-Griffin's favorite chapter from her new book, a behind-the-scenes look into the sensuous, intimate world of French lingerie.