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treasure hunt at the Louvre

Treasure Hunt at the Louvre: A Thrilling Friday Night Out

Visiting the Louvre museum can seem a gargantuan task, and a bit intimidating for some people. But THATLou treasure hunts make discovering art in one of the world's greatest museums a heart-stopping and fun mission for people of all ages.
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.
Five Flights Up book cover

Book Excerpt – Five Flights Up: Sex, Love and Family, from Paris to Lyon

In her second book, "Five Flights Up", author and psychotherapist Kristin Louise Duncombe writes candidly and touchingly about uprooting her life, again, for her husband's career. Here's a preview ...

Beauty in the “Chicken Hands” of Hardworking Filipino Women

Ryan Abrilo’s "CHICKEN HANDS", at the La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, is a photographic tribute of a Filipino son to his mother and the too many women like her, who have sacrificed their lives for the care of their families.

11 Famous French Couples in Love, For Better or Worse

French lovers, French kisses, French romance. Really, is romance at the heart of every French coupling? And just how long does the steaming passion last? INSPIRELLE takes a look at 11 famous French couples in search of the meaning of l’amour in their relationship.
Syrian War

Book Excerpt: “The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria”

War means endless waiting, endless boredom. There is no electricity, so no television. You can’t read. You can’t see friends. You grow depressed but there is no treatment for it and it makes no sense to complain—everyone is as badly off as you. It’s hard to fall in love, or rather, hard to stay in love. If you are a teenager, you seem halted in time.
French bashing: Air France manager's shirt ripped off

The Art of French Solidarity

"French-Bashing" is officially a phenomenon that the French press has been aware of for years. It seems that everyone the world over loves to scorn Gallic shrugs, allegedly rude waiters and politicians that have a sex life worthy of a bad soap opera. Maybe it's jealousy, maybe it's just a bit of fun, for Anglo-Saxons at least. But to focus on negative points is taking a rather narrow view, n'est ce pas?
Beauté Congo, JP Mika, Kiese na Kiese

Dominica’s Petit Journal: Cool African Vibes in Paris

Congolese art comes to Paris, at the prestigious Fondation Cartier, until January 2016. Beauté Congo 1926-2015 is an exhibition of visual arts, music and photography which works backwards, beginning with the contemporary work of some current artists and ending on a series of precursor paintings dating back to 1926.
Paris art & culture

Paris Arts & Culture: 14 Top Picks for Fall-Winter 2017

The new Paris art & culture season is packed with must-see exhibits, from rare retrospectives to visiting collections to new ways of looking at old friends.
FUSAC

FUSAC Packs 28 Years of Paris Know How into Books for Expats

Many of us at INSPIRELLE can remember picking up our copy of FUSAC at one of the English speaking libraries and shops in Paris. Now at 28, the first magazine for expats in Paris makes a move into book publishing.