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Art exhibits in Paris

What’s Hot in Paris Arts and Culture: Autumn 2016

Autumn ushers in a new season on the arts and culture scene in Paris— with never-before-seen works, new ways to view familiar artists, and multi-media exhibits for the whole family. Here are some of INSPIRELLE's top picks of what’s hot as the weather cools.
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.
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.
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Making Music and Celebrating Life at the Fête de la Musique 2016

What better way to spend the longest day of the year than by making music late into the night? For the 35th edition of la Fête de la Musique in Paris, the theme is "Music is stronger than…", an uplifting appeal to unite as a community after a difficult year.

5 Valuable Tech Tips to Create Your Own Website The Easy Way

These days, creating your own website is a far cry from how it used to be. Alannah Moore's new book "Create Your Own Website The Easy Way" is your guide to taking the DIY path, and it's full of inspiring examples, resources and tips to help you create your own brilliantly professional-looking website.
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.
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 ...
Paris Fringe Festival act

First-Ever Paris Fringe Shines Spotlight on English-Language Theater

The first-ever Paris Fringe Festival of English-language international theater hits the City of Light. Here are some highlights of what shows to look out for.
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.
French dinner party

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.