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5 Lessons in French Etiquette and Why Manners Count

Business etiquette and French savoir-vivre coach Marie de Tilly explains how mastering good manners can make all the difference in fitting into French society.
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.
Notre Dame Cathedrale interior. © Alexis Duclos

5 Mysteries in the Halls of Notre Dame Cathedral

Tour guide Laura Moore reveals some not-to-be-missed features to look out for when you visit Notre Dame cathedral in Paris!
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INSPIRELLE’s Top Summer Books to Entertain and Transport You

From timeless love stories to twisty thrillers, INSPIRELLE's editors share their top picks of summer books to entertain, amuse and transport you.

ARTECASE: Parisian Treasure Hunters in Search of Collectible Design

Art lovers are rarely disappointed when they visit Paris for cultural inspiration. And when two like minds meet, sparks fly. Elizabeth Chase and Susan Bouliier are both cultural addicts who met in Paris and decidedly joined forces to create ARTECASE. Experienced in the art of treasure hunting for collectible design, the two co-founders mapped out their favorite cultural places for INSPIRELLE.
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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.
rude French people

Don’t Let Rude French People Spoil Your Day

The French, with their dazzling history, can behave vis-à-vis everyone as if they know everything about everything! Etiquette coach Marie de Tilly shares insights on French attitude and tips on how to deal with rude French people.
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Hearing Voices of Black History in Paris

Julia Browne brings the voices of black history to life on her Black Paris Tours which evoke the stories of Josephine Baker, Richard Wright, and other black luminaries of their times...
Dana Boulé

NY Rocker Creates Music For Petit Paris Punks

Wildly creative American musician Dana Boulé recounts her journey from thrashing around the New York club scene to creating music for Petit Punks in Paris.
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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.