Inspire

Inspire

7 Startling Observations on Dating a Frenchman

An American expat steps out of her bubble to share what to look for -- and what to look out for -- when dating a Frenchman in Paris
New Parisienne

The New Parisienne: Do You Recognize this French Woman?

Author Lindsey Tramuta explores the myth of the French woman and offers a more timely, diverse and empowering vision of who embodies the New Parisienne.
gustave courbet

What’s in a statue? Politics, Women and Rebel Artist Gustave Courbet

The first artist authorised to copy Gustave Courbet's controversial work divulges some of the secrets behind the artist's work and life.
Women Fighting Climate Change

Meet 6 Inspiring Women Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

Poverty and climate change inordinately affect women and girls. Meet six inspiring women at the forefront of the battle for a better future.
American Library in Paris centennial

100 Years! The Iconic Rise, Survival and Influence of the American Library in Paris

As the American Library in Paris celebrates its centennial, we look back at the origins, history, evolution and future of this literary landmark.
masks

Stop Wondering if You Should Wear a Mask – Here’s Why

Masks protect yourselves and others from COVID-19. Luckily, there's now more than one way to get your hands on one in the Paris area.
deconfinement

5 Ways to Celebrate Deconfinement in Paris

With lockdown restrictions easing in the coming weeks, we're looking forward to enjoying the small pleasures of life after deconfinement.
creative

La Vie Creative Podcast: Meet the Wildly Talented Expats in Paris

Discover how confinement helped a Paris photographer find a new way to express her creativity by giving voice to the artists, writers and performers inspired by Paris.
coping

Coronapeinlichkeiten! What Happens in Confinement Stays in Confinement

An author in lockdown finds a novel way of coping with the aberrant, guilt-inducing behavior we're all experiencing during Covid-19 confinement.
books

Books to Keep You Company and Transport You Far Away

An avid reader describes how books can help you navigate challenging moments in life, providing comfort, connection and escape when we need it most.