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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.
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.
Paris art 2019

Paris Arts & Culture: 12 Top Picks for Fall-Winter 2019

A new season of Paris art exhibits kicks off with masters and naives, colorful forms and figures, artists inspired by art and treasures from nature.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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.

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.
paris as inspiration

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?