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cité du vin

Cité du Vin: a Wine Lover’s Paradise in Bordeaux

Follow INSPIRELLE on a journey through La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, a wine lover's paradise which is both a museum and a virtual journey through the life and culture of wine around the world.
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.
Paris art 2020

Paris Arts & Culture: 14 Top Picks for Fall-Winter 2020-2021

The Paris Fall-Winter 2020-2021 art season brings an enticing mix of famous names and new discoveries with a focus on fashion, photography, landscapes and the metaphysical.
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?
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?
love French food

How My Foreign Taste Buds Learned to Love French Food

After a year in France, a Mexican foodie makes the transition from tortillas to baguettes and learns to love French food.
Lindsey Tramuta

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.
bookshops

The Gift of Giving Books to Save Our Bookshops in Paris

An American expat and avid reader argues that books are an essential part of life and suggests how to support your local bookshop this holiday season.
french etiquette

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.
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.