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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?
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.
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.
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.
open book

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.
Black D-Day heroes

Forgotten: D-Day’s Black Heroes Segregated in War and History

Linda Hervieux, author of "Forgotten" recounts how a chance meeting with an 89-year old veteran while covering the 65th anniversary of the infamous D-Day landing in Normandy impacted both their lives.
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.
Spirtitual quest

A Spiritual Quest for Meaning in Life

What does it mean to be "spiritual"? For the past 30 years, I was and am searching for transcendence, multidimensionality, whatever you want to call it: to have an answer to that eternal question : ”is that all there is?” and if not, then, what else is there?
woman happy

How To Be Happy, Healthy and Zen in Paris

Big life changes can cause a lot of stress. Follow these self-care tips to help you live a happy, healthy and zen life in Paris and beyond.
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.