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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.
Camino de Santiago

A Spiritual Walk on the Camino de Santiago Inspires an Exhibition

A wine merchant describes the life-changing experience walking the Camino de Santiago that led her back to painting and a new exhibition of her works.
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.
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.
summer books

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.
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 films

Paris Je T’aime: 6 French Films and TV series to Keep the Love Affair Hot 

What better way to indulge in Parisian lifestyle during the pandemic than with 6 popular French iconic films and television series. An American cinephile gives her top picks.
Christian Dior Dresses

Dior: Celebrating 70 Years of Dream Couture

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris hosts this sensational retrospective of the art and life of Christian Dior and his famous fashion house as it celebrates 70 years of haute couture.
Place Josephine Baker in Paris

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...
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?