Katrina Lawrence

You might be one of those Paris travellers who spend so much time outdoors exploring the streets and museums that they couldn’t care less where they rest their head — for sleep is something they hardly want to do in this endlessly fascinating city. Or you could be someone who expects her hotel to live […]

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This springtime sees the reblooming of some of Paris’s sweetest terraces, as well as garden cafés and restaurants within the city’s most scenic museums. The following eateries are feasts for all the senses; go for the delicious food, stay for the soul-satisfying settings. Place Dauphine Several restaurants on this gorgeous Parisian square extend their terraces […]

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There are several quintessentially Parisian operas and one of the most popular, La Bohème — with its tale of struggling artists, chilly garrets and consumptive love — is currently playing at the Opéra Bastille. (Even if the opera’s words are Italian; and even though the current production is set in, err, outer space.) While Giacomo […]

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It’s almost picnic season in Paris, which means tossing a gingham cloth into your suitcase, along with a few plastic plates, sets of utensils and glasses (and that all-important bottle opener), could prove to be a clever packing strategy. Sure, it’s pleasurable to sit by the Seine and simply nibble on a takeaway baguette sandwich, […]

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