Katrina Lawrence

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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Nothing beats early springtime in Paris for sensorial pleasure. There’s the silky feel of the sunshine, which suffuses the still-fresh air with hints of golden warmth. The sweet taste of tantalising new-season treats (such as fraisiers studded with spring’s first strawberries and macarons flavoured with zesty fruits). The delightfully easy-on-the-eye shades of blossoms and blooms, […]

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The cherry blossom might be traditionally emblematic of Japan, but Paris has made the beloved flowering tree its own, too — especially the ‘Prunus Kanzan’ variety, whose exuberant flowers paint the city in pops of pink in early springtime. If you’re hoping to be in Paris for prime cherry-blossom viewing, time your holiday for the […]

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These five evocative addresses provide much more than a lesson in art. By taking you into one-time private worlds, they reveal much about the inner life of some of Paris’s most celebrated artists. And they might even give you some architectural and gardening inspiration, too! Musée Bourdelle In the shadow of Tour Montparnasse, this remarkable […]

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