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March is the month of spring — or, in French, le printemps, a word derived from the Latin for ‘first time.’ Because, in France, it’s the time to put the past year behind you, to start afresh. And in Paris, it’s an especially poignant moment, as the first cherry blossoms burst from bare branches, a […]

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It has been a bumper year for books in the Paris genre (click here for first-half launches). Whether you’re looking for a few satisfying holiday reads, or some Christmas gift ideas for the other Francophiles in your life, the below list has you covered … Glossy Tomes Timeless Paris by Marin Montagut. The artist’s love […]

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In French, the word for pink is rose, a flower-inspired moniker that goes back to the Latin of Roman times (and those pleasure-loving Romans, with their decadent petal-laden parties). But, as a shade, pink wasn’t really a ‘thing’ in France until the 18th century. Before that, it was simply a lighter version of red — […]

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