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On this day seventy-five years ago, when it had become clear that Germany was losing the war, the French Resistance, along with most of the Paris police force, took control of the préfecture and adjoining buildings. It was the beginning of the Liberation of Paris, one of the most high-stakes and history-making weeks in French […]

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Paris is the capital of the world of beauty, so it’s not surprising that many industry experts come to appreciate this inspiring city. New York-based Dr Amy Wechsler, an internationally lauded dermatologist and a skincare adviser to Chanel, is more passionate than most, having regularly visited the City of Light for almost three decades. Here, […]

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You don’t have to be a Le Cordon Bleu-level chef to appreciate Julia Child’s Paris. The bonne vivante, who taught the world how to cook French cuisine (or at least just appreciate it more), loved all aspects of her years in Paris, a city that showed her how to savour life in full. Much of […]

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August is when many Parisians head to the family coastal or country home, but in a way Paris feels like a resort itself, because it has a lovely, lazy, slow calmness to it. There’s the heat, too, of course (Cole Porter was surely thinking about August when he penned the lyrics ‘I love Paris when […]

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