Paris must be heaven on earth for bees. Think about all of the flowering parks scented with nectar and pollen like an alluringly perfumed Parisienne. There’s the Jardin du Luxembourg with its heady chestnuts. The Palais-Royal and its sweet lindens. The giddy rose garden at the Jardin de Bagatelle. The Tuileries’ ever-changing bouquets of flowerbeds. […]

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As of this week, all visitors to France*, aged 18 or over, require a pass sanitaire (health pass) — basically a QR code — for access to numerous spaces. These include: Cafés, restaurants, bars and nightclubs Theatres and cinemas Museums, libraries and cultural spaces Places of worship Theme parks, fairgrounds and zoos Stadiums, sports facilities […]

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August is traditionally the month when Paris shuts down, as locals take off to their coastal and country retreats, shuttering many shops and restaurants in their wake. While no longer the ghost town it once was at this time of year, Paris nevertheless still slows to a lazier pace in the final weeks of summer. […]

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