The trench coat might have had very British beginnings — it was pioneered by Burberry in the early twentieth century, and so named during World War I when soldiers wore the protective garment as an alternative to greatcoats — but the wardrobe classic is these days better known as a staple of all stylish Parisiennes. […]

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Paris is a dream city for artistic types. There are the countless museums of all kinds, of course, but the city itself is also art, a vision worthy of capturing in a gilded frame. The beauty of Paris has long inspired artists, and even though the days of, say, Impressionism are long gone, the city […]

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Think French cuisine and the dishes that first come to mind are probably the likes of foie gras, coq au vin, frog legs and snails … But vegetarians and vegans need not be wary of dining out in Paris anymore, because plant-based eating has captured the imagination of foodies all across the city. For starters, […]

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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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