Jardin du Luxembourg

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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Once upon a time, you could find two-star hotels all over Paris. These days, the old-school institution is a little like that other Parisian tradition of hard-boiled eggs displayed on a zinc counter — tricky to find, but worth the effort of tracking down. (On that note: When you’re next ambling along the market street […]

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Melbourne-based comedian, writer and actress Tegan Higginbotham doesn’t just have an inner Parisienne, she can look the perfect Parisian part, too — surely few women outside of the City of Light can wear a stripy top, red lip and tousled hairstyle as well as Tegan can. Her long-time obsession with all things Parisian led her […]

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The Iron Lady makes her magnificent presence known at regular intervals as you go about your Parisian day, but there are certain vantage points from where she appears at her most awe-inspiring … Square Rapp Venture past the swirling grille fence of this sweet little nook tucked behind Avenue Rapp, and you’ll score yourself a […]

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