Heidi Ellison

Heidi Ellison, a long-time Paris resident, is a freelance journalist specializing in art, travel and literature. Her articles have been published in dozens of international publications, and she has contributed to a number of guidebooks on Paris and France.

Paris Update Events 25.04.18

April 25, 2018 | By Heidi Ellison | Week events

May 5-8 Studio-hopping Artists living in the 20th arrondissement open their studios to the public during Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers d’Artistes du Père Lachaise. Various locations, Paris April 25-May 28 Great American director William Wyler is the subject of a retrospective … Read More

Brutus Creperie

Apart from the Crepe Crowd

April 25, 2018 | By Heidi Ellison | Restaurants

Most crepe restaurants seem more or less the same to me, even those known for using top-quality ingredients, like Breizh Café. My friend Terry recently introduced me to a creperie with a difference, however: Brutus on Rue des Dames in the 17th arrondissement.  Brutus distinguishes itself … Read More

Paris Update Events 18.04.18

April 18, 2018 | By Heidi Ellison | Week events

 April 11-May 25 The year that shook the world The festival La Révolution n’Aura pas Lieu presents films about, influenced by or made in 1968. Forum des Images, Paris Through May 16 Rainer Werner Fassbinder retrospective The entire œuvre of … Read More


Picasso's Cri de Cœur

April 11, 2018 | By Heidi Ellison | Exhibitions

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the painting of Picasso’s “Guernica,” Paris’s Picasso Museum has put together an absorbing exhibition that dissects the symbolism of the monumental work and explores in detail its genesis and influence.  “Guernica” was the Spanish-born … Read More

Paris Update Events 11.04.18

April 11, 2018 | By Heidi Ellison | Week events

April 13-15 Rare book fair Some 150 bookshops with present their latest and rarest discoveries at the Salon du Livre Rare, including the recently found Proust questionnaire pictured above. Grand Palais, Paris April 14 Travel yarns Travel fanatics get together at … Read More