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.

La Rentrée Littéraire Sept. 2005

September 20, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | Books

On the Prolixity of French Writers It’s time for that peculiarly French tradition: the rentrée littéraire. Every fall, when France comes back to life after the long summer holidays, an avalanche of new books is published, timed to be eligible … Read More

Café des Techniques

August 2, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Techniques for Eating Well A large model ship is the restaurant’s centerpiece. One of the loveliest places to have lunch in Paris is a well-kept secret. The Café des Techniques is housed in the Musée des Arts et Métiers (see … Read More

Lunching in the Market

July 26, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Bons Enfants Rouges Julien Cancoin, owner of La Rotisserie Enfants Rouges. One of the joys of Paris – and one that many tourists bypass – is its food markets, some of them permanent (e.g., the Marché d’Aligre, Marché Saint-Quentin) and … Read More

Objets Trouvés

May 31, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Potpourri

What Once Was Lost Now Is Found An employee stores some of the 500 objects turned in every day. All is not lost for those whose pockets are picked in the Métro or who lose an antique earring in the … Read More


May 24, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Moody Murat Jean-Louis Murat: too literary for commercial success? Photo: Jean-Louis Murat © EMI France/Labels Jean-Louis Murat, a poet, singer, songwriter and musician with a dark side, has a hard core of fans in France, but has never been able … Read More

Mathieu Boogaerts

May 17, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Minimalist Mathieu Mathieu Boogaerts, a song stylist with minimalist charm. Singer/songwriter/musician Mathieu Boogaerts’ new album, Michel (Tôt ou Tard), is deceptively simple and quietly seductive. His quirky singing style is sometimes reminiscent of that of Vincent Delerm, but Boogaerts is … Read More


May 3, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

New Chanson Française Juliette, once the French Harry Connick, Jr., has struck out in new musical directions. Photo: Lisa Roze Juliette Noureddine, better known as Juliette, made her name by singing in the tradition of French chanteuses like Edith Piaf … Read More


April 26, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

La Björk Française Camille: a French chanteuse with a difference. Photo: © EMI France Camille, a 26-year-old Parisian chanteuse who is being hailed as the “French Björk,” is confounding all the clichés about contemporary French music with her original second … Read More