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.

Die Fledermaus

And the Band Played On

March 20, 2019 | By Heidi Ellison | Music

A sparkling production of Johann Strauss the Younger‘s Die Fledermaus by the Academy of the Paris Opera is being performed at the MC 93 theater in the Paris suburb of Bobigny before touring four French cities. With a terrific cast … Read More


Korean Comfort Food

March 13, 2019 | By Heidi Ellison | Restaurants

I don’t know how many times someone has encouraged me to try a “great” Korean restaurant in Paris. Each time, I found them to be not bad but exactly the same as all the others, with cook-your-own meats on the … Read More

Il Bacaro

A Taste of Venice

March 5, 2019 | By Heidi Ellison | Restaurants

“It was exactly as it is in Italy,” said an Italian client to chef Eleonora Zuliani as she was leaving Il Bacaro, a Venetian restaurant hidden away on a quiet side street in Paris’s 11th arrondissement. She was absolutely right.  Zuliani, … Read More

Celle que Vous Croyez

Woman on the Edge

March 5, 2019 | By Heidi Ellison | Film

The latest vehicle for French actress Juliette Binoche is Celle que Vous Croyez (Who You Think I Am), directed by Safy Nebbou and based on the novel of the same name (reviewed here) by Camille Laurens. Binoche plays Claire, a 50-year-old literature professor … Read More