Venise sous Paris

February 3, 2016 | By Heidi Ellison | Tales of la Ville

Dressing UpIs the Best Revenge At Venise sous Paris. All photos on this page by Audrey O’Reilly. It was billed as the “party of the century”: a Venetian Carnival ball to be held at the end of January in a … Read More

Boulevard Macdonald

October 1, 2014 | By Helen Stokes | Tales of la Ville

Urban Mutation in Paris: Birth of a Shiny New Quarter A lone banker on his cellphone in the glass bridge between buildings. Anyone who remembers Boulevard Macdonald as it was a few years ago might want to pay a visit now … Read More

Overheard in Paris

July 9, 2014 | By Paris Update | Tales of la Ville

Book Lovers in Paris Overheard at the Lydia Davis reading at Shakespeare & Company on Monday evening: Young American woman: “I wish I liked Bukowski’s writing better than I do, because I love his name.” Older American man: “I’ve read … Read More

Golf Drouot

March 4, 2014 | By Heidi Ellison | Tales of la Ville

Rocking to aNostalgic Beat Henri Leproux, founder of the Golf Drouot, with Johnny Hallyday and Eddy Mitchell. © Jean-Louis Rancurel Last week, a little-known (outside of France) clan gathered in the City Hall of Paris’s ninth arrondissement to celebrate its … Read More

Please, Don’t Come In

May 17, 2010 | By Nick Hammond | Tales of la Ville

Just because books are old doesn’t mean they are worth thousands of euros. Photo: Nick Hammond In an age where so many independent businesses, even in Paris, are being overtaken by chain stores, I recently visited a small bookshop in … Read More

Bandes Dessinées

June 16, 2009 | By Paris Update | Tales of la Ville

The bande dessinée section in any Paris bookshop is bound to be packed. Photo: J. Gascoigne Walk into any large bookshop in Paris, and you are sure to find one section full of people with their noses buried in books, … Read More