June 19, 2007 | By Paris Update | What's New Potpourri

Mutata’s Realm Beyond Mutata Theziri – actor, clown, musician and puppeteer – tells stories about ogresses and other creatures in his hybrid theater. To the east of Père Lachaise Cemetery – beyond the 70,000 dead, among them many famous writers, … Read More

The Art of French Cooking

December 12, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Potpourri

A la Carte Cooking Classes Muriel Foucher of Marguerite’s Elegant Home Cooking supervises a student’s technique. Anyone who wants to take a cooking course in Paris has a wealth of choices, ranging from the famed Cordon Bleu and the Ritz … Read More

Les Halles update

January 17, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Potpourri

To Market, To Market Seura’s overview of what the new Halles quarter will look like, from the Bourse du Commerce (bottom) to the Cdntre Pompidou (top). Back in the 12th century, a marketplace was built on a former swamp in … Read More

Ca Se Visite

January 10, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Potpourri

Belleville Up Close and Personal One of Belleville’s bucolic passageways. Belleville, a neighborhood full of unexpected charms, straddles two of Paris’s double-digit (19th and 20th) arrondissements, far from the city center. It remains practically unknown to tourists, and the residents … Read More

The Essence of Style

November 15, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Potpourri

Black Is So 17th Century Plus ça change…. There may be nothing new under the sun, but the Sun King himself had plenty of nouveautés up his billowing sleeve. Almost everything we know about fashion today, according to Joan DeJean’s … 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

Maison de Radio France

May 10, 2005 | By Paris Update | What's New Potpourri

A Modern Relic Preserved Architecture Studio’s winning design for the €240 million renovation of the Maison de Radio France. Debate over Paris’s architectural landscape rages on. Following a general outcry against Mayor Bertrand Delanoë’s choice of David Mangin’s inoffensive design … Read More


May 10, 2005 | By Paris Update | What's New Potpourri

Every Dog Will Have His Daycare Above: Romeo, a Canicrèche boarder, peeps out of the exercise room. Below: the boutique. It seems strange that no one has ever done it before in this city where the canine is king, but … Read More