Paris Update Press Review

This Week's Good Reads about Paris and France

June 2, 2021By Heidi EllisonWhat's New Potpourri
Notre Dame’s gargoyles are now adoptable. Photo: Sharon Mollerus/<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creative Commons</a>
Notre Dame’s gargoyles are now adoptable. Photo: Sharon Mollerus/Creative Commons
Adopt a gargoyle

Anyone can contribute any amount to the restoration of Notre Dame’s treasures after the great fire by donating to the Friends of Notre Dame’s fundraising campaign. (Hyperallergic)

Call My Agent star reveals all

Liliane Rovère, who played Arlette on the hugely popular series Call My Agent, talks about her charmed life as a jazz fan, actor, Chet Baker’s lover and much more. (The Guardian)

Onscreen smokers

The French don’t seem to have gotten the message about the dangers of smoking: in 90 percent of the country’s films, characters are still shown puffing away. (The Local)

“Communal” art

A look at artworks produced during the revolt known as the Paris Commune in commemoration of its 150th anniversary. (Hyperallergic) And Bruno Braquehais‘s photos documenting the event. (Hyperallergic)

Fancy burger joint

The PNY (Paris-New York) chain looks to retro American diners for the design of its Paris burger joints as burger mania continues to spread in the French capital. (Dezeen) 

High-speed news

The new TGV M, with a super-streamlined design, will go into service in time for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. While not faster than its predecessor (320 km/h), it will be modular, more environmentally friendly and made with mostly recyclable materials. (Euronews)


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