Recently, the press in France – and especially in other countries – has been whipped up to a frenzy with stories about Paris being infested by bedbugs (punaises de lit in French). After all, nothing energizes commentators writing about other … Read More
NEW PARIS HOME FOR GIACOMETTI The Fondation Giacometti has announced that in 2026 Paris’s Gare des Invalides will become the new home for its permanent collection of the sculptor’s work, temporary exhibitions and an art school open to all. (ARTnews) … Read More
VAN GOGH IN PARIS The great Vincent van Gogh, who arrived in Paris in 1886 and befriended Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, claimed the city did him “a world of good.” (Literary Hub) CUTTING-EDGE BOOKS For the first time, a Frenchwoman, Annie … Read More
Wallace Fountains are among those elegant touches on Paris’s urban landscape that visitors marvel at and photograph without really knowing what they are or how they got there. In fact, they are perfectly functional public drinking fountains that combine practicality … Read More
GREENING NOTRE DAME The new landscape design, by Bas Smets, for the environs of Notre Dame calls for more greenery, a cooling system for the parvis and an underground archaeological museum in a former parking lot. (The Guardian) THE SPIRIT … Read More
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