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boats are docked on the river at sunset
Bedbugs and Other Paris Vermin | Paris Update
a woman walking down the road with a blanket over her head and a bag on her shoulder
Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration | Paris Update
a painting of people standing in front of a body of water with balloons on their heads
Exhibition review: Martial Raysse: Recent Works | Paris Update
an air france building with a clock on the top and windows above it's entrance
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
an artist's rendering of the paris cathedral and surrounding area, with people walking around
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
several canoes are lined up on the bank of a lake in front of some trees
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
PARIS UPDATE PRESS REVIEW This Week's Good Reads about Paris and France June 29, 2022By Heidi EllisonWhat's New Potpourri A lake in the Bois de Vincennes, one of the many sights to be seen while hiking the Sentier du Grand Paris. © Paris Update WALKING AROUND PARIS A 320-mile hiking trail around Greater Paris takes visitors to an astounding number of architectural and natural wonders. (National Geographic) RIGHT TO ABORTION “For all women, for human rights, we must engrave this acquir
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update French Government, France Info, Presidential Election, Social Democracy, Parliamentary Elections, Democratic Socialism
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
an old black and white photo of a cathedral
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
a door with a painting of a person wearing a hoodie
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
a pizza on a white plate with cheese and tomato sauce, ready to be eaten
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
a group of people standing on top of a wooden barrel
Review of Michelin Awards 2022, Paris | Paris Update
a man in a suit and tie standing at a podium with two flags behind him
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
two people are standing in front of the eiffel tower
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
black and white photograph of a man behind bars
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
an art installation in a building with multiple pieces of artwork on the walls and floor
Matt Coco exhibition in Aubagne, France | Paris Update
an old building with scaffolding around it
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
several loaves of bread sitting on top of a rack
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
a group of people riding bikes down a street next to trees with leaves on them
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Paris Art Week, FIAC, best French restaurants in London?, upcoming French presidential election, etc. Art Fair, The Visitors, Sculpture, The Past, Viewing Room, Lily
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two people sitting on the floor in a room
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a woman sitting at a table with a piece of cloth on her lap and writing
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
black and white drawing of people dancing in a crowded room with one man holding a baseball bat
Review of "Orchestre National de France " | Paris Update
Review of "Orchestre National de France " | Paris Update
a group of people standing next to each other in front of a crowd at an event
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
a wooden table sitting under a window next to a book shelf
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PARIS UPDATE PRESS REVIEWThis Week's Good Reads about Paris and FranceFebruary 10, 2021By Heidi EllisonWhat's New PotpourriArchitect Clément Lesnoff-Rocard’s “Island” house in Paris’s La Défense quarter. Photo: Simone BossiAn island in ParisContemporary architecture for an inward-looking apartment that cuts out the hustle-bustle of the city. (Dezeen)Help for starving studentsA restaurant in Paris is offering students with financial problems a full meal for only one euro. (Euronews)Fre
many people are walking around in the street with their umbrellas up and paintings on display
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PARIS UPDATE PRESS REVIEWThis Week's Good Reads about Paris and FranceFebruary 3, 2021By Heidi EllisonWhat's New PotpourriThe Place du Tertre in more carefree days. Wikimedia Commons. Photo: CyberjunkiePortrait penuryIn normal times, the Place du Tertre in Montmartre is clogged with tourists, but these are not normal times, and the square’s street artists are desperate for business. (The Guardian)Dining outSome restaurants in France are opening in spite of Covid-19 restrictions. (Eurone
a table topped with vases and busturines next to pictures on the wall
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
PARIS UPDATE PRESS REVIEWThis Week's Good Reads about Paris and FranceJanuary 27, 2021By Heidi EllisonWhat's New PotpourriA glimpse inside the apartment of an avid art collector, illustrator Pierre Le Tan, whose collection will soon be auctioned.Le Tan collectionThe art collection of the great French illustrator Pierre Le Tan (1950-2019) and a number of his own drawings will be sold at Sotheby’s in March, with estimates ranging from €100 to €50,000. (The Art Newspaper) (WWD)Lockdown sex
a black plate topped with lots of different types of food and garnishes
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
PARIS UPDATE PRESS REVIEWThis Week's Good Reads about Paris and FranceJanuary 20, 2021By Heidi EllisonWhat's New PotpourriA dish created at vegan restaurant ONA in Ares, France, whose chef(fe), Claire Vallée, has just been awarded a Michelin star.French cuisineMichelin announced its annual French restaurant awards this week and shocked the world by giving a vegan restaurant named ONA (for “Origine Non Animale”) in the town of Ares one star – this in a country where bacon was considered a v
an aerial view of the eiffel tower in paris, with trees and buildings surrounding it
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
PARIS UPDATE PRESS REVIEWThis Week's Good Reads about Paris and FranceJanuary 13, 2021By Heidi EllisonWhat's New PotpourriThe Place de l’Êtoile and the Champs-Élysées are set to go green. Image: PCA-StreamBeautifying ParisThe Avenue des Champs-Élysées (Elysian Fields) will look far more heavenly once Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s plans to turn it into a garden thoroughfare go through. (The Guardian)Out, damned plastic!Strict new rules to be implemented this year will severely cut back on t
a decorated wooden sleigh with candy canes and decorations on it's sides
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PARIS UPDATE PRESS REVIEWThis Week's Good Reads about Paris and FranceDecember 16, 2020By Heidi EllisonWhat's New PotpourriA giant Berlingot éclair from l’Éclair de Génie.French cuisineWhere to get the best Christmas bûches de Noël (yule logs) (Vogue). See also our article Holiday Dinners To Go.A proposed new law would make French ham healthier but not as nice to look at by banning the use of nitrites and nitrates. (The Connexion)Travel in FranceNight trains are back in Europe! (CNN)
a display in a store filled with lots of christmas decorations and decor on top of it
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
three men are walking together in front of a white background with the caption saint - saen's
Review of Saint-Saëns: Sonates & Trio | Paris Update
SAINT-SAËNS: SONATES & TRIOQuintessentially French Chamber MusicDecember 2, 2020By Nick HammondMusicCamille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) is a quintessentially Parisian composer. Born in the city, he went on to study at the Paris Conservatory before eventually becoming the organist at the glorious La Madeleine Church. Despite being a keen traveler, he lived in Paris his entire life.Saint-Saëns is perhaps unfairly considered an overly conservative composer because, even though he does not employ
a church in the middle of a snowy landscape with trees and buildings on either side
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
PARIS UPDATE PRESS REVIEWThis Week's Good Reads about Paris and FranceDecember 2, 2020By Heidi EllisonWhat's New PotpourriThe town of Bois d’Amont in the Jura. © Stéphane Godin / Jura TourismeChristmas in ParisFrance 24 shows us Galeries Lafayette‘s fabulous Christmas tree and explains how Covid has affected holiday shopping in Paris.French cuisineA marshmallow made by a good French chef is a work of art, nothing like those chewy, sickeningly sweet white pillows from the supermarket. Gas
two people walking down the street in front of an arch with lights all over it
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
an old pair of white shoes with ruffles on the bottom and heel, against a black background
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
PARIS UPDATE PRESS REVIEWAuctions, Commemorations and RestorationsNovember 18, 2020By Heidi EllisonWhat's New PotpourriThis silk slipper once greced Marie-Antoinette’s foot.A compendium of good reads about Paris and France in English.One tattered shoe: only $50,000A well-worn white slipper with a spool heel was auctioned off in France on Sunday for $50,000. What was the appeal? It belonged to Marie-Antoinette. CTV News reports.More Resistance heroesThe Local tells us about some little-
an oil painting of trees and buildings on a hillside
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
a pond surrounded by lush green plants and flowers
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
PARIS UPDATE PRESS REVIEWFrench Flowers, Food and FashionOctober 28, 2020By Heidi EllisonWhat's New PotpourriA compendium of good reads about Paris and France in English.French destinationsFarming on islands in a marsh by boat is difficult but makes for picturesque scenery and great birdwatching. Gastro Obscura visits an ancient and most unusual site in France: the Hortillonnages d’Amiens.French cuisineGastro Obscura also takes on the topic of French terminology on American menus in an
an aerial view of a courtyard with many people walking around and buildings in the background
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
a fountain in front of a large building with statues on it's sides and water spouting from the top
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
Paris Update Press Review in English | Paris Update
two people standing next to each other in front of plants and leaves on a pink background
Francophiles’ Guide to Quarantine Entertainment, vol. IX | Paris Update
As Paris beging to come back to life after lockdown, we look at things to do both outside (museums, gallerie) and inside (poetry, a lockdown film) the home.
an old painting with people holding hands
Cimabue and the Master of Vyšší Brod | Paris Update
Cimabue and the Master of Vyšší Brod | Paris Update
a woman with curly hair standing in front of a red background and the words reflexions sur la question antiisme
Delphine Horvilleur, French woman rabbi, looks at origins of anti-Semitism
Réflexions sur la Question Antisémite: One of only three woman rabbis in France, Delphine Horvilleur takes a fresh look at anti-Semitism.