Paris Déco Off Lights Up Design World

PARIS--Five days and nights. 27,000 visitors. 77 showrooms. 23 pop-up showrooms. 14,000 free catalogs of 256 pages. 700,000 bookmarks. 65,000 invitations. 1,765,000 emails sent. 140 giant street lamps made by the Masters of Linen. A transparent cube installed on the Place de Furstenberg hosting different...

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A Breath of Fresh Air in French Art

PARIS--Last Wednesday night, despite a taxi strike and horrendous traffic, I was finally able to make it to the opening of a  wonderful exhibition of drawings and sculpture by the highly talented Anne Ferrer, who has been making unique inflatable works of soft sculpture for...

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What’s Hip and Hot in 2016

At InsiderFrance, it's our job to select the most exciting places, people, and events that are going to make a difference in 2016--whether you travel to France or not. Naturally, we are not going to stop you from returning to your tried and true favorites--whether...

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My Top Ten Outings for the Fall

PARIS--By October, our tans have faded and we are back to wearing boots and pants, if not parkas, pea coats and sweaters. Even if you see the odd pink coat in the store windows, we are already bracing for the rainy season and at last,...

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An Exclusive and Intriguing Visit of Versailles

PARIS, France—This month as I celebrate my 21rst year in France, I can think of no better way to enjoy the art and beauty of my adopted country than having an exclusive visit of the world’s most famous château and gardens—Versailles. By exclusive, I mean having...

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Monet’s Giverny Shows How to Cultivate Your Garden

GIVERNY, FRANCE--"One must cultivate one's garden. Il faut cultiver votre jardin." Voltaire's advice, given at the end of Candide, remains ever so relevant, especially when you visit the splendid garden created by the painter Claude Monet in Giverny--now open from April 1rst to October 31rst....

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Opening of the Louis Vuitton Fondation

In October 2014, the Fondation Louis Vuitton was unveiled next to the Jardin d'Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne, the famous park on the west side of Paris. The building was designed by the Canadian-American Pritzker Prize-winning architect- Frank Gehry.  Twelve large glass sails cover the...

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