Interview: Leslie McAllister

I think my photos are usually about the tension between the real world (as captured in the photograph) and my painter’s desire to turn that world into the one I see in my head.

Interview : Renaud Maigne

Lors de mes nombreux voyages, ce qui me plaisait le plus, c’était lorsque j’étais invité chez l’habitant et que je découvrais les traditions locales. L’idée d’offrir à mon tour à des étrangers la possibilité de découvrir le mode de vie des parisiens autour d’une table m’est très vite venue à l’esprit.

Interview: Susan Paulson

The Five Senses of Paris is a travel experience for women. Where women would come together in Paris, with me, and experience Paris from a creative perspective. Where one could engage, or observe, the arts, ask questions and listen to authors, poets, chefs, and documentary film makers… recreating the salons of the 18th century.

Interview: Ann Mah

I’ve been lucky enough to live in Paris for four years because of my husband’s work (he’s a diplomat and we move often). My time in France isn’t permanent, but it will always be one of my spiritual homes. I love the sense of continuity here, the connection to land, terroir, food and history.

Maje – ma favourite Parisian brand

It’s also incredibly unpretentious, which is not what one would expect. A pleasant surprise. We all know the great (and ridiculously expensive) French brands but the reality is that we cannot all afford to pay €500 for blouse.

Secrets of a French paradise in Paris

The Luxembourg Palace, or ‘Luco’, as it is affectionately named, is set within its own majestic gardens and has been at the centre of French culture for centuries.

Ranting Frenchologist

Before France was France: what’s left of Lutèce

The Roman city was dubbed Lutetia, which the Gauls, who even then couldn’t be bothered to pronounce the final syllables of most words, immediately shortened to Lutèce. It spread out south from the Seine, covering the area now occupied by landmarks like the Sorbonne, the Jardins de Luxembourg and the restaurant Polidor, whose toilet dates from this period.