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The Belle Juliette’s secret garden
and chic terrace are open!
23rd March 2015

We've been wanting to tell you about this for a while but - shhhhh! - it was top secret... After...

The new bells of Notre-Dame on show until 25th February 2013
6th February 2013

Freshly arrived on two trucks - over 52 tons and nearly 30 metres in length - the nine new bells...

22nd Night of the Stars from 10th-12th August 2012
10th August 2012

The Nuits des Etoiles is the only time of year to see the shooting stars of the Perseids, with several...

An architectural walk in the 16th arrondissement
27th June 2012

OK, we admit it - you don't often see us in the 16th arrondissement, perhaps because it's very residential and...

Xmas craziness at the Parc Floral de Paris
until 8th January 2012
22nd December 2011

So who had the bonkers idea of dressing up Xmas trees as Asterix, Shrek and The Simpsons? The Paris Scool...

An ephemeral eco-friendly garden in front of the
Hôtel de Ville from 13th June – 14th July 2009
12th June 2009

This temporary garden in an extraordinary setting has become an annual institution. There to spread the word about respecting the...

Gay Pride 2009 in Paris 27th June
11th May 2009

From Montparnasse to Bastille, this is one of the biggest outdoor events of the year in the city, and certainly...

Julie & Julia – 50s Paris and Meryl Streep!
8th May 2009

Just a quick post today (it's a public holiday in France) to mention Julie & Julia starring Merly Streep in...

Fête de la Nature – a nature festival in Paris,
16th & 17th May 2009
7th May 2009

It may not look like there are many green spaces in central Paris, but the city is green nonetheless: combine...

This is Paris!
29th November 2007

A quick photo of one of the odder events we've attended here recently... (more…)