Picasso.Mania at Grand Palais

Paris' Grand Palais tributes super star painter Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) with an exhibition juxtaposing his work with paintings by artists inspired by him such as Pol Bury, Niki de Saint Phalle and Robert Rauschenberg (to February 29, 2016). There are plenty of Picasso paintings to see, but this exhibition is more ...


Philippe Halsman "Astonish Me!"

Marilyn Monroe is just one of the many celebrities, politicians, artists and intellectuals photographed by Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) during his stellar forty year career. "Philippe Halsman "Astonish Me!"at Paris' Jeu de Paume is a retrospective of one of the 20th century's most successful and creative commercial ...


Fragonard in Love

Fragonard Amoureux, an exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg, revisits Jean-Honore Fragonard (1732-1806)  considered one of the most important painters of the late Rococo period, who was popular with the courts of Louis XV and Louis XVI for his delicately pastel colored scenes of seduction, love and hedonism (to ...


Paris in Love

Alison Harris'  new photo book "Paris in Love" —ideal gift for Valentines Day— continues where Doisneau's famous "Baiser de l'hotel de ville" left off. This charming book of color photographs published by Parigramme, depicting Paris' romantic Seine, secret gardens, cafe terraces and park bench lovers, would make a ...


Warhol Unlimited

The ever popular Andy Warhol is revisited with a large exhibition at Paris' Musée d'art Moderne (until February 7, 2016). More than thirty years after his death the artist who said "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes" continues to be extremely famous. Recently his 1963 "Silver Car Crash" sold ...


English-speaking Paris

Moving Parts is back with play readings in a new location at La Ville d'Epinal located near the Gare de l'Est:  Sarah Eigerman,  "Being, Nothingness and Shopping" (Feb 21); Timothy Jay Smith  "Fire on the Island" (March 6) All readings are at 7:30pm. Free admission. Arrive between 7pm and 7.20 to get a drink and take a ...


Paris valentine with the midas touch

Okay, fellas, it's time to think about making an impression on Valentine's Day. You can do like every other guy in town and take the love of your life flowers. Or, you can score lots of  points by offering her a gift of the gods that's 18 karat gold.

In Paris, prices range from a couple of hundred Euros for a modest ...


Scorsese Paris Exhibition

Paris' Cinematheque Francaise pays hommage to Italian-American filmmaker Martin Scorsese with a retrospective exhibition drawing on items from his personal archives as well as those of Robert de Niro and Paul Schrader (until Feburary 14, 2016). The exhibition is divided into segments—"An Italian American Family," ...


Carnavalet Revisits Marais Rehab

The Marais, with its art galleries, hip restaurants and clothes shops, is one of the most trendy neighborhoods in Paris. But it hasn't always been that way. In the thirties many buildings on the south side of the Marais were deemed health hazards and destroyed. By the fifties most of its architectural masterpieces were ...


Paris' ten most romantic spots

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Pont des Arts Lovers photo:Bob Bishop
We all have our "favorites" as to where to play out our love stories, and a city like Paris has certainly scores of these. But remember that choosing the right time of day or night, the right season and the right weather can be as important as the "stage" itself, which should ...


Still Standing Tall

Did you hear the one about the lady who married the Eiffel Tower? No, really. Erika La Tour Eiffel had had other infatuations with objects, including Lance, the bow with which she became an archery champion, and the Berlin Wall. But, now in her late 30s, she tossed those over and promised  to love, honor, and obey the ...


Paris' Winter Sales 2016

There's no better way to start a new season in the fashion capital than with a whole new look. True, Paris can be pricy, but during the two yearly sales, prices are slashed to invite some healthy indulgence of retail therapy. The winter sales (called soldes in French) go to February 16.

Stores offer all sorts of ...

  

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