When we first posted the painting of the “Happy Negro (Au Nègre Joyeux)” above #12 Rue Mouffetard in the Latin Quarter,
We usually go to the cinema and let a film transport us into another world and time. But at The Grand Rex, simply entering its doors is a trip back to history in itself.
Craving some hard-to-find Mexican food in Paris? Girls Guide to Paris shares three of their favorite Mexican restaurants.
With Caroline Nin performing the classic songs of Edith Piaf, L'Étage bar brings you back to the Paris of the 1920s.
Chopin wrote of his 5th floor walkup, "You won't believe how nicely I live...many envy my view, but not the stairs"
A story of demolition and reconstruction, thrice-over.
Another one of my favorite Parisian passages is the Passage du Grand Cerf in the 2nd arrondisement, mostly because of the stark contrast between its beautiful interior and the reality of the sex shops just bordering the entrance on Rue Saint-Denis.
One of my favorite passages in Paris, the Passage Bourg L'Abbé still retains some of the imagery conjured up by Walter Benjamin's descriptions of the arcades in the 19th century. Places that blurred the line between interior and exterior, not just through the architecture but by the nature of the objects on display.
I came across this storefront today, at the intersection of Rue Vivienne and Rue de Petit Champs. As a New Yorker, I immediately got excited it was a remnant of something vintage, with its signage retained but usage abandoned. But space is premium in Paris and there's rarely an empty spot.