Want to get a mental head-start on your Paris trip? Then dive into one of these books set in or about Paris.
After the Louvre Museum, the Musee d’Orsay, is perhaps one of Paris’s most popular museums with visitors. Representing French artists and sculptors’ works produced between 1848 to 1914, this unique collection includes many of the Impressionist masters such as Monet and Renoir, but also the Romantic and Realists, the Nabists, […]
Some people are thrilled to spot movie stars. I like meeting writers – especially in difficult circumstances – like waiting in an excruciatingly long baggage check-in ‘service’ at the Moscow airport. Although I haven’t yet delved into Les Champs d’Honneur (which won a Goncourt prize in 1990, my first plan […]
In Nicolas Sarkozy’s book Testimony, he writes in clear and simple terms about the changes France needs to implement in order to secure its place as a world player. It’s no surprise that very little of this succinct plan mentions military issues because perhaps France’s greatest enemy is despair. Remembering […]
Trivia question of the day: Who is author of this statement? “Unlike in Britain, which remains the model of a parliamentary democracy, France has always found it difficult to balance the different branches of power. It either gives too much power to Parliament or it gives too much to the […]
Just because you aren’t in Paris doesn’t mean you can’t recreate Paris at home, especially if home happens to be San Francisco.