How to spend an arty night

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Join the 9th edition of the European Night of Museums

Alain Ducasse at war against microwave cooking

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A new French label shows quality restaurants

Starwars against Starbucks

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Keeping Paris like paradise

Be my guest!

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A French Folly

Trains to Versailles decorated like the Château

The sound of music

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Let's celebrate 30 years of Fête de la Musique

Mr. and Mrs. Normal

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The end of the

Missing Monet

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A legal conflict pits two of the wealthiest French families against each other

Don’t just hang out, be a good tourist!

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Creative Paris: A special website for active tourism

La Chandeleur: It’s crêpe day !

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Where to eat the best crêpes in Paris

Autolib: clean, green, chic and cheap

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Paris launched today short-term car hire program

The card for clever tourists

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Restopolitan card: pay for one, eat for two!

“Hearing everything and telling nothing”

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The professional secret of an endangered species

The Best of Lebey

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70 Parisian adresses not to be missed

Music in the Metro

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How musicians can pass an audition for a coveted license

Amélie’s wine

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Paris grape harvest started

Not rocket science any more

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The Vélib’ services have been improved

Who needs a palace while in Paris?

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Four Paris hotels crowned with new distinction

Six ways of buying wine in Paris

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It is all about intel

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The dinner of the century

Imagine the setting: Châteaux de Versailles, gallery of Battles. Imagine about 70 tables with finest china set on mirrors instead of tablecloths reflecting the sumptuous ceiling of the gallery. Imagine then 60 grand chefs, the best from all over the world, cooking only for you.

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Green is the color of hope

Times of Louis XVI, who preferred to powder his nose instead of taking a bath, are definitely over. Today, the average Parisian is a very clean person. He (and she in particular) easily uses 100 litres of water every day.

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Finally an angel crossed his path

What exactly are you looking for? For the hippest place with the most beautiful of the beautiful people, for a stunning dining room, for one of the nicest terraces in town and for food that is strikingly delicious? Welcome to the Minipalais. This is your place.

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You've gotta get it!!!

That’s what you can call perfect matchmaking: Chanel and Colette teamed up for combined pop-up store during the Paris fashion week. Imagine a blend of the classy and the cool.

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Dinner is ready!

You said cookbook fair? Yes, a fair only for cookbooks. For the second time and over four days, cookery enthusiasts meet in Paris for an international cookbook show to share what they love most: cooking skills, culinary ideas and recipes.

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Michelin's Last Judgement

Some didn’t sleep well because of the Oscars, others were worried about their stars. The Michelin Guide released details today. Not a single restaurant in France got a new third star. There are some winners in Paris though.

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Of Gods and Men and the French Film Family

And the winner is….? The French Oscar, the César for the best film, goes to the film, that makes everybody cry: "Of Gods and Men", Xavier Beauvois’ gripping tail based on the real-life tragedy of seven French monks.

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Bongo's peanuts

Everybody loves Paris. And so does Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba, son of Omar Bongo and freshly “elected” dictator of Gabon. That’s why just after taking office, Bongo purchased a lavish townhouse in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

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French chefs are going to war!

The chosen few of French chefs are demanding more marketing to promote French cuisine around the world and defend their mutual values and convictions.

French chefs are going to war!

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15 star-studded chefs created the “Collège Culinaire de France” to promote French cuisine

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Strictly haughty, never naughty

For several days Paris has been the fashion planet again: Christian Dior kicked off the Paris haute couture season on Monday. Yesterday, Valentino did the showdown. And now all is over, for a few weeks only.

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My night with Monet

This is your last chance to visit the historic exhibition at the Grand Palais: it'll be open day and night from now on, closing on Monday, 24th of January, at 10 pm. Take a chance!

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Nice Surprise

Roma Polanski is back. Yesterday evening the Polish-French film director was honoured for his film “The Ghost Writer” earning him a “Best Director” nod at the Paris Lumiere Awards.

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Shopping Madness

Which is the most important day in the life of a Parisian? Her wedding day? The day she moves in her new apartment? Wrong. The most important day is called “les soldes”, the sales.

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New Year's Eve in Paris!

You’ve always dreamt of spending New Year’s Eve in Paris? The day you really do it, don't expect fireworks, I'm sorry to tell you. Your hopes will definitely be dashed.

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Oysters on a holy night

Once upon a time, when traditions were intact and people weren’t living globally but just in their own proper village, they shared customs without debate. These days are gone, yet in a funny way Paris stands quite firm when it comes to Christmas eve and the highly important question: What should we have for dinner?

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Meet Michael Jackson

Still looking for a special Christmas gift? What about a never-seen-before portrait of Michael Jackson? Tomorrow, on 13th of December, several portraits of the legend of pop taken by French photographer Arno Bani will be auctioned in Paris.

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A Winter’s Tale

The French capital is under siege right now, you wouldn’t believe your eyes: is this Davos? Courchevel? Austria? It’s Paris – covered with a beautiful blanket of snow.

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Chill out with Monet

Everybody loves Monet. The old, the young, even the dogs! Looks like our four-legged friends somehow have a better understanding of the painter.

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Another Bastille Day

First of December, strangely, is this single day of the year when AIDS is on our minds. A lot of iconic landmarks across the world were bathed in red light yesterday marking Worlds AIDS Day. In Paris, the city hall has been chosen to symbolize the battle against the disease.

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The naked emperor

Sometimes, I have to confess, I feel a bit sorry for President Nicolas Sarkozy. You don’t agree? Come one, don’t be so hard with him, imagine for one second being in his shoes.

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The price of beauty

Have you ever dreamed of moving to Paris? Or at least dreamed of a "pied à terre", as the French call a second home? Just a tiny little apartment under the roofs of Paris with a view on the Eiffel Tower? Something modest, adequate, but still romantic?

The price of beauty

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Paris housing prices are beating all records

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Cooking under the watchful eye of Moscow

France is a country full of strange things and habits. One of them is the famous MOF. Pardon me? MOF, yes. It's about people who really know what they're doing.

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Join the everlasting meal

What is the common point between the scene on the photo right here and, let’s say, Azerbaijani carpet weaving? No idea?

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Michel Houellebecq finally wins the Goncourt!

He did it: Michel Houellebecq finally succeeded in killing himself. Over and finished. The writer is dead.

Photo: Thomas Samson, AFP

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The Art of Eating Whale

My concierge often tells strange stories. She knows everything about everyone in the quartier. The other day she told me that she has seen a man imprisoned in an apartment, who, twice a day, lowers a basket.

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Salon du Chocolat goes green

In Paris chocolate is green this year. I’m not kidding. The Salon du Chocolat, that opened its doors yesterday, sets this year the trend of Ethics and Chocolate.

Photo: AFP François Guillot

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Where is this leg going?

FIAC, the contemporary Paris art fair, is over. And this is not bad news. Four days are enough. Let’s stop the fuss and let the circus move on.

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The Art of being Part of the Art

Paris in fall is a funny thing: the tribes are relieving one another. The fashion people just left the city. Now the arty ones are here. FIAC is on schedule, the International Contemporary Art Fair.

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