• April in Paris: Flowers, Showers, Markets

    April showers, April flowers, April market produce that sings of “spring”…

    As everyone knows April is the month in Paris when “thrill” rhymes with “chill”.

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  • Wandering the Marais

    Another look at the Marais and Place des Vosges—our backyard—posted on, where I’m a European correspondent.

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  • Food Styling in Paris in March 2012: Paris Cookbook Fair 2012

    Join Denise Vivaldo and Cindie Flannigan, authors of The Food Stylist’s Handbook, for these two information-packed classes; demonstrating food styling techniques that will improve the look of your food photographs. Joining us will be special guests: photographer Alison Harris and author David Downie.

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  • Epiphany in Paris

    Epiphany is defined in many ways today, and most have little enough to do with religious tradition. Even those who know what the Epiphany is all about for Christians nowadays express their Epiphany scenes is different, novel ways.

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  • Paris Time Line Part One: Prehistory to 1572

    Paris Time Line: Paris is the modern capital of one of the world’s richest, most industrialized nations, yet traces of the city’s 2,000-year history still crop up everywhere you turn: Paris lives in the historical present. Pick a period or a historical theme, hit the streets and you’ll find something solid to transport you down a time tunnel of your own making.

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  • The Seine for All Seasons

    The Seine River is all about paradoxes. It’s the source of most of Paris’ drinking water—and its civilization—and a sewer…

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  • Paris' Top Chocolate and Pastry Makers

    Chocolate and pastries are irresistible any time of the year. But they are particularly addictive and tempting in cold weather.

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  • Exploring Three Ethnic Neighborhoods

    The center of Paris—the first 8 arrondissements—has so much to offer visitors that few stray outside this magic circle.

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  • Welcome to Wandering Paris

    Wandering France has a new page, Wandering Paris. It features the writing of Paris-based author David D. Downie.

    To celebrate the launch and the holiday season in Paris, we’re linking to the most reliable listing of Paris holiday markets, and to a recent article by David D. Downie about Christmas in Paris: ‘Tis the Season to be Feasting.

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