Read the Signs: Rue du Croissant in Paris

Here is a café where the world changed forever No, the name doesn’t pay homage to a breakfast pastry– it refers, in fact, to a shop sign that sported a crescent moon, and it hasn’t changed since 1612. But that… Continue Reading →

Before Disneyland Paris, there was Human Roulette and Drag Balls at the Lost “Magic City”

Dragons curled up under the bridge. Toboggans splashed Parisians in to the Seine, benches twirled, and wine flowed freely. It was a Saturday afternoon like any other at the “Magic City” of Paris, the long lost fun fair that was… Continue Reading →

Bacon en Toutes Lettres at Centre Pompidou Paris

As an undisputed trailblazer of the 20th century, Bacon’s raw, uncompromising large format depictions of contorted flesh and limb are as overwhelming as they are haunting. The Centre Pompidou approaches this new visit to his work, 23 years after his… Continue Reading →

Why People Dislike Jeff Koons’ Gift to Paris, According to a Prominent Figure in the French Art World

Learn more Subscribe to Le Point: get a digital subscription here, or a print subscription here. Whether or not they like Jeff Koons’ spectacular aestheticism, whether they are sensitive to the generosity of the gesture or struggle to see any link between these… Continue Reading →

French Homework: 10 Things to Do in Preparation for a First Visit to Paris

The time has come — it’s your first trip to Paris, and you’re in for an absolute treat. You’re also in for the ultimate heartbreak this magical little city will lay upon you forever when you have to catch your… Continue Reading →

Dining in Paris: Substance in the 16th Arrondissement

Every Parisian inhabits a city that’s all their own, or an edited map of the capital that reflects their habits, pleasures and aversions. Ever since I moved across the Seine from the Left Bank almost 20 years ago, my Paris… Continue Reading →

11 Places to Eat Alone in Paris

Dining alone, especially while in Paris, can be fantastic — as long as you find the right place to go. Restaurants that have mostly tables of four, big groups, shared tables, long waitlists (how dare that one woman take up… Continue Reading →

La Culture: Must-See Exhibitions in Paris Right Now

From Leonardo to Marie Antoinette, don’t miss the top shows in Paris Leonardo Forever at the Louvre Marking 500 years since his death, the Louvre presents an unprecedented retrospective of Da Vinci’s career. This is the mother of all Louvre… Continue Reading →

Jeff Koons Unveils His Controversial Tribute to Paris: “I Gave My Time, Three Years of My Life”

Learn more Subscribe to Le Point: get a digital subscription here, or a print subscription here. On October 4, 2019, a sculpture by Jeff Koons, Bouquet of Tulips, created in 2016 by the artist as a tribute to the victims of the 2015… Continue Reading →

Inside the Secret Parisian Warehouse where the French Presidents Go Furniture Shopping

Picture an IKEA warehouse – but make it chic – and add an inventory of priceless furniture, textiles and objects that date as far back as the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV, who indisputably raised the bar on… Continue Reading →


A few days ago I returned from Paris. And I cam back with a head full of inspiration and ideas. Why? Well, it was time to visit this autumn’s Maison & Objet show. The Maison & Objet fair in Paris is one of… Continue Reading →

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