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Street art selfies in Paris

In an amazing juxtaposition of old and new, French street artist JR has taken over Le Pantheon, covering its ceiling, floor and cupola in a sea of black-and-white portraits.
Read more… 26 June 2014


The proposed metro makeover every Parisian is talking about

A bold plan could transform the city’s long-abandoned underground stations into swimming pools, art galleries – even a discotheque.
Read more… 11 February 2014

In today’s Paris, cutting-edge art, culture and cuisine

Old Masters, move aside: thanks to a contemporary art renaissance, the City of Light beams with 21st-century galleries, museums, even restaurants.
Read more… 25 January 2014


World's largest graffiti exhibit

One hundred street artists are taking over a nine-storey social housing tower in Paris for 30 days before the building’s demolition in November.
Read more… 10 October 2013

The Passport blog

Paris' Notre Dame turns 850

In the year of the Parisian cathedral’s 850th anniversary, a look back reveals religious upheaval, a dare-devilish high-rise artist and a grisly pack of wolves.
Read more… 24 April 2013


An Egyptian wonder reopens in Paris’ north

The Louxor, a legendary cinema that is decorated with scarab beetles and mosaic columns, should be on any visitors list of interesting – and quirky – Parisian sites.
Read more… 18 April 2013


Paris’ art world is in full bloom

Travellers visiting the French capital this winter can make like its spring at an exhibition that unites Delacroix’s flower paintings with contemporary floral sculptures.
Read more… 18 February 2013

Five original Eurostar breaks

Beyond Paris and Brussels, here are five high-speed train trips you may not have considered, from hot springs with history in Germany to skiing in the French Alps.
Read more… 23 November 2012


The Louvre gets a new look

The iconic Paris museum continues to link heritage and innovation with a new golden-hued wing dedicated to Islamic art.
Read more… 15 November 2012


Paris, a global street art capital

With its first wave of street art appearing in the 1980s, today the French capital is home to exciting works by both home-grown talent and international street art superstars.
10 October 2012

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