Pizza Envy: A Tale of Two Hoods

It’s too much to expect Paris to have great pizza, too, yet decent single-serving, thin-crust pizza can be found in many residential neighborhoods in...

Waterfront hoofin’ in Paris

Those visiting Paris in late July and August are well aware of the existence of Paris Plage, the 5-week beach along the Seine. Much less well known and less visited by foreign visitors is the Paris Plage extension along Bassin de la Villette in 19th arrondissment.

Street Talk: Boys Will Be Boys, the Pissoirs of Paris

Pissoirs and vespassiennes, the scantily hidden public urinals that so defined the streets, squares and parks of Paris from the late 1830s to the early...
Caroline Hoarau-Beauval - cofounder of ArchiTrip at Bibliotheque Francois Mitterrand-GLK

ArchiTrip: Tours of 20th- and 21st-Century Paris

An encounter with Christine Hoarau-Beauval, cofounder of ArchiTrip, a Paris-based company offerings tours of 20th and 21st century architecture and urban planning that help travelers and residents understanding the evolution of Paris beyond the 19th-century upheavals of Baron Haussmann.

In Search of a Jewish Quarter: Rue des Rosiers and the Jewish Food...

When visiting rue des Rosiers in the Marais are travelers correct in thinking that they are actually visiting “the Jewish quarter”? Is the presence of Semitic fast food and a few Judaica shops a reflection of a vibrant local community, of successful ethnic marketing or of a combination of the two? Let’s take a look at what’s there.

Reinventing Paris:  Innovative Urban Plans Go Forward

Urban planners in the French capital don't spend all their time imagining how to refurbish old buildings. There's also new, innovated work on the drawing board, including 23 projects that have just been given the green light by the mayor of Paris.

On the Champs-Elysées: Dining à la car(te)

Corinne LaBalme test drives the Fall 2014 menu at Renault’s newly re-conditioned showroom/restaurant on the Champs-Elysées. * * * When car-conscious journalists showed up at Renault’s Paris showroom for a press conference about the 3rd Generation Twingo last month, the F-word (femme) was on everybody’s lips.

Seduction, Wealth and the Skirt-Chasers of the Marais

Thirza Vallois recounts tales of seduction and wealth and the skirt-chasers of the Marais, including Victor Hugo, DSK, a duke, a king and a playwright.

Life and Death in Eastern Paris: Touring Belleville and Père Lachaise Cemetery

Allison Zinder of Paris on the Edge and Gary Lee Kraut of France Revisited have joined forces for a series of original and good-humored walking tours in the off-beat eastern neighborhoods of Paris, including this curious exploration of Belleville and Père Lachaise Cemetery, with a delicious lunch stop in between.

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Award-winning travel writer and editor Gary Lee Kraut is the go-to guy for individuals and agencies seeking personalized tours, events and advice in Paris and throughout France.

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