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Today's Essential Travel Tips For Paris

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.18.2017 | Travel
Kathleen Peddicord

A Few Of My Favorite Things About Paris France has always been serious about collecting tax revenues. Starting in the 16th century and continuing unt...

Touring the Louvre

Rick Steves | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Europe's greatest museum is the Louvre in Paris. It was a thrill to take our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour group there to enjoy its unforgettable col...

Attendance At The Most-Visited Museum In The World Is Down 20 Percent

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.25.2016 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. Tourism to Paris is in bad shape — and the city’s cultural institutions have been feeling the p...

As Goes Manila and Nairobi, So Goes Paris

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

When I last visited Paris, exactly two years ago, Charlie Hebdo, Bataclan, the Brussels and Istanbul airport attacks, and this year's other terrorist ...

'Green News Report' - June 7, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Tropical Storm Colin batters Florida, as Paris begins to dry out; Oil tra...

A French Street Artist Made The Louvre's Iconic Pyramid Disappear

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts

Visitors to the Louvre in Paris are being greeted with an unfamiliar sight: IM Pei's iconic glass pyramid, a Parisian landmark that has served as the ...

Ride the Wheel for a Fresh View of Paris

Rick Steves | Posted 05.12.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The Paris Ferris Wheel offers a 200-feet-high view of the City of Light from its location at the bottom of the Champs-Elysées. This transportable whe...

Hubert Robert: a Visionary Painter

Susan Jaques | Posted 03.08.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Though French artist Hubert Robert's name doesn't resonate like those of his compatriots Chardin and Fragonard, in his day he was celebrated for his poetic views of architectural ruins. Robert's diverse fans ranged from Louis XVI and Catherine the Great to Voltaire and Thomas Jefferson.

The Cemeteries Are Empty

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 02.17.2017 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

In 2010, I took a trip to Chicago to visit the Art Institute's new section on Matisse, titled 'Radical Invention'.

Rare Hieronymus Bosch Works Return to Den Bosch for 500th Anniversary

MutualArt | Posted 02.11.2017 | Arts

Jheronimus Bosch, The Last Judgement, ca. 1495-1505. Brugge, Stad Brugge, Groeningemuseum. Photo: Rik Klein Gotink and Robert G. Erdmann for the Bosch...

How Many of the World's Art Masterpieces Have You Seen?

MutualArt | Posted 12.31.2016 | Arts

As we turn to 2016, we resolve to do more traveling, with an eye to experiencing the most spectacular, awe-inspiring artworks on the planet.

Just Me and Mona -- Alone with Great Art

Rick Steves | Posted 12.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

In Italy, I've been all alone in a room full of Botticelli paintings, with Bernini's "Apollo Chasing Daphne", with Leonardo's "Last Supper", and with two masterful Davids: Donatello's and Michelangelo's. Each experience was a kind of artistic climax, leaving me craving a cigarette.

'An Artist Has No Home in Europe Except in Paris' -Friedrich Nietzsche

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.17.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

In the last few days, Paris has been in the news and on our minds for all the wrong reasons... tragic reasons. And still, there is no doubt that with its indomitable spirit and enduring troves of art and culture, the city -- and France itself -- will overcome.

Here Are The Locations Of The Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.19.2016 | World

France declared a state of emergency after multiple attacks in the Paris area with firearms and bombs late Friday left more than 100 dead and scores w...

Ai Weiwei In Paris

Simon Watson | Posted 10.27.2016 | Arts
Simon Watson

Here in the Tuileries, though, after I'd encountered a range of magnificent sculptures of all periods and parts of the globe, I felt was seeing these sculptures for the first time.

All The Evidence That Picasso Actually Stole The 'Mona Lisa'

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.21.2015 | Arts

In the early morning of Monday, Aug. 21, 1911, the world's most what is now the world's most famous painting, the "Mona Lisa," was stolen from its gla...

French Actress Marie Mouté is a New Yorker!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.25.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

French actress Marie Mouté. Photographer: Diana Ragland, Makeup: Agostina, Hair: Candace Bossendorfer, Wardrobe: Jordan Grossman. Marie's Website Ma...

Paris on Your Radar: Visit the City of Lights

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Jeryl Brunner

The culinary scene is expanding in unique ways. Food trucks owned by top chefs are a new phenomenon. Also, chefs at fine restaurants are preparing light dishes with local organic products

Paris: A Holiday That is Always With You

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.19.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Every time I visit Paris, I think about the way Hemingway referred to the City of Light as a "Moveable Feast." But I have to admit that I like the Russian translation of the title even more, "A Holiday That is Always with You."

French Idyll: One Visit, Three Voices (Part 1)

Pam Townsend | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel
Pam Townsend

Traveling is, by its nature, an intensely individual and personal experience. Whether one travels solo on a self-planned journey or as part of an organized group tour, the resulting experiences will be different for each traveler, based on interests, knowledge and temperament.

Prints Of Louvre Masterpieces Found Covered In Fungus

The Art Newspaper | Posted 08.14.2014 | Arts
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A collection of prints illustrating well-known works in the Louvre, rediscovered after years in storage at Ecuador’s Casa de la Cultura, during whic...

Nothing Quite Like Paris In The Springtime

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel

It's hard to find an angle or season that doesn't suit Paris. And while the city is spectacular in color, it seems like the sort of place that's just ...

4 Great Tips for Visiting Paris in Springtime

Budget Travel | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

With flowering public gardens and boulevards made for strolling hand-in-hand, this is the perfect time of year to visit the City of Light.

This New Paris Scavenger Hunt Is the Perfect Way to See the City

Jenna-Marie Warnecke | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Jenna-Marie Warnecke

When Daisy de Plume, the innovative force behind THATLou (Treasure Hunt At The Louvre), created her popular scavenger hunt in 2012, she didn't expect ...

6 Surefire Ways to Keep Your Kids Happy on Vacation (in Paris) While Enjoying It Yourself

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

This year we spent winter break in Paris with our (for lack of a less egregious word) tweens. It could not have gone better unless I could've eaten croissants at every meal without gaining weight and performed the Tango in the Tuieleries with Armande Assante. But I digress.