IIn the Ville Lumière as elsewhere, the absence of sunshine is synonymous with gloom and periods of depression. It’s really true: the barometer of our mood varies according to the whims of the sun. The proof is that, in Paris, where the gray is omnipresent, a sunny day is always a beautiful day…

Whether in Paris or elsewhere, the Parisian woman is keen on always being in the right place at the right time! Restaurants, bars, cultural or social events—she is aware of everything that is happening in her city and organizes her forays with savoir-faire.

Paris tours for couples in love! Suggestive paintings, sensual sculptures, cheeky bronze statues ...

Less than forty years old, but already an icon! Opened in 1977, the Centre Pompidou, often referred to as Beaubourg by Parisians, has become one of the liveliest and most visited attractions in the city. It’s a museum of course, but also a library, a place full of life, and with its multicoloured exterior designed by Renzo Piano, a unique monument in the heart of Paris. Six floors, unusual architecture and a view of the whole of Paris, which visitors love.

Everyone has their own way of being romantic! Here are some rides in Paris to choose from according to your romantic inclinations: aboard the iconic 2 CV, a Cruise on the Seine, a horse-drawn carriage, a pedicab and a tuk-tuk, a limousine or a bus…

Everyone has their own way of being romantic! While some might just enjoy sitting together on the terrace of the Café de Flore, others might prefer to stroll hand in hand through the maze of streets in the Latin Quarter or have their portrait drawn at Montmartre…

At the Musée d'Orsay, the Paris art museum housed in the former Orsay train station, Franco-Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón hosted an exceptional musical evening devoted to the capital. A number of prestigious artists came together to celebrate Paris, performing classical arias and legendary pop songs inspired by the City of Lights.

From one glass ceiling to another, the contemporary art bandwagon rolls into the familiar grounds of the Grand Palais, for the start of the annual FIAC art fair, 2014 October 22. This year the event hosted 68 galleries from 14 different countries, specializing in contemporary and emerging art. As usual, the fair was located across Paris. Its main gallery base was in the Grand Palais, with events in the Tuileries, the Jardin des Plantes, the Place Vendôme and on the banks of the Seine…

October 21 at 8 p.m., the place to be in Paris is the Opéra Garnier! I’m there with my fiancée Caroline to see Rain, the work by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, a major figure on the international choreographic scene. Sitting in the 15th row of the orchestra, Caroline is ultra elegant in her dress designed by Lagerfield for Chanel. All Paris is here. It’s just not possible to miss an opening night at the Opera, especially as it’s so difficult to be one of the happy few to receive an invitation. And, the evening will end with a platter of Oléron oysters at the Bar à Huîtres Garnier.

A great many people think that winter is synonymous with melancholy. The season ends the euphoria and softness of autumn and gives way to grey skies and somber landscapes. However, the Parisian sees things in a different light: she equates winter with the return of wonderful Parisian evenings, elegant vernissages and Beaujolais launchings. Whether on Avenue Montaigne, the top of the Eiffel Tower or in Montmartre, there’s no lack of wine-tasting evenings… This year, Beaujolais will be available on Thursday, November 20. Where should I take Caroline, my epicurean, fashion-conscious fiancée?

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