Archive for July, 2015


Hit the Beach!

Every summer since 2002, Paris closes off sections of its quais to traffic and transforms the riverbank along the Seine into “Paris Beach.” Paris Plage started up again a fortnight ago (July 19th) and will run through August 17th. Paris Plage runs roughly from the Louvre to the Pont de Sully, about 2 kilometers east. There is also […]

The Vomiting Man of Paris

Could I track down the location of an unusual Paris façade and unveil the story behind this building’s cover? I enjoy receiving unusual missions, and the one sent by a reader was atypical. “Somewhere in the 16e arrondissement is a building with a vomiting man sculpted into the façade,” he wrote. “Please can you tell […]

A Strange Sight

Recently as I approached the Villette ofCanal de l’Ourcq, I saw first one, then another adolescent jump into the canal. Green, and with bits of garbage floating in it, the questionable nature of the water proved no deterrent for energetic teen boys needing to cool off. I don’t wilt easily in heat, but I was […]

Bastille Day in Paris

There’s much to see and do on and around La Fête Nationale, aka Bastille Day, July 14th. This is a rundown of just some of the best options, including the dance parties, parade, and fireworks show, as well as some logistical tips on using public transportation, when you can legally drink alcohol on the Champ […]

Get Over It

Bridges of Paris arrived about a week ago and I was very impressed. Not only is it a comprehensive photo book with over 350 photos featuring 37 bridges, it is also a rich and fascinating history lesson. One interesting tidbit is the Passerelle Debilly bridge built in 1900 was the setting for real-life tale of […]

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