Posts Tagged ‘film’

Audrey Hepburn in Paris

I always picture Audrey Hepburn in Paris. Even though she never lived there. Even though her first breakout movie was….

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Things to Do in Paris: The Ultimate Movie Night

Cinema is considered the seventh art in France and plays an essential role in French cultural life. There is even a (fantastic) museum dedicated to art on celluloid, the Cinémathèque Française, and great artists like […]

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Tour of Paris: Lights, Camera, Paris!

Paris can’t help its cinematic nature. Just look at her—she’s gorgeous! Each picturesque corner, whether you are wandering the Latin Quarter or circling the Place Vendôme, begs the question: haven’t I seen this in […]

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Must-see Paris: Medusa, by Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer, at the Musée d'Orsay

Must-See Paris: Fantasy and la Femme Fatale

Do you love old Hollywood horror, film noir and Frankenstein? Are you a fan of gothic fashion? Or do you just relish devils, vampires and…

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Shops in Paris: books at LibrairieScaramouche

Shops in Paris: Librairie Scaramouche

On a rainy afternoon, I find myself with a little free time before a rendezvous at le Centre Pompidou to see the Salvador Dalí exhibition, which at the time is on display for only a few more weeks. As I aimlessly stroll the streets of the 3rd Arrondissement, a small librairie suddenly catches my eye. Librairie Scaramouche, one of the many little shops in Paris, has been around for more than a decade.

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Official! The Best French Film Ever Made

Every French cinema fan can tell you: it’s the greatest Paris love story ever filmed. In every way, Les Enfants du Paradis (The Children of Paradise) is a legend, which is why the Cinémathèque Française is now giving it a special exhibition. They have assembled hundreds of photos, costumes, clips, posters, letters, scripts, scores—even one full-size replica of a set. But there’s no point urging you to see the exposition until you have seen, or reseen, the film itself. Once you’ve been spellbound by its timeless drama, you’ll make straight for the Cinémathèque.

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Wanderlust in Paris: A New Kind of Paris Nightlife

Right now throughout Paris, you will find flyers with the word “Wanderlust” littered throughout the streets and plastered on surfaces. For days, I could not figure out what this mysterious Wanderlust implied until I stumbled upon the answer while at an exhibition in the Cité de la Mode et du Design. Having an espresso in the museum café, I noticed a DJ setting up on the terrace outside, surrounded by an outdoor bar and hundreds of plastic lounge chairs. I realized this was Wanderlust, a new addition to Paris nightlife.

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Getaways in the South of France

If you’re looking to explore France beyond its capital, I suggest you head south. While the Côte d’Azur is renowned as one of the chicest beach getaways in the south of France, there is much more to discover. I recently found myself in a smaller town just outside Nice called Valbonne, where I was surrounded by stunning gardens filled with cyprus trees and olive trees, and where the dramatic hills were filled with tiny tospy-turvy streets somehow meant to accommodate two lanes.

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Leslie Caron: A French Legend Shares Her Life

St. Germain-des-Prés is as famous for bookshops as for literary giants, names like Miller and Hemingway, de Beauvoir and Boris Vian. Last month the movie…

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Meet the Biggest Movie Stars in France: Cinema Magic in a Monument

As well as attracting the screen’s biggest stars, Paris herself is a movie queen. You can’t live here without tripping over film sets (and their visiting stars) at least once a week. Historic or romantic sites gain plenty of regular pay this way. Le Dôme Café in Montparnasse, for instance, closes one day every week just for cameras; the now-closed Porte des Lilas metro stop is unused except for movies and ads.

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