It’s Paris Marathon Time Again

It’s Paris Marathon Time Again and so we asked marathoner and writer Shari Leslie Segall (who has run and completed 30 marathons, including 23 in Paris) how and why she (and nearly 59,999 others) continues to run the Paris Marathon…
ABCs of life in France – Q to Z

The ABCs of life in France In my 33rd year in Paris, here is an ABCs of life in France (the French call that an abécédaire, from the Latin abecedarium, which gave us the English rarely-used-outside-of-academia “abecedary,” which is sometimes…
Black History Month in Paris

Black History Month in Paris Black History Month is each February. This year 2019 is particularly poignant as it marks the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in America. Although France is certainly not without racism quite a number…
Foujita life works

Japanese artist Foujita’s life, even though he lived in the earlier 20th century, has parallels with today’s expats. He too came from afar to settle in Paris and be inspired by our lovely city. The Maison de la Culture du…
France’s 2019 commemorations

A selection of France commemorations and important dates in 2019 30 years ago – 1989 Georges Simenon died. Simenon was Belgian by birth but spent much of his life in France and his character Detective Maigret was much appreciated by…
ABCs of life in France – I to P

The ABCs of life in France In my 33rd year in Paris, here is an ABCs of life in France (the French call that an abécédaire, from the Latin abecedarium, which gave us the English rarely-used-outside-of-academia “abecedary,” which is sometimes employed to…