November 5, 2013 |
During a recent visit to Paris I made my first pilgrimage to a Disney theme park outside the United States. For years I have been reading about the majestic beauty of the Magic Kingdom-style park at Disneyland Paris, the dysfunctional violation of all things Disney that is Walt Disney Studios next door and the promise of what the future holds for both parks. TOP 10: Disneyland Paris | Walt Disney Studios So let's step back for a moment and take a long, hard look at what's right, wrong and next at the two theme parks serving as Disney's European outpost in France.
November 20, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO PARIS From LAX, Air France and Air Tahiti Nui offer nonstop service to Paris, and Delta, American, KLM, Lufthansa, British, Continental and US Airways offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $416, excluding taxes and fees. Pierre Hermé, 72 Rue Bonaparte, Paris; 011-33-1-43-54-47-77, http://www.pierreherme.com . Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Café Lenôtre, 10 Avenue des Champs Elysées, Paris; 011-33-1-42-65-85-10, http://www.lenotre.com . Open noon-10 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays.
October 10, 2013 |
Like cats after the cream, Parisians are flocking to a new cafe whose centerpiece is not food but felines. Le Café des Chats , which opened a little more than two weeks ago in the 3 rd arrondissement in the heart of the City of Light, was an instant hit and has been reluctantly turning away those who arrive without reservations. The attraction, besides an elegant but simple menu that last weekend featured a 20-euro ($27) menu that included freshly squeezed orange juice and eggs scrambled with chanterelle mushrooms, are the furry denizens (10 females, two males)
April 12, 2013 |
This post has been corrected. See below for details. The gavel came down on 70 sacred Hopi Indian masks at the Drouot auction house in Paris on Friday, generating $1.2 million for the owners and auctioneers - and anger and emotional cries from protesters who said it was a sacrilege that violated tribal rights and the Hopi religion. The Associated Press reported that the auction proceeded after a French court rejected requests from the Hopi tribe and U.S. government to stop the sale; in its ruling, the court said that U.S. laws governing the sale of Native American religious objects are not applicable in France.
June 6, 2010 |
Colette draws them to Paris Susan Spano has done it again! What a great article on Colette ["Chez Colette," May 30]. It made me want to rush to the local bookstore and then catch a plane to Paris, taking along a book bag. I plan to take Spano's story along on my next trip to the City of Light. It will be a great guide. Richard Mason, Redondo Beach Thank Susan Spano for the fascinating article about Colette's life in Paris. For more than one reason, it made me eager to return to Paris.
September 19, 2013 |
Bake a little, eat a little and learn a lot about food, wine and French pastries in a class for English speakers offered by Paris-based Le Foodist. Participants learn the basics of authentic pastry skills in baking sessions that are part storytelling, part tasting and part technique. Sweet Stories at Le Foodist starts with the task of preparing pate-a-choux, the pastry used in eclairs, cream-puffs and the like. From there, it's making pastries, then sitting down to a tea to sample the creations.