Barbara Pasquet James

Vaux-Le-Vicomte At The Movies!

Written by on October 9, 2018 in News
Vaux-Le-Vicomte At The Movies!

This year, once again, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its opening to the public,  Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, less than an hour from Paris, has opened its doors for a unique behind-the-scenes experience into the magic of movie making — with something for everyone. A fairytale castle and gardens: the most beautiful film set […]

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La Piscine Museum Roubaix undergoes a renovation

Written by on August 15, 2018 in News
La Piscine Museum Roubaix undergoes a renovation

Along with a small group of French journalists I recently had the unique experience of a behind-the-scenes exclusive look at the ongoing expansion work of La Piscine Museum, site of a former municipal swimming pool in an Art Deco building on the outskirts of the northern city of Lille. Located in the town of Roubaix […]

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Diner en Blanc in Paris 2018 in pictures

Written by on June 10, 2018 in Funky, Gastronomy, Paris
Diner en Blanc in Paris 2018 in pictures

Friendship, gastronomy, elegance, magic: Diner en Blanc Paris is the chic-est annual gathering the world has ever seen. It is the pique-nique of pique-niques. A giant sea of laughing faces and popping champagne corks. A magical night: Le Dîner en Blanc celebrated 30 years in 2018 On June 3rd 2018 the world’s biggest organized pop-up picnic, the exclusive Dîner en […]

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3 luxury restaurants for an indulgent dinner in Paris

Written by on April 23, 2018 in Celebrity Chefs, Paris
3 luxury restaurants for an indulgent dinner in Paris

There are thousands of restaurants in Paris and choosing where to go for dinner when you’re only in the city for a short while can be a challenge. Long term American expat in Paris, writer and foodie Barbara Paquet-James reveals where Parisians go when they want to indulge in a luxurious dinner in the city… […]

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Espace Dalí Museum Paris

Written by on April 19, 2018 in Art and Artists, Arty, Paris
Espace Dalí Museum Paris

Salvador Dalí loved Paris but few realize the Catalan artist resided for a time, at 7 rue Becquerel in Montmartre. Today close to his former home, there is a museum-gallery which contains hundreds of his works. Espace Dalí museum-gallery The Espace Dalí museum-gallery is located in the heart of the hilltop artists’ village in Montmartre. It contains the […]

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Parmesan Cheese Soup recipe by French chef Stéphane Jégo

Written by on April 17, 2018 in Starters
Parmesan Cheese Soup recipe by French chef Stéphane Jégo

Few would argue that there’s anything more satisfying than a bowl of comforting home-made soup. In France, soups are king and relished year round. If lunch was hot and heavy there’s nothing like a velvety potage come evening. In fact, On va souper? means, “Shall we have dinner?” in French. At bistro sensation L’Ami Jean […]

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Where to enjoy a luxurious lunch in Paris

Written by on April 12, 2018 in Celebrity Chefs, Paris
Where to enjoy a luxurious lunch in Paris

Paris is indisputably one of the best food cities in the world. Its marvelous markets and shops touting eye-popping drool-inducing produce, pastries, chocolates and more, are fodder for thousands of food blogs, and there are enough neo bistros and restaurants to keep food reviewers busy for a lifetime just revisiting old chomping grounds. Writer, foodie […]

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Vaux-le-Vicomte Goes To The Movies!

Written by on October 9, 2017 in News
Vaux-le-Vicomte Goes To The Movies!

An extraordinary exhibition takes visitors behind the scenes to celebrate some of the many films made at luxurious Château Vaux-le-Vicomte. On the occasion of the launch of Season 2 of the series “Versailles” – as well as Dany Boon’s latest comedy “RAID Dingue” – Château Vaux-le-Vicomte has opened its doors, enabling visitors to explore behind […]

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3 wonderful French book stores in Paris that you will love

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Arty, Paris
3 wonderful French book stores in Paris that you will love

Happily, one-of-a-kind bookshops are alive, well and thriving in Paris, and everyone seems to have their favorites. More than just stop-offs to find a good read, these three are slightly off-the-radar and provide just enough zip and zing to keep me coming back. LIBRAIRIE ALAIN BRIEUX It is no accident that Librairie Alain Brieux is […]

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A Day With Claude Monet In Giverny

A Day With Claude Monet In Giverny

“His intellect never flags, he is eager to see and express everything. For Monet, there are too many subjects – there is beauty in everything that exists. All of it should be painted. Life is too short to try and set limits on its variety of sights and infinity of sensations.” Gustave Geoffrey, 1922 A […]

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