Elaine Ganley and John Leicester, Associated Press Updated 12:52 am PST, Sunday, December 9, 2018 Firefighters try to extinguished a car set on fire by demonstrators during clashes with riot police, in Paris, France, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Crowds of protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France's high taxes tried to converge on the presidential palace Saturday, some scuffling with police firing tear gas, amid exceptional security measures aimed at preventing a repeat of last week's rioting. less Firefighters try to extinguished a car set on fire by demonstrators during clashes with riot police, in Paris, France, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Crowds of protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and ... more Photo: Thibault Camus, AP Photo: Thibault Camus, AP Image 1 of / 32 Caption … [Read more...] about Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes
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There is a dark side to the City of Light, and it's very dark indeed. Here's are ten places in Paris with a real sense of macabre and mystery. But be warned - don't visit them alone at night... 1. Frozen corpses on display The Paris morgue was erected 1864 on the Île de la Cité, and was a marvel of science, boasting the ability to freeze solid any corpses that arrived at its doors to protect them from decay and disfiguration. The bodies - or the "macchabées" in 19th Century Parisian slang - were displayed behind glass walls, sometimes for years, waiting for their families to come and identify them. However the morgue soon became an attraction for locals and tourists hungry for the unusual. It was closed in the early part of the 20th century before World War I when embalming came into play. In place of the morgue today is the Paris Holocaust Memorial. 2. The butcher who … [Read more...] about Halloween in Paris: The ten spookiest sites to visit
By Sylvie Corbet and Sarah DiLorenzo Published 3:43 pm PDT, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Photo: Jim Wilson / New York Times 2005 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 French chef Joël Robu chon’s famed signature dish was unpretentious mashed potatoes. French chef Joël Robu chon’s famed signature dish was unpretentious mashed potatoes. Photo: Jim Wilson / New York Times 2005 Chef Joël Robuchon, renowned for bringing non-stuffy cuisine to French culture, dies at 73 1 / 1 Back to Gallery PARIS — Joël Robuchon, a master chef who shook up the stuffy world of French haute cuisine by playing up the delights of the simple mashed potato and giving diners a peek at the kitchen, has died at 73. His career was one of superlatives: named among the best craftsmen in France in 1976, … [Read more...] about Chef Joël Robuchon, renowned for bringing non-stuffy cuisine to French culture, dies at 73
1. La Terrasse des Galeries Lafayette Paris is a busy city, but for a quiet oasis spend an afternoon at La Terrasse des Galeries Lafayette. The rooftop terrace in the 9th arrondissement has both a breathtaking view of the French capital and a virtual reality telescope, which gives you a view of the city as it would have been in 1912. 2. Shangri-La Hotel terrace If you’re seeking ultimate luxury and a close-up view of the Eiffel Tower, spend the evening on the candlelit terrace at Shangri-La Hotel. 3. Le Quarante Trois Le Quarante Trois is in the heart of Paris in the city's 6th arrondissement. Sit on a romantic terrace just across the Seine from Notre-Dame with a cocktail and enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower sparkling at night. 4. Le Bistrot des Dames For a more low-key terrace, try Le Bistrot des Dames. During the summer everyone wants to soak up the sun, so it can be a challenge to find a free spot outside a cafe. However, Le Bistrot des Dames is … [Read more...] about Are these the 13 best cafe terraces in Paris?
There aren’t many more evocative streets than the Champs-Élysées. The name itself is a giveaway, ‘the Elysian Fields’ being a bold name to give to any street, no matter how impressive. Originally a bunch of fields and kitchen gardens, it was in 1667 that landscape architect and gardner to King Louis XIV, André Le Nôtre, set out the promenade in a more ordered fashion. Over the years, the Champs-Élysées grew to become one of the most fashionable and famous streets in the world, surviving revolution, war and the throng of tourists that pound its historic pavements every day. An iconic French brasserie at the corner of the Champs-Élysées and Avenue George VStraddling the corner of the Champs-Élysées and Avenue George V is Le Fouquet’s. The most famous of the area’s once-common Belle Époque bistros, Fouquet’s is the archetype for French brasseries. Opened in 1899 by Louis Fouquet, it quickly became a … [Read more...] about One night at Le Fouquet’s in Paris