The best croissant in Paris: the journey to awarding one patisserie the prestigious title

Flaky, fluffy and golden, the perfect croissant is a thing of beauty, but not all made the cut at the Concours du Meilleur Croissant de Grand Paris 2021. We take a look behind the scenes of a very French competition.

How to experience the best of Paris at home

Whether it’s listening to suburban hip-hop or baking bread under the tutelage of a master baker, there’s a raft of ways to enjoy the French capital without crossing the Channel.

Notes from an author: Elaine Sciolino on Paris

Tales abound in the City of Light, though one of its greatest secrets isn't in the metropolis at all. Follow the Seine straight to the source to reveal one of the French capital's forgotten histories.

What's new around Paris's Seine

Is the French capital’s watery artery the coolest quartier around? Forget the Left and Right Banks — the Seine itself is the place to be
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How to Clean the Eiffel Tower

Go behind the scenes of the iconic monument.

Welcome to Paris, the city of artisans

There's a reason the term 'artisan' carries such respect in Paris — stepping into the ateliers of the capital's clique of traditional craftspeople reveals the City Of Lights at its most brilliant.

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