Tag: Paris (France)

Louvre Removes Sackler Family Name From Its Walls

The Louvre in Paris has removed the name of the Sackler family from its walls, becoming the first major museum to erase its public association with the philanthropist family linked with the opioid crisis in the United States. The Louvre’s collection of Persian and Levantine artifacts is housed in a wing which has been known […]

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How Notre-Dame Was Saved: 5 Things We Know

How was it that fire ravaged Notre-Dame? And how was it saved? A New York Times investigation found that a miscommunication among security employees and flawed planning let the fire spin out of control in one of France’s most revered monuments on April 15. When the firefighters were called, it was already too late to […]

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Hundreds of Undocumented Migrants Occupy Panthéon Monument in Paris

PARIS — Hundreds of undocumented migrants stormed the Panthéon monument on Friday, demanding that the French government pay more attention to their plight and grant them legal status. The protesters, many of whom were from West Africa, called themselves “Black Vests,” an allusion to the recent antigovernment “Yellow Vests” protests. They surged the memorial in […]

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Alber Elbaz Makes a Happy Return

ImageTod’s Happy Moments collection, a collaboration with Alber Elbaz. “I wanted to make people happy, and make myself happy, because I have not been very happy the last four years.” So said Alber Elbaz, the prince who kissed awake the sleeping beauty of Lanvin only to be jilted at the altar 14 years later; poster […]

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The Best of Couture Week, in Pictures

Our favorite images from the shows, as captured by T’s photographers. The fall 2019 couture shows brought everything from the designer Daniel Roseberry’s debut at Schiaparelli in Paris to Fendi’s tribute to Karl Lagerfeld in Rome — and T’s photographers were there to capture it all. Below, our notes on the collections and favorite images. […]

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At Valentino, Diversity by Design

ImageValentino haute couture, fall 2019CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times PARIS — Issues of inclusion and cultural sensitivity — and fashion’s lack of understanding thereof — have been at the forefront of the general conversation for awhile now, though they have been particularly pressing since last fall, when the industry began what seemed like […]

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European Heat Wave? It’s the New Normal

Temperatures started to soar across Europe on Wednesday, with authorities from Paris to Warsaw issuing heat alerts, canceling events and bracing for potentially record heat across the region. Meteorologists say the temperatures, a result of a warm air mass traveling north from Africa, could climb well above the typical June average to 40 degrees Celsius, […]

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Europe Is Bracing for a Heat Wave. It’s the New Normal.

Temperatures were set to soar across Europe beginning on Wednesday, with authorities from Paris to Warsaw issuing heat alerts, canceling events and bracing for potentially record heat across the region. Meteorologists say the temperatures, a result of a warm air mass traveling north from Africa, could climb well above the typical June average to 40 […]

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Rebirth of a Parisian Legend

ImageThe Parisian restaurant Lapérouse recently was renovated. It is known for its private dining rooms like this one, named the Salon Astrolabe.CreditRoberto Frankenberg for The New York Times PARIS — “This has always been a house of pleasures — of gastronomy, of the flesh, of drinking, smoking and seduction, of conversation, literature and the arts,” […]

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Food App Couriers Exploit Migrants Desperate for Work in France

PARIS — Aymen Arfaoui strapped on a plastic Uber Eats bag and checked his cellphone for the fastest bicycle route before pedaling into the stream of cars circling the Place de la République. Time was money, and Mr. Arfaoui, a nervous 18-year-old migrant, needed cash. “I’m doing this because I have to eat,” he said, […]

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How to Have a High-End Vacation for Less

Why pay top dollar for a luxury vacation when it’s possible to have it for less? A high-end trip without a premium price tag is possible anywhere in the world, but your approach needs to be tailored to your destination. Here, locals in five famously expensive cities — London, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore and Sydney […]

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5 Little Museums of Paris, for Little Travelers

Even the best behaved child may not be able to patiently wait in the long lines of the Louvre. Luckily, Paris and its surrounding region also have some 200 other museums, many of which cater happily to young travelers and their families. At this selection of five museums, children and adults can ride antique carousels, […]

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Why Crocodiles Are Not Just Living Fossils

On bright mornings in the tropics, crocodiles haul themselves out of the water to bask in the sun. Like other reptiles, they rely on its warmth to help fuel their metabolisms. This might seem to be a vision from a prehistoric world: sluggish creatures unchanged for millenniums. But evidence is building that modern crocodiles differ […]

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After Fiat-Renault Merger Implodes, Fingers Point to French Government

PARIS — It was supposed to be a transformative merger in an industry facing intractable challenges. But Fiat Chrysler and Renault ran headlong this week into a familiar problem in France: the government itself. With the two companies edging toward a deal, officials in Paris played a role that comes naturally — safeguarding jobs and […]

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