The French obsession with Italian art began in the late 15th century when Charles VIII invaded the Italian peninsula and brought the burgeoning French monarchy into contact with Florence, the Medici, and the Renaissance. A couple decades later Francis I…Read more
Useful information about Paris from the staff of Context Travel.
A lively Moroccan restaurant, Restaurant 404 offers an excellent alternative for those seeking spicier, more ethnic fare. The restaurant is owned and run by three generations of family members, and between them they speak about 8 languages, so making your…Read more
Paris Adventure: A conversation with Context:Paris docent Heather Stimmler-Hall about her new book. Heather Stimmler-Hall is a journalist and writer from the United States who has been living in Paris for seven years. She…Read more
This past month, nearly forty years after the destruction of Les Halles marketplace, Paris mayor Bertrand Delanöe announced David Mangin as the winning architect of Les Halles reconstruction project.The mayor’s decision follows months of public opinion polls that pitted Mangin’s…Read more
Paris is a city of constant evolution: as any return visitor can attest, the face of the Grand Dame never remains quite the same – in the course of mere days, as baguette-bearing Parisians move from one arrondissement to the…Read more