The Big Six: from outdoor Jacuzzis and inky interiors to views of the Eiffel Tower
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Thursday 15 April 2010
Thursday 01 April 2010
The capital's own version of the Eiffel Tower, 120 metres high and visible from outside London, has been chosen as the monument to mark and tower over the 2012 Olympic Games.
Wednesday 31 March 2010
Plans for what will become Britain's largest piece of public art were today unveiled by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
Saturday 20 February 2010
Saturday 30 January 2010
Hôtel Parc Saint-Séverin
You don’t need the deepest of pockets to enjoy sky-scraping views of Paris. At the Hôtel Parc Saint-Séverin, an atmospsheric Latin Quarter location is paired with a reasonable price. If you book the terrace room, you can tuck in to breakfast out on a private balcony overlooking Saint-Séverin St Severin church church, one of the city’s iconic buildings.
Hotel Parc Saint-Séverin, 22 rue de La Parcheminerie, 75005 Paris (00 33 1 43 543 217; paris-hotel-parcsaintseverin.com ). Doubles from €167, breakfast €14 per person; if you book a non-refundable room online in advance, rates fall to as little as €114.
Saturday 23 January 2010
Monday 11 January 2010
Monday 04 January 2010
Wednesday 16 December 2009
Fancy a pissoir? Relics of Paris streets – from urinals to the Eiffel Tower steps – go on sale
Sunday 13 December 2009
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Monday 12 October 2009
Paris in the rain. Not that the inclement weather did much to dampen the fashion followers' penchant for wearing elaborate and ever more vertiginous footwear. That's the kind that looks like strangely futuristic vehicles as opposed to anything as pragmatic as a humble shoe, and that is guaranteed to attract strange glances on the school run.
Friday 03 July 2009
If you can overlook the dodgy title, this diverting novelette proves a nostalgia-filled introduction to the work of French artist, Pierre Bonnard. Related in brief, impressionistic chapters, Guy Goffette, a Belgian poet, re-imagines the life of a painter now best known for his dreamy depictions of women at their toilette.
Saturday 02 May 2009
Saturday 25 April 2009
A nation with a £175bn black hole in its finances is surely a country worth abandoning. Never mind the Chancellor's bid to dampen our ardour for overseas travel by increasing Air Passenger Duty (which, handily, Mr Darling can also collect from foreigners, who have no votes).
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