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The Big Six: from outdoor Jacuzzis and inky interiors to views of the Eiffel Tower

Food Of The Week

You want great cuisine and great design. Ask Andy Lynes

Five Best: Parisian pieds a terre

In a grand salon or a houseboat on the Seine, feel totally chez vous, says Rhiannon Batten

Paris mourns passing of a cathedral of industry

As 90 years of French social and industrial history falls to the bulldozer,John Lichfield looks at what will replace Renault's fabled factory on the Seine

Plate With A View: Jules Verne Paris

Most visitors to the Eiffel Tower refresh themselves at one of the cafés on the 187ft-high first level. If, however, you want your cuisine to be as haute as the view, the Michelin-starred Jules Verne takes you up 376ft via its own private lift into a refined world of starched tablecloths, sommeliers, an army of waiters, and, most importantly, mesmerising views.

Iranian protesters arrested

It's quite an Eiffel

'If Gustave Eiffel had built his ugly Maputo Station in the middle of Paris, it would never have become a landmark like his tower did'

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BACK AT THE CENTRE OF ATTENTION

When the Pompidou Centre opened in 1977, its oil-refinery looks shocked the public. Now views over the building are a selling point and its visitor figures rival those of the Eiffel Tower. Marcus Field plots the history of the centre, which reopens after restoration next month

The Izbicki Report: News From the Front Line of Education

The King ticks on

MILLENNIUM CORNER: 24 DAYS TO GO

PARIS IS torn between the safe and the spectacular in the face of plans to plunge the Champs Elysees into darkness to heighten the sensation when its millennial New Year lights are switched on.
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