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Wish you were here… Chatou

Chatou antiques fair If you love antiques and you happen to be in Paris this weekend, you’re in luck: the Chatou antiques fair is in full swing. Thirty minutes from Paris, Chatou is fabulous for its sheer concentration of antiques, paintings and vintage collectables. Alongside traditional French finds, such as Medici vases, old linen, silverware…

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The Bastille Paris Antiques Fair – without the Bastille

Paris: The Bastille Antiques Fair – without the Bastille The Bastille antiques fair is a Paris institution – not least for its remarkable location. Held in May and November, the antiques fair straddles the Port de l’Arsenal, a delectable little pleasure port, smack in the heart of the city. Sadly, this year might be the…

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A century of style on France’s great ocean liners

You’re never too young or too old to be fascinated by France’s transatlantic ocean liners. The luxury, the glamour, the style, the spirit of adventure or the technical prowess… there’s something to seduce everyone.
In the last century, the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (also known as The French Line) operated some of the finest passenger liners in history. Among them, the Normandie and the France were legends for their fabulous decor, the last word in French decorative arts.