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How to cut COVID risk in one Paris concert hall? Pump...

A SCIENTIFIC study into how coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could spread through the audience at a Paris concert hall has delivered a surprise: for that particular venue at least, the less ventilation there is, the better.

Don’t talk on the subway, say French doctors, to limit COVID-19...

Passengers on public transport systems should avoid talking to one another or on the phone in order to minimize the risk of spreading coronavirus, the French National Academy of Medicine said.

Unbowed by coronavirus, Paris department store lights up Christmas display

PARIS — Shoppers are not allowed inside, and the pavement outside is nearly empty, but the French capital’s Printemps department store lit up its Christmas window display on Tuesday because — global epidemic or not — it is an annual tradition.

Shoe shopping and dog grooming: French town flouts lockdown rules

PARIS — Some small shops and services, including a dog grooming salon, remained open on Saturday in a small town outside Paris with support from their local mayor, amid signs of sporadic pushback against a new coronavirus lockdown in France.

How walkable is your city? London, Hong Kong put pedestrians first

BANGKOK — Urban planners and local authorities must improve walkability in cities to tackle poor health and social inequality, researchers said on Thursday, after...

Paris palaces face gloomy future as lockdown continues

As the capital of the world’s no. 1 tourist destination, Paris has no shortage of hotels for all tastes and wallets, from the dumpy dive to the pillared palace, where a single night can set you back as much as €30,000 ($35,000).

Winging it: Paris gallery keeps visitors apart with extension hats

PARIS — An art gallery in Paris has sought inspiration in ancient China to help it enforce social distancing, by providing hats with winged extensions for visitors.

Fire guts Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

PARIS — A massive fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday, gutting the roof of the Paris landmark and stunning France and the world, though firefighters saved the main bell towers and outer walls from collapse before bringing the blaze under control.

Absorbing Vincent: Van Gogh goes immersive in Paris exhibition

PARIS — A Paris gallery is offering visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the colorscapes of Vincent Van Gogh like never before.

Banksy homage to Bataclan stolen from Paris theater

PARIS — A mural by British street artist Banksy on a fire-exit door at Paris’ Bataclan theater, where Islamist militants killed 90 people three years ago, has been stolen, the venue said on Saturday.

Knifeman kills mother and sister near Paris, IS claims attack

Paris, France -- A man stabbed his mother and sister to death and seriously injured another person in a town near Paris on Thursday...

Banksy’s subversive art draws tourists and locals in Paris

PARIS — British graffiti artist Banksy, known for his politically charged sketches on walls from London to New York to Gaza City, has descended on Paris, painting a series of murals that are sparking debate among residents and tourists.

As numbers fall, Paris seeks UNESCO help for classic bistros

PARIS — It might seem like there are two on every corner in Paris, but old-style bistros and street cafés are dying out to such an extent that a movement has started to try to protect them.

Sculptor Alberto Giacometti’s Paris studio opens to the public

PARIS — More than 50 years after his death, art lovers can see sculptor Alberto Giacometti’s Parisian studio exactly as he left it, right down to half-finished sketches and his ashtray.

Paris exhibit charts Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’

PARIS – Some of Pablo Picasso’s greatest works go on display in Paris this week, in an exhibition that charts a pivotal year in...

Student film to represent PHL in Paris LGBTQ film festival

A STUDENT film on the coming-out experience of Filipino youths has been accepted at the Chéries Chéris Festival du Filme LGBTQ, a film fiesta...

Paris revels in tourism surge, but cautious after Barcelona

PARIS – Paris is on track to welcome more tourists this year than ever before after a bumper first half, a senior official said,...

A hot time in Paris

Text and photos by Cathy Rose A. Garcia Summer is a great time to visit Paris. After all, the days are filled with sunshine, and...

The Paris Air Show

ONCE every two years, Paris becomes the center of the world’s aerospace industry. The International Paris Air Show, held at the Le Bourget airfield north...

Custom-made clothes for all within reach says top designer

PARIS -- Japanese designer Yuima Nakazato claimed Wednesday that he has cracked a digital technique which could revolutionize fashion with mass made-to-measure clothes. “We can...

Fashion’s ‘kaiser’ Karl Lagerfeld crowned king of Paris

PARIS -- They call him the “kaiser,” and Karl Lagerfeld came as close as you can come to being crowned king of Paris last...

US labels make Paris debut on haute couture catwalks

PARIS -- Two high-end American labels were to make their Paris haute couture debuts on Sunday in a week when the French capital pays...

Dior blasts sweatshirt culture in rave Paris show

PARIS -- Dior struck a blow for the boys and for traditional tailoring Saturday with an all-male show after a week when women turned...

Paris fashion takes on the great men’s suit conundrum

PARIS -- Do suits suit us anymore? Designers wrestled with how to reinvent the boring old jacket and pants combo for skate-kid millennials at...

Tired of the fog? Try the frogs! Paris says to City

NANTERRE, FRANCE — Paris’s business district, La Defense, launched Monday a playful advertising campaign to lure away companies based in Britain seeking a new...

Planned strikes and protests threaten already battered Paris tourist season

PARIS -- As Paris tourism struggles to overcome last November’s Islamist attacks, the world’s most visited city faces a new threat: a wave of...

Paris to revamp main squares to make way for bikes, pedestrians

PARIS -- Paris authorities on Tuesday approved a plan to give seven major squares in the French capital a massive makeover to make way...

The Five Key Decisions Made in the UN Climate Deal in...

ENVOYS to the United Nations (UN) climate talks handed down a 31-page document on Saturday outlining their boldest steps yet to rein in global...

Big Oil, make way for Big Solar. The Winners and Losers...

SAVING the world isn’t going to be cheap. If you sell oil, coal or old-fashioned cars, that threatens disaster. For makers of stuff like...

Good COP, bad COP: Will Paris climate summit prevail?

PARIS — “Copenhagen.” The mere mention of the Danish capital’s name can send a chill down the spine of even the toughest climate negotiator. It...