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Matisse, Picasso and other works stolen in Paris

Five works including paintings by modern masters Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso have been stolen from a Paris museum. The canvases – worth a total of 100 million euros ($123m) – were discovered missing from the city-run Musee d’Art Moderne when it opened its doors. Museum officials found a broken window and a sheared-off padlock, [...]

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LVMH Chooses SANAA for La Samaritaine Project

Japanese architecture firm Sanaa, winners of the prestigious Pritzker prize, will plan the conversion of iconic Parisian department store La Samaritaine to other uses, owners LVMH said in a statement. The firm, founded by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, is to present plans by the end of the year for converting the art deco building [...]

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Paris is the most expensive city in the world

Paris is the most expensive city to live in according to the latest survey from Economist Intelligence Unit, a sister company to The Economist. The survey assesses the cost of living by comparing housing, food, clothing, transport and utility bills and the like in 132 cities around the world. The study is aimed at helping [...]

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Sofa invasion in Paris metro

After beauty retailer Sephora targeted the French capital’s metro system with vending machines, it is now furniture giant Ikea that has chosen the tunnels for an unusual advertising campaign. The Swedish chain has furnished the Saint-Lazare, Champs-Elysées Clemenceau, Opéra and Concorde metro stops with lamps and sofas from its new Ektorp and Karlstad collections. With [...]

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“Vol de Jour”: Short Film by Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld has jumped behind the camera again for Chanel’s pre spring / summer collection. We saw a preview in July this year when Lara Stone and Baptiste Giabiconi were spotted posing with a motorbike in front of the Paris Chanel boutique. In this short film called Vol de Jour, Lara and Baptiste run around [...]

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Eiffel Tower glitters and dazzles for New Year’s Eve

The Eiffel Tower will become a “giant Chistmas tree” as Paris rings in the New Year with a spectacular light and music show, city officials said Wednesday. The “unique and magical” display will round off a year which saw the tower, one of the world’s most visited sites, mark its 120th birthday and usher in [...]

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