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Shang Xia, the ‘Chinese Hermès,’ to open Paris store

Shang Xia, the Chinese subsidiary of Hermès International, will open its first French store in Paris’s ultra-chic Saint-Germain-des-Près neighborhood on September 12.

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Ralph Lauren to restore Parisian art school

American fashion designer Ralph Lauren is set to come to the rescue of the famous art school, the École des Beaux-Arts, with a multi-million dollar gift to help restore the site in Paris’s Latin Quarter.

Saint Laurent closing Paris flagship for renovations

Just three months after opening the flagship location on Paris’s Avenue Montaigne, Saint Laurent will close the boutique in August to tweak the space.

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Literary-themed hotels in Paris

Belles lettres-inspired hotels are catching on in Paris, and Les Plumes and Le Marcel, which opened in late June, are the latest newcomers to the club.

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Top 20 most visited museums in the world

Europe is the leader when it comes to museum culture, with nine of the top 20 visited sites split between London and Paris.

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Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris receives Palace rating

Le Royal Monceau is the latest top-end Paris hotel to receive the prestigious Palace rating — one step higher than five stars — from the French government.

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