A night at the couture salons of Yves Saint Laurent in Paris

At the heart of 5 Avenue Marceau lies the studio (where Yves worked for nearly thirty years). The room is a bright, quiet, neutral space with a mirrored wall. This is where sketches were given to the chefs d’ateliers, who first produced a “toile” (first version of the final proportions, cut and silhouette). Once the toile was approved, the fabrics were selected.

Sleeping at a library hotel in Paris

The greatest stay in Paris would be nothing but a dreamy library. In the heart of the charming Marais district, located right next to Marché des Enfants Rouge, which counts as one of the oldest and historical markets in Paris, you will find the lovely concept hotel “Paris Boutik”. The surroundings seem to be made for the flaneur.

Rose Valland: The French art detective

One of the greatest and yet unknown heroines of World War II is definitely Rose Valland. After risking her life spying on the Nazis, day after day, four long years, Rose lived to fulfill her destiny: locating and returning thousands of works of art stolen by the Nazis during their occupation of France.