This week marked the beginning of the very busy holiday season for me. Thinking about all that I have to do is a bit overwhelming, but also exciting because it truly is the most wonderful time of the year, and being in Paris decked out for the holidays is always magical. I’m making a point to do as many different holiday-themed activities as possible (which I’ll be sharing with members) and the first on the list is tomorrow. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 47 include a sweet reunion with a WWII Veteran and a French woman 78 years later, photos of the most beautiful churches in Paris, a recipe for a decadent take on a croque monsieur, and the best French Trader Joe’s products ranked by a French person. Enjoy!
Weekend Links Week 47
Museum Dedicated to Giacometti to Open in Paris in 2026
French Queen Marie Antoinette’s Furniture To Go Up for Auction in Paris
Paris Workers Disrupt Galeries Lafayette Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony
Refugee who Inspired Tom Hanks Movie After Living in a Departure Terminal for 18 Years Dies in Paris Airport
French Department Store Galeries Lafayette Expands to India
The Paris 2024 Olympic Mascots are … Hats. Here’s Why
French Airline La Compagnie’s ‘Blue Friday Sale’ Will Offer Its All Biz-Class Flights to Europe for $2,000
British World War 2 Veteran, 99, Reunited with French Woman he Shared His Food with 78 Years on in Touching Moment
PHOTOS: The Most Beautiful Churches in Paris. The book that inspired this article would make a wonderful gift for a Francophile!
How Monet’s Artistic Vision Shone Through Ailing Eyes
France’s National Library Celebrates Proust 100 Years After his Death
No-Fuss Ways to Bake and Serve Cake Like a Parisian, According to a Cookbook Author Who Grew Up in France
Hedi Slimane’s Celine Women’s Saint Tropez Collection Is A Mix Of Rocker And The South Of France
10 Cult-Favorite French Pharmacy Products That Are Worth the Hype. Agree!
Shake Up Your Martini With A French Pickle. Definitely trying this recipe soon!
The 50 Most Beautiful Shops in the World
JetBlue Is Bringing Cheap Flights to Paris
A New Immersive – And Festive – Chanel Beauty Experience In Paris Promises A “Moment Of Joy”
Inside Yves Saint Laurent’s Homes in France and Morocco
George Clooney Reunites with Jean Dujardin for Comedy Nespresso Commercial
Recipe: Eric Ripert’s Smoked Salmon Croque Monsieur with Caviar. This would be a special thing to make for the holidays without a lot of effort.
The French Scallop Named For A Saint
The French Winter Holiday Celebrated By Eating Crêpes
The 29 Best Local Flower Shops, from Paris to Seattle
9 Small Paris Apartments That Bring Big Style to Tiny Spaces
The First Louis Vuitton Hotel Is Coming to Paris—And the Views Will Be Stunning
A Rare 1631 ‘Masterpiece’ Was Just Discovered in France. Now it’s in Fort Worth.
NFL Could Host Games in France and Spain after UK and Germany Success
Is This the French Riviera’s Best View? This Private Villa Overlooks the Sea From Nearly Every Room.
Emily Ratajkowski Shares Her Go-To Retinol Alternative and French Pharmacy Favorites
I’m a Parisian Tasting 10 of Trader Joe’s French Products. Here’s How I’d Rank Them from Most to Least Authentic. Next time we’re in the US Romain will have to do a taste test!
I hope you enjoyed week 47 of Weekend Links! I’d love to hear which articles about France were your favorites. Feel free to send me an email or leave a comment below. Bon week-end à toutes et à tous!