Weekend Links: Week 13

Weekend Links Week Thirteen is here with 40 articles all about France. Some of my favorites include how Paris is trying to become Europe’s greenest city by 2030, eight road trips to take in France this summer, an update on Marie Antoinette’s personal theater’s restoration, a stunning Parisian apartment tour by Laura González, and a story about the Eiffel Tower being a Parisian startup laboratory. I hope you enjoy!

France May Extend COVID Restrictions to Three Other Regions, Including Lyon

France’s Limited Lockdown Beset by Glitches as Cases Rise

Lockdown Confusion: France’s New Covid-19 Rules Raise Questions, Satisfy Few

How Paris is Angling to Become Europe’s Greenest City by 2030. This is a really interesting read. But please don’t take away the café heaters in the winter!

Wine and Eggs is a Colourful Los Angeles Grocery with a European Feel

Film World Pays Tribute to Bertrand Tavernier, the ‘Spirit of Cinema’

‘No More Shame’: The French Women Breaking the Law to Highlight Femicide

French Police Bust Burgundy Wine Theft Network

blue house in neuilly

Ines de la Fressange Talks French Style

Meet Louis 14 as Carnavalet Museum Drops Roman Numerals. So crazy. Louis 14 is not the same as Louis XIV.

Ikea France Goes on Trial for Allegedly Spying on Staff, Customers

After Centuries in the Ground, These French Oaks will Soon Form Part of the New Spire at Notre Dame. I really like this Notre Dame restoration update – and there’s a video!

Explore the Grounds (and Waters) of Chanel’s Ultra-Luxurious and Historic Wine Châteaux in France

The Most Brilliant Thing You Can Do with Trader Joe’s Frozen Croissants

Know Your French Brandy: The Differences Between Cognac & Armagnac

Eight Beautiful Road Trips in France to Take this Summer. I would gladly take every single one.

quai voltaire buildings

A New Machine is Helping French Chefs Recycle Old Bread into a Flour Substitute, and it Could Reduce Food Waste

French Wine Experts Ask to be Prioritised for COVID Vaccine

Petrus Revealed as Bordeaux Wine Aged in Space

Elvis Costello Drops French-Language Remix EP Featuring Iggy Pop, Isabelle Adjani

This $1.83-Million French Chateau Is The Ultimate Fairytale Setting

Marie Antoinette’s Personal Theatre is Being Restored to its Former Glory. It would be such a dream to see this one day!

It’s Now Easier than Ever to Get Your Hands on this Coveted French Home Brand

Top Provence Wines: Beyond Rosé

pink magnolias in neuilly

This Paris Apartment by Laura González Reveals Why She’s a Rising Design Star. What a dream. She did such a wonderful job at Lapérouse.

Remember Fun? Here’s a Short History of the Best Parties in Recent-ish Memory. Not surprisingly, Lapérouse is on this list.

Love in the City of Lights Decoded: What We Can Learn from French Dating Practices

The Most Iconic Dish to Try in Every Major Region of France. This article might make you hungry.

Eight Predictions for 2021 by French Entrepreneurs

The 10 Best Films Set in Paris

Diana Picasso Explains Her Grandfather Pablo Picasso’s Favorite Paintings

Here’s the Odd Reason You Can’t Recite Shakespeare in French

spring in neuilly

Stade de France ‘Supersite’ To Ramp up Paris Region’s Sluggish Vaccination Drive

France’s Champagne Capital Wants to Experiment with the Legal Sale of Cannabis

Inside a Parisian Sculptor’s Elegant Bronze-Filled Home

Sexton of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Oldest Church in Paris, Stole €80k from Collection

When the Eiffel Tower was a Parisian Startup Laboratory

Rocket Fuel: French Researchers Claim Wine Which Spent Year in Space is ‘Beautiful’

Reuniting an Art Collection Once Swept Away by History

The Places the Condé Nast Traveller Editors Will Return To

I hope you enjoyed week thirteen 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 tous et à toutes!


  1. Thank you so much for this!! Hoping against hope to get back to France this summer, and I had been looking for new things to do in Paris (that art collection, oh my!) and deciding on which beach to visit. Getting my first vaccine dose tomorrow, so fingers and toes all crossed.

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