In Japan, the idea was to provide animal lovers who live in cramped city apartments and cannot have pets the opportunity to socialize with cats. Margaux Gandelon, founder and owner of the Parisian cafe, saw the need for such a place in her hometown.
WHEN IN PARIS for the first time, one of the normal procedures for tourists is the visit to the Arch de Triomphe. The huge stone mass rates high among Paris attractions — with the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower and the Folies Bergere.
My husband, Bob, (also known as Bicycle Bob) is more comfortable on the seat of a bike than at a kitchen counter. Nonetheless on a recent trip to Paris, I talked him into joining me for a lunchtime cooking course.
We had failed. The door to freedom was still locked. We were playing a version of a game known as “room escape.” The idea is that you’re locked in a room and given a certain amount of time to solve clues to win your freedom.
There are bigger art museums for sure, and there are perhaps better ones. The Städel in Frankfurt, Germany, however offers a wonderful slice of 700 years of art history — from 1300 to the present — in one visit.