The autumn rentrée in Paris starts with a burst of energy for the new cultural season. Below are some of the best events, festivals and exhibitions taking place in the French capital in the coming month. Time for all things jazz with an international line-up of concerts at the Cité de la Musique and free concerts and promenading bands around the park. The adventurous polyglot autumn arts festival puts on avant-garde theatre, dance and contemporary music from international companies at venues in Paris and the suburbs.
An important settlement for more than two millennia, by the late 12th century Paris had become a walled cathedral city that was one of Europe’s foremost centres of learning and the arts and the largest city in the Western world until the turn of the 18th century. Paris was the focal point for many important political events throughout its history, including the French Revolution. Today it is one of the world’s leading business and cultural centres, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, science, fashion and the arts all contribute to its status as… Read Article →
Those higher testosterone levels may be behind why women have thicker waists relative to their hips -– that is, they’re less curvaceous — in the fall than at any other time of year, — found researchers at Simon Fraser University. (All the pumpkin pie doesn’t help the waistline, either). And yet — here’s the welcome news — men think women’s bodies appear more attractive in the cooler seasons, reported a study published in the journal Perception. One theory is that the testosterone rise makes guys more interested in sex, but there’s an even likelier cause:… Read Article →
Paris Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held semi-annually in Paris, France with Spring / Summer and Autumn / Winter events held each year. Dates are determined by the French Fashion Federation. Currently, Fashion Week is held in the Carrousel du Louvre, as well as at various other venues throughout the city. Paris Fashion Week is part of the Big 4 fashion weeks internationally, the others being London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. The schedule begins with New York, followed by London, and then Milan, and ending the events… Read Article →