Paris lives an unprecedented summer, without foreign tourists for the first time in decades

The few open bars on the Champs Elysées are deserted, with waiters on the sidewalk inviting you to have a coffee inside. A desolation. In the Art Deco corner of Louis Vuitton there is only one row of French people, who visit this icon of luxury for the first time in their life. Not a Japanese or Chinese in sight. Bicycles reign without rules in Paris. Bicyclists insult pedestrians and have monumental fights with taxi drivers and motorists. The middle …

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The romance between Olivia and Paris, her home for decades

It had to be in the same mansion on rue Benouville that lived for decades where Olivia de Havilland ended her days, marked by a brilliant film career and by her passion for Paris, where she led a discreet but embraced life. Two steps from the great Parisian lung, the Boulogne forest, and surrounded by embassies and diplomatic legations, the “hôtel particulier” (mansion) of De Havilland was a center for family reunions and a meeting point for a select group …

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