For decades, Gabriel Matzneff got a pass from French culture mavens as he extolled the pleasures of sex with underage boys and girls. No longer.
Formerly known as the Cabaret of Assassins, this long-running cabaret is the scourge of selfie stick-wielding tourists expecting France to bend to modernity and online reviews.
“Lapérouse is thus one of those addresses of libertinism that makes Paris the ‘capital of gastronomy’ as much as ‘the brothel of Europe.’”
Open again after a three-year restoration, the goings-on in these posh suites are as steeped in mystery and scandal as the doomed queen herself.
A video depicting a shocking hate attack against a transgender woman in Paris is serving as a wake-up call for France.
The most glamorous of Left Bank hotels reopened this month after a long renovation, but the ghosts of its legendary past can still be felt.
The French president’s state visit to D.C. is off to a more-than-cordial start. But those who have watched the Trump-Macron friendship develop wonder if it will end in tears.