Want a free recipe and article about Paris in your inbox every month ? Sign up for free updates, with tips and inspiration from Parisian artists. A bientôt !
If you’ve ever ventured out to the southeastern suburbs of Paris, you’ve probably been through Créteil. There, you might have seen a strange group of buildings known as the Choux de Créteil. And you might ask : what are those choux ?
If you’ve ever spent any time in front of a Parisian news kiosk, you’ve no doubt run across lots of women’s magazines similar to the ones you’d see anywhere else, like Elle or Cosmopolitan. More contemporary magazines, like Causette or Bridget, have shaken up the traditional press by providing a feminist point of view. And then you’ve got the old stalwarts, like Femme Actuelle – or Modern Woman – which, in the end, isn’t really very modern at all.
Have you ever met the kind of person who says things were better “before” ? Before what ? Even though I feel passionate about the history of Paris, and especially eastern Paris, I’m not nostalgic by any means. Why is it that I keep running into people who say C’était mieux avant ?