Author Archives: Anthea Gerrie

Moulin Rouge, Paris

29/10/2018 by .

Its very name is such a cliché, you’d be tempted to think the word itself is a bastardisation of Clichy, the boulevard synonymous with the legendary Moulin Rouge,  But cliché or not, this sumptuous cabaret approaching its 130th birthday continues to be the greatest show in town.  

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Atelier Des Lumieres. Paris 

18/10/2018 by .

Can viewing art digitally ever be as good as poring over the brush-strokes of the real thing?  The thrilling close-ups of Chagall’s Paris Opera ceiling recently projected onto a screen at the city’s Philharmonie convinced this art lover it really could, and now the Atelier des Lumieres, the city’s latest and greatest attraction, proves that looking at highly-detailed images through a magnifying lens and state of the art projectors is the way to go.

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Hotel Le Pigalle, Paris

30/09/2018 by .

Not so long ago Pigalle was considered the seedier side of Paris, a magnet for sex shops and low-rent hostelries, thanks to the topless cabarets which made it the apotheosis of city nightlife more than a century ago.  

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Sarona, London

30/08/2018 by .

What will drive traffic to Sarona, by far the least showy of the many new Israeli restaurants to open in London in the past year?  For those who know the vibrant dining scene in Tel Aviv, world’s most exciting culinary destination, it’s the credentials of chef Aviv Lavi.

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Galvin HOP

22/08/2018 by .

Eating at a Galvin brothers establishment is always an event.  It’s nearly 15 years since the Michelin-starred chefs who earned their plaudits cooking in London’s best hotel kitchens turned their attention to their own highly eclectic restaurants. 

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Chateau de Mercues, Cahors

20/06/2018 by .

When Cahors has worked so hard to make itself inaccessible – at least an hour from the nearest airport, sidelined by the TGV rail network and principal motorways – why do visitors struggle to reach a city which has chosen to hide from the tourist masses? 

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