September 2007 - Paris - F. Scott Fitzgerald's Babylon
September is the birth month of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Much of his young adulthood, including his legendary excesses, took place in Paris. Though “Scott” professed not to like France much, we find that his descriptions of Paris in the short story “Babylon Revisited” indicate that he was touched by its beauty and aura. In this month's Paris Insights, we present this story and the man behind it.
We have been longing to return to L'Ourcine after having dined there when it first opened in March 2004. We recently learned that it is now a non-smoking restaurant. Read our review in this month's Quest for Smoke-Free Dining to learn why we plan to return again and again.
Vélib' is the name of the revolution that is changing the way people think about public transportation in the City of Light. Read about it in this edition of Paris, Past and Present.
Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2007
- December 2007 - The Church of Val-de-Grâce
- November 2007 - The Cemetery of the Holy Innocents
- October 2007 - How to Be a Young Parisian
- September 2007 - Paris - F. Scott Fitzgerald's Babylon
- August 2007 - The Secret of the Luxembourg Garden Orchard
- July 2007 - An Impressionist Stroll
- June 2007 - Fresh Roasted Coffee in Paris
- May 2007 - Promenade in a Private Parisian Garden
- April 2007 - Of Macarons and Minsters – An Easter Stroll through the Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter
- March 2007 - Irish Eyes are Smiling in Paris
- February 2007 - Contemporary African Art in Paris - Les Arts Derniers
- January 2007 - The King's Church