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How to enjoy life
Join us for a whirlwind tour around the cobbled streets, cocktail bars and jazz lounges of Paris to explore how to enjoy the small things in life and find out why hedonism (in moderation) matters.
Meet the photographers: Alexandre Guirkinger
Mont Blanc is one the world’s most famous mountains – and its deadliest. We asked French photographer Alexandre Guirkinger to create a portrait of this mountain and the people who dwell in its powerful shadow. In our latest film, Guirkinger speaks about the process behind the assignment and how he captured the peak’s enthralling, luring mix of beauty and danger. Discover more with The Monocle Book of Photography, which is available to buy today.
Paris: The Monocle Quality of Life Conference 2022
Monocle’s seventh Quality of Life Conference brought together bold thinkers and daring creatives from around the world, who were all hosted at Chanel’s Le19M complex in the sunny French capital. Here are some of the highlights.
The Monocle Quality of Life Conference Paris 2022
Monocle believes in the value of investing time and energy into coming together to share ideas and spark debates that shape an informed world-view. This is what our Quality of Life Conference sets out to do by assembling the world’s boldest thinkers, industry leaders and cutting-edge creative talents for a real conversation on the things that matter to us all. Get your tickets today.
Métiers d’art by Chanel
Chanel’s annual métiers d’art collection is an ode to craftsmanship and a tribute to the specialist ateliers with which the house works. We go behind the scenes to watch the creative process and witness the innovation.
Le19M: Chanel’s commitment to craftsmanship
Designed by French architect Rudy Ricciotti, Chanel’s new creative centre in Paris is dedicated to preserving traditional skills and nurturing opportunities for a new generation. We visit the specialist ateliers to witness the savoir-faire unique to fashion in France.
A flair for gathering friends in Paris
The first step in hosting is putting together a guest list: a delicate operation that requires diplomacy and some social engineering. Daphné Hézard, founder and editor in chief of Regain magazine – a French journal about countryside, agriculture and farming – takes an editorial approach by drawing up a large list and whittling it down to an ideal collection of diverse personalities. To achieve a clean and serene environment for both making your list and welcoming guests, choose the LG SIGNATURE Smart Wi-fi Enabled Air Purifier. Find out how to become the consummate host with LG SIGNATURE in our five-part “The art of hosting” series.
Building safer cities
Monocle Films travels to Paris to bear witness to the French capital’s efforts to mitigate terrorism through smart design and architecture.
Paris retail: La Grande Epicerie
The newly opened La Grande Epicerie on the Parisian rive droite celebrates the importance of physical retail. Monocle Films pays a visit to admire the heritage brands and tasty produce.
Paris: The Monocle Travel Guide
Paris is not all about picture-perfect cobbled streets and romantic vistas. Our guide seeks to cut through the clichés and steer you away from the tourist-thronged sites to discover the “real” Paris. Published by Gestalten, The Monocle Travel Guide to Paris is available now at The Monocle Shop.
Monocle top ten: Paris menswear
As an unprecedented heat wave beats down on France, fashion exhibitors are back in Paris’s tradeshows and showrooms to present their 2016 spring-summer menswear creations. Here are some highlights.
Full house: our selection of the best products on show at Maison & Objet in Paris
Biannual design and homeware treasure trove (and trade show) Maison & Objet brings the great, good and design-minded of the retail world to the Parc des Expositions in Paris each January. Here are a few things that caught our eye at this 20th anniversary edition of the fair.
The Big Interview: Karl Lagerfeld
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld talks to Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé about the industry, the media and why Berlin isn’t as good as it used to be.
Paris Air Show 2013
The 50th year of the Paris Air Show was defined by the optimism of an industry looking skywards. Monocle attended to meet the business high-flyers.
Prix Pictet — 2011
In the three years since its inception, the Prix Pictet has become the world's leading prize for photography in the field of sustainability. With a prize of CHF 100,000 the international jury honour a photographer whose work artistically presents a convincing narrative about critical environmental issues.
Retail city: Paris
Though it has no shortage of chains and big brands, France remains a country where the small, local speciality shop is highly valued. Nowhere is this more evident than its capital, which contains thousands of examples of independent shops doing creative things with retail. Monocle visits eight of our favourite Paris shops to see what’s on offer.