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Looking for a dash of style, culture or inspiration? We’ll always have Paris

We can’t go there, but Paris — currently starring in so many of our favourite TV shows — is as much a state of mind as a fabulous city, and Edel Coffey explains how to add a touch of Parisian allure to your life

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Chic, romantic and inspired: Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie moved to Paris in Sex and the City

Chic, romantic and inspired: Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie moved to Paris in Sex and the City

Chic, romantic and inspired: Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie moved to Paris in Sex and the City

It’s fair to say that television has been a kind of national saviour over the past year. Normal People may have owned Lockdown One, but with each passing iteration of confinement biting harder and deeper, a new kind of TV show has emerged as hero: escapist, beautiful, whimsical, and French.

First came Call My Agent, the break-out Netflix comedy-drama about French talent agents and the real-life actors they represented (walk-on parts have included Sigourney Weaver, Monica Bellucci, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jean Reno).


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