Paris Dispatch: Eiffel Tower News, Cool Apps, Exhibits, More...
You can now buy tickets for the Eiffel Tower online at www.tour-eiffel.fr (English section); it’s also possible to reserve online at both the 58 and the Jules Verne. Van Cleef & Arpels took home the Best iPhone Application award at the Stratégies / Firstluxe.com 2009 Awards. “A Day in Paris”, was inspired by the brand’s site: unejourneeaparis.com. The app traces seven romantic, interactive circuits in Paris with poetic stops along the way.
One of the season’s biggest art events is a retrospective dedicated to Lucian Freud, featuring about 50 of the 88-year-old artist’s masterpieces as well as two films. At the Centre Pompidou from March 10-July 19, 2010. Music up and comer: Zaz née Isabelle Jeffroy is often compared to Edith Piaf, but she puts a modern spin on the French chansons de bal style. The first retrospective to span the whole of Yves Saint Laurent’s 40-year career will open at the Petit Palais on March 11th and run through August 29th.
Tina Isaac is Travel + Leisure's Paris correspondent.