Utamaro woodblock print fetches world-record €745,000 in Paris

Jun 23, 2016

Utamaro woodblock print fetches world-record €745,000 in Paris

A Japanese woodblock print from the Edo Period fetched €745,000 ($841,000) at auction in Paris, setting a world record for both the genre and the artist, Kitagawa Utamaro, the auctioneer said. The work by the 18th-century artist, titled “Deeply Hidden Love” (“Fukaku Shinobu Koi”), ...

Jun 5, 2016

Paris museum reopens as French floods slowly ease

The riverside Grand Palais exhibition hall in Paris is reopening as floodwaters slowly recede from the French capital, though risks remain for other regions. The Louvre Museum, some train stations and other sites remain closed Sunday after the worst floods in three decades caused ...

Paris' flooded Seine River swells 6 meters: official

Jun 3, 2016

Paris' flooded Seine River swells 6 meters: official

Flooding in central Paris has swelled the Seine River by 6 meters (20 feet) with a peak of up to 6.5 meters expected later, the French environment ministry said Friday. “The high-water level in Paris is expected tonight at around 6.30 meters (above its ...

Two dead, thousands evacuated in France flood emergency

Jun 3, 2016

Two dead, thousands evacuated in France flood emergency

Torrential rain forced thousands of people from their homes south of Paris while the River Seine surged to its highest level for over 30 years in the French capital, shutting down the famed Louvre and Orsay museums and a metro line. In Evry-Gregy-sur-Yerre, south ...

Paris revolts over plan to scrap historic newspaper kiosks

Jun 2, 2016

Paris revolts over plan to scrap historic newspaper kiosks

A plan to replace Paris’ iconic green, domed newspaper kiosks with modernist “sardine can” minishops has sparked uproar, with more than 30,000 people signing a petition to save the ornate originals. Heritage groups and architectural experts have reacted with fury to Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s ...