Félix Macherez

Paris

Life Advice from the Legendary Parisian Waiter Who Has Served More Famous Artists Than You

"We had to hide bottles of alcohol under the tablecloths so they wouldn't steal them."
Félix Macherez
12.28.17
News

Everything You Need to Know About the Protests Happening Across France

There may be a fair amount of juggling and drum circles involved in the "Nuit Debout" protest movement, but at least people are there for the right reasons.
Félix Macherez
5.20.16
Paris

Secrets from a Server at Picasso and Sartre's Favorite Paris Haunt

We spoke to one of the oldest servers at La Coupole, a beloved brasserie in Paris’s iconic Montparnasse neighborhood, whose walls have heard stories from the Roaring 20s, Uma Thurman, and thousands of affairs.
Félix Macherez
5.13.16
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How Parisian Cops Eat

I spent an afternoon with French cops to see if their lunches were better than the cliche stereotype of doughnut-eating American policemen.
Félix Macherez
12.20.15
Travel

Meet the Parisians Paying a Small Fortune to Live in Microscopic Apartments

"Chambres de Bonne," or "maid's rooms," are studios whose inhabitants make do with around 100 square feet.
Félix Macherez
6.16.15
Travel

We Asked Tourists In Paris If They Noticed the Eiffel Tower Was 'Shrouded in Smog'

According to international media, Paris is now "more polluted than Shanghai and London."
Félix Macherez
3.25.15
Stuff

This Woman Is Trying to Save French Gingers from Extinction

Alice and her French friend Gerald are the masterminds behind Lyon's' "Ginger Parties."
Félix Macherez
3.20.15
Stuff

Yes, There Are Still People Who Believe the Earth Is Flat

The members of the Flat Earth Society believe that sensory observations prevail over scientific theory.
Félix Macherez
8.22.14
Stuff

Witold Pilecki Was the First to Report on the Horrors Taking Place in the Nazi Concentration Camp

Captain Witold Pilecki's mission was to organize resistance from within the most horrific symbol of the Holocaust, send information to the Allies, and record the horrors he witnessed for the sake of history.
Félix Macherez
4.8.14
Stuff

We Asked a Military Expert What It Would Take to Invade France

Is France a legitimate military force and what would happen if the rest of the world tried to invade France?
Félix Macherez
3.24.14