Pierre Berge

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Sunset, Jemma El Fna, Marrakesh, Morocco

“I believe that Marrakesh ought to be earned as a destination. The journey is the preparation for the experience. Reaching it too fast derides it, mak(...)

In November, Sothebys will auction art, furniture and antiques owned by the French interior designer Jacques Grange. All photographs: Alex Cretey-Systermans/The New York Times

At 73, Jacques Grange is cleaning house. For half a century, the French interior designer has not only created homes for Yves Saint Laurent, Sofia Cop(...)

Pierre Berge, long-time partner of late French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, was a cultural celebrity in France in his own right. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Pierre Berge, an influential French businessman, philanthropist and gay rights activist who helped build the fashion empire of his long-time lover Yve(...)

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon delivers a speech at a rally in Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

François Fillon won his gamble on Sunday when some 40,000 people braved wind and rain to stage a show of support for the beleaguered conservative pres(...)

Danielle Romeril: “It was about identity and putting a vision for yourself forward and being lucky enough to have friends who knew a bit more than I did.” Photograph: Johnny McMillan

Don O’Neill recalls his upbringing in Ballyheigue, Co Kerry as nothing short of magical. “The castle behind my house is haunted,” he says. “ We woul(...)

The manuscript contains page after page of scratched out notes, smudges, comments and ink blots by Flaubert, written while walking in Brittany. Photograph: Stéphane Briolant

The handwritten manuscript is page after page of scratched-out notes, smudges, comments and ink blots that reveal just how arduous the French novelis(...)

Brownswood House, a 19th-century estate in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, and No 21 Rue Bonaparte in Paris’s Latin Quarter share one thing in common – Ei(...)

French painter Pierre Soulages (left) and French president François Hollande attend the inauguration of a museum in Rodez. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Some 300 protesting farmers, steel workers and temporary entertainers confronted riot police in the small hilltop town of Rodez, in south-central Fran(...)

You would be surprised if any film about Yves Saint Laurent ended up looking like something le chat (...)

Yves St Laurent at his Rive Gauche boutique in Paris, with a model wearing  his ready-to-wear collection. Photograph: Reg Lancaster/Getty Images Yves St Laurent at his Rive Gauche boutique in Paris, with a model wearing  his ready-to-wear collection. Photograph: Reg Lancaster/Getty Images
All about Yves

In the early 1950s, a young Algerian man arrived in Paris, armed with an array of fashion sketches. Within a year, the 18-year-old student of haute(...)