Cover Photo: An illustration of a crow eating a French macaron from a box of macarons
Illustration by Kate Gavino for Catapult

Is “Paris Syndrome” a Real Thing?

When you don’t have sky-high expectations for Paris to begin with, the disillusionment you find in the City of Light is much more nuanced.

Kate Gavino is the creator of the blog and book, Last Night's Reading. Her work has been featured in Buzzfeed, The Guardian, O Magazine, Rookie, the Paris Review Daily, and Brooklyn Magazine.