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Posts by Tina Isaac

Free Online Photography Museum
Arago is a new, free-access portal to all of the photography archives in France. At launch, the site included the collections of the Direction General des... Read More
Robert Doisneau, Paris les Halles Free iPad App
More than 110,000 visitors attended the Spring 2012 exhibition "Doisneau, Paris les Halles," a collection of photographs that portray the city’s demolishe... Read More
The Louvre Expands to Lens, France
Beginning December 4, 2012, over 200 of the Louvre’s works will be on display in the museum’s new satellite in Lens, a northern city in the Pas-de-Calais ... Read More
New Paris Restaurant Brings a French Twist to the Classic
It was 1925 when Harry’s New York Bar, the famed American cocktail oasis in Paris, served the first French hot dog. Now, nearly a century later, a new spo... Read More
Luxury Parisian Hotels Rethink Art of Hospitality
It’s makeover season in the City of Light—at least for high-end palace hotels. Check into the famed 18th century Hôtel de Crillon (pictured) before it clo... Read More
France Dispatch: Mama Shelter Rolls Out Another Hotel
Created by the Trigano family (co-founders of Club Med) and French philosopher Cyril Aouizerate and designed by Philippe Starck, Mama Shelter now counts a s... Read More
Q+A: Harriet Welty Rochefort, Author of "Joie de Vivre"
Svelteness, style, and sex appeal: why do the French so effortlessly possess these qualities, and why can’t America get on board? Harriet Welty Rochefort ... Read More
France Kicks Off WWI Centennial with Picasso at the Pompidou
The Centre Pompidou Metz is marking the centennial of WWI with “1917,” a new exhibition running through September 24. It’s the kickoff event in a series o... Read More
New Cocktail Club Opens in Paris
The team behind the wildly popular Experimental Cocktail Club has struck again with a brand new speakeasy, Le Ballroom du Beef Club, in the 1st arrondisse... Read More
Hermès: Site Specific Shoe Store
Hermès, the French fashion brand, opened a new pop-up store on the Rue de Sèvres.  The store, which will remain in business until July 19th, is dedicated ex... Read More
Paris Watch: The Seine Gets a Facelift + New Cultural Venue
The rehabilitation of the quais along the Seine will be completed by this summer (just in time for Paris Plage, which kicks off at the end of July). The L... Read More
Reopening Art Gallery: The Palais de Tokyo in Paris
When the Palais de Tokyo reopens this month, three times bigger than before, the self-described “anti-museum par excellence” will be one of Europe’s large... Read More
3 Chic Boutiques Not to Miss in Paris
Heading to the City of Light? T+L reveals three boutiques not to miss. Having earned her stripes at Balenciaga and Christian Lacroix, Bouchra Jarrar—know... Read More
Beloved Provençal Winery Becomes Region's New Art Destination
Many who love Provence are familiar with Château La Coste, which produces some of the region’s best-known rosé. But what many do not know (yet) is that ... Read More
Beyond Rosé: Provence Winery Becomes World-Class Art Destination
Many who love Provence are familiar with Chateau La Coste, which produces some of the region's best-known rosé. But what many do not know (yet) is that sinc... Read More
Pierre Cardin Unveils the “New” Château Lacoste
Artists and other creative types have been drawn to the Château Lacoste in Provence since the Marquis de Sade was in residence, and the notorious author’... Read More
The Pour: Paris’s New Global Wine Bar Has a ‘Top Chef’ Connection
At a time when everyone’s a stickler for provenance, the wine atelier O Château has struck a chord with its wine-and-tapas bar concept on the Rue Jean-J... Read More
Philippe Starck Opens Seafood Shack…On the French Riviera!
Although well-known to locals, the 1.2-mile Sentier du Littoral pathway leading from Cap d’Ail on the Riviera to Monaco remains relatively obscure to vi... Read More
On Our Radar: Paris Shopping
Where do chic Parisians shop these days? Travel + Leisure's Paris correspondent Tina Isaac shares her insider tips here: For jewelry go to . . .White Bir... Read More
Top Paris Hotels Left Off "Palace" List
A jury composed by the Ministry of Tourism has awarded the new 'Palace' label to eight Paris hotels—Le Bristol, Le Meurice, the Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme and... Read More