France

Tips and Articles in France

For anyone planning an upcoming stay in Paris, I have exciting news. Restaurant delivery has, at long last, arrived in the French capital. Though considered a basic human right in New York City, as little as 10 years ago, it basically did not exis...
It’s not that Paris had never seen a hamburger before 2009, when the L.A. native Kristin Frederick launched central Paris’s first gourmet first food truck, Le Camion qui Fume. It’s just that burgers in the city then were found in small troughs of ...
I’m supposed to be on vacation, but I can’t stop thinking about Children of the Corn. I’m lost, you see, in rural Southern France, whipping my poor rental car frantically down narrow dirt-lined roads as my GPS sputters indecipherably. Any second, ...
I’m supposed to be on vacation, but I can’t stop thinking about Children of the Corn. I’m lost, you see, in rural Southern France, whipping my poor rental car frantically down narrow dirt-lined roads as my GPS sputters indecipherably. Any second, ...
I’m supposed to be on vacation, but I can’t stop thinking about Children of the Corn. I’m lost, you see, in rural Southern France, whipping my poor rental car frantically down narrow dirt-lined roads as my GPS sputters indecipherably. Any second, ...
Yes, summer is the season of music festivals, but how many of them are held in ravishing Andre Le Nôtre-designed gardens once owned by relatives of Louis XIV? Compared to the mud-pits of Glastonbury, or Bonnarroo in swampy Nashville, Rock en Seine...
What happens in Paris if the baguettes run out? Some people are worried we might soon see. The mayor of Paris recently rolled back a centuries-old law strictly limiting and scheduling the vacation time of French bakers. The law came on the heel...
Airbnb has announced that it will begin collecting tourism taxes in Paris, its largest market, after having reached an agreement with the French government. Starting October 1, the home-sharing start-up will charge a line item of €.83 per person p...
The Palace of Versailles, one of France’s most noted landmarks, has fallen upon hard times. So, the French government has announced it is building a five-star property with the Palace, once the seat of the French monarchy. Three neglected mansion ...
France is the world’s number one tourist destination, and the money generated by the sector accounts for 8 percent of its GDP. So anything that threatens tourism in France—like, say, the capital city’s reputation for bad manners—gets the governmen...
In most instances, the thought of recording a daily run doesn't recall the most intriguing of scenes—unless you're Sebastien Montaz-Rosset. The runner recently decided to sport a camera on one of his morning runs through the French Alps. Consideri...
The Palace of Versailles is once again in talks to open a luxury hotel, potentially opening three buildings located just outside the Versailles gates for overnight stays. This is the second time Marie Antoinette's former stomping ground has been s...
Hot weather in France could mean bad news for the country’s wine harvest. This is France’s third-hottest July since the 90s and they have received about half the rain that they usually do during the summer, the Local reports. This has caused th...
There's no avoiding lavender in Provence during its prime (late June to early August). The fragrant flower seems infiltrate every space with its vibrant blossoms—a very welcomed diversion some summertime. That being said, the lavender fields are a...
Just about everywhere there are discerning drinkers these days, there is a craft beer scene to please them. Paris is no exception. The city has some lovely bars where you can go to tip back a few pints, such as La Fine Mousse in the 11th, and Supe...