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Guy Savoy at La Monnaie Paris has been waiting for years while its historic mint—a 17th century masterpiece, until now mostly closed to the public—was transformed into a museum and cultural space, which will also house Savoy’s relocated flagship ...
Walking down Avenue Montaigne in Paris’ 8th arrondissement, it’s easy to spot the Hotel Plaza Athénée, whose scarlet geraniums cascade from balconies in a way that is inevitably iconic. The hotel is an archetype for Paris’ 20th-century luxury, hav...
Bordeaux has what’s known as a high-class problem: People think of it as a snobby French region making great, if unapproachable, wine. People are in awe of it—and intimidated by it—before they even open a bottle. To remind you that red Bordeaux...
For about a decade now, the trends of hyper-local ingredients, sustainable sourcing, and nose-to-tail cooking have been sweeping through Paris. In the process, the city has shed its museum-of-food reputation and once again become a mecca for culin...
Even with today’s advanced knowledge of acoustical science, designing and building a new concert hall involves a certain leap of faith, especially if the aim is for flexibility—a venue suitable for a Beethoven symphony or a Pierre Boulez compositi...
The Eiffel Tower has received its fair share of quirky updates these past few years—an ice skating rink, a vertigo-inducing glass floor—but this may be its most important yet. As part of the tower’s first major retrofit in 30 years, New York-based...
For history buffs, veterans, and families of World War II heroes, Normandy has become something of a pilgrimage site. Millions of travelers come to the region each year to reverently visit the beaches (where Allied forces invaded on D-Day in 1944)...
It’s time to drop every preconceived notion you have about hostels, because there’s nary a rickety bunk beds to be found at those of Generator, a new design-focused brand with locations in culture capitals like London, Barcelona, and Berlin. The b...
Can’t wait for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to re-open in 2016? Get a sneak peek of the museum’s new collection when its American Icons exhibit opens at the Grand Palais in Paris this April. Marking the international debut of SFMOMA O...
A five-star rating on Yelp is nice, but there's perhaps no better restaurant recommendation than one that comes from the mouth of a chef. Phaidon's new edition of Where Chefs Eat banks on that idea, curating a culinary expert-sourced guide to the ...
Seeking inspiration for the next photography excursion? These upcoming photo exhibits will be all it takes to go from dreaming to plane boarding.  Each explores the relationship between photography and the emergence of travel, particularly photogr...
For the first time since launching last June, Air France’s new first-class La Première Suites are available in the U.S., on flights between JFK and Charles de Gaulle. The star treatment begins the minute one steps foot in the airport, with private...
Hotels love a good attention-grabbing amenity, especially one that involves health and wellness. We looked at some of the latest offerings to see which are worth your time. At many JW Marriott properties worldwide, turndown service includes a v...
Skin-care companies are taking a locavore approach, producing goods with a strong sense of place. Just as chefs are increasingly careful about knowing where their food comes from, beauty brands are thinking more about what goes into their produ...
Japanese chefs are jazzing up the Paris dining scene—no sushi or soy sauce in sight. One of France’s food obsessions of late is whether la gastronomie française is in decline, eclipsed by the sexier, more innovative cooking coming out of Copenh...