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Tips and Articles in France

The city’s first tiki bars were standalone places that, though campy and even a little divey, have real talent beneath their cocktail umbrellas. Le Tiki Lounge opened in the 11th arrondissement in 2012, and Dirty Dick in Pigalle a year later. With...
Bonnieux Silencio at La Maison d’Aigebrun Silencio—the private Parisian nightclub designed by director David Lynch—is joining forces with another iconic filmmaker, and taking its act on the road. Agnès Varda, whose former family home in the Lube...
1. The Picasso Museum, which recently reopened after a five-year renovation that more than doubled its size. It’s a must-see in the Marais. 2. Un crème and un croissant at Café de Flore, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Courtesy of Kate Betts ...
Antoine would like us to go to this château on Saturday for a picnic, my friend Brandon said as we planned our weekend. They light it with candles at night on Saturdays. Sounds great, I said, not knowing how much of this would be true. It wa...
TripAdvisor just unleashed its new Vacation Value Report, thereby unveiling the 10 most-searched destinations across the web. Even better: the travel site also shared the best dates to travel for the best deals. Each of the destinations comes w...
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 ...