France

Tips and Articles in France

To mark its 10th anniversary, the renowned French hotel and spa Les Sources de Caudalie (doubles from $290) commissioned the avant-garde fashion house Maison Martin Margiela to revamp its stand-alone suite, a favorite with local residents. Black-a...
Adrian Moore, Four Seasons Hotel George V concierge by day and food blogger by night, keeps close tabs on what’s up-and-coming in the City of Light (adrianmoore.blogspot.com). Below, what’s on his radar. 1. Drink It The Florida Tarragon—a sublim...
Q: My husband and I want to spend a weekend in Manhattan. Where are the best new places to stay and eat? —Alison Carter, San Jose, Calif. A: “I’d base myself at the retro-cool Ace Hotel (doubles from $299) or at the modern Andaz Wall Street (doub...
In Brussels’s main square, 10 master Belgian chocolate makers are showcased at La Maison des Maîtres Chocolatiers Belges boutique, where they host daily workshops to teach the secret ingredients of their country’s rich dark and white cocoa. Paris...
Even the most world-weary, been-there-done-that travelers admit that the Côte d'Azur exerts a special power over them. A suave cocktail of expatriate novels, movies filmed through the besotted lens of Hollywood, and a lustrous string of legendary ...
Based in New York and Paris, respectively, cult bloggers Scott Schuman (thesartorialist.com) and Garance Doré (garancedore.fr) have the inside scoop on these two fashion capitals, and their idiosyncratic takes on street style have garnered them hu...
See our slideshow of the World’s Best Hotels for Celeb-Spotting. Try as she might to hide behind her signature oversize sunglasses, globe-trotter and fashion fanatic Victoria “Posh” Beckham is often spotted leaving extravagantly high-end shops or...
Lately, I've been reading a best seller about monks. It will never be made into a blockbuster, but it's far more inspiring than the one on your bookshelf. During a recent journey through Europe, I carried a book originally penned in Vulgar Latin 1...
Lynn Yaeger was right to recommend the Porte de Vanves flea market. We made several great finds there while furnishing our Paris apartment, including a beautiful hand-carved cherrywood sleigh bed—for only $150! The dealer would not deliver, so I ...
She gave us the classic Chanel suit and the little black dress, and now Coco Chanel—la femme—has proved her staying power thanks to the recent films Coco Before Chanel and Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky. With the customized Coco Before Chanel Tour ...
A few years ago, Canadians Terry and Carole Baker vacationed in St. Genis, France and stayed in a place with a kitchen, washer/dryer, and a balcony overlooking the Jura Mountains. They’ve also stayed in a 4,000-square-foot, 18th-floor condo in Pen...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Museums. Bunnies, bunnies everywhere, and in all forms: stuffed, ceramic, painted—even a few real ones. Not only does the onslaught of bunny paraphernalia in Pasadena, California’s aptly named Bunny Muse...
See our slideshow of the World’s Most Romantic Places to Propose. It’s one of life’s weightiest conundrums: how—and where—to pop The Question. Assuming you want the answer to be a resounding yes, the choice of locale is paramount—and as every asp...
See our slideshow of The World’s Most Spectacular Tasting Rooms. When it comes to tasting rooms, what’s outside your glass is often as important as what’s inside it. “The taste of wine is largely contextual,” says Ray Isle, wine editor for Travel...
See our slideshow of The World’s Top Biking Cities. Open the garage, grip the handlebars, stand on the pedals, and go. That’s all it takes for Joseph Duffy, a graphic designer in Minneapolis, to start his morning commute to work. But what lies ah...