France

Tips and Articles in France

Ask Mark Paris in the Spring, in Shorts? By Mark Orwoll Mark Orwoll, seasoned traveler and T&L Managing Editor, is here to help you with your travel questions. Think of him as your personal concierge, and as...
so you want to see The Lion King?Everyone knows that if you're hoping to absorb some culture on a trip, you should buy your tickets ahead of time. Trouble is, language barriers, time differences, ticket availability, and exchange rates can make it...
No. 5You have to wonder about a hotel with door tags that read do me now please (a cheeky instruction to make up the room). Add bamboo floors, faux-sable bed throws, and kimonos in place of terry robes, and you've got No. 5 Maddox. Located on the ...
At La Cour Beaudeval, a creeper-clad 17th-century farmhouse in Normandy, just an hour from Paris, you can purchase the perfect pair of vintage mercury-glass candlesticks and rest your head upon a Louis XVI‚style bed piled with toile de Jouy pillow...
"This is the first year i've seen any Americans in Les Portes," Bernadette Frigière remarked as she watched the morning market unfold on the small square in front of her restaurant, Le Chasse-Marée. Frigière was taking a break, having just prepare...
Our goal was to travel in southwestern France frugally without sacrificing style. My husband and I knew that if we could achieve this, we'd be philosophically aligned with the French. Terry and I had attended the same bilingual high school, where ...
Whether you're seeking profound contemplation of your faith, speculative contemplation of the future, or just sodden contemplation of the bottom of a fifth of single malt, there's a destination in Europe to fulfill each and every Y2K desire. Expec...
The best thing about Knopf' s just-released city guides (for New York, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Milan, and London) isn' t the flashy design-- though that is inspiring. It' s the hundreds of photographs, which let travelers see inside hotels and rest...
BEDROCK Ever wanted to sleep in a cave?Yunak Evleri, carved into a white stone cliff in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, will bring your Flintstones fantasies to life. The hotel, which opened in May, extends through six naturally cooled caves buil...
In junior high, some friends and I discovered a way into our town's rain sewers. With cigarette lighters to guide us, we crawled through dark concrete tubes to emerge in a chamber just high enough to stand in. Fifty feet below street level, we'd f...
Ask Mark Bargains in Paris? By Mark Orwoll Mark Orwoll, seasoned traveler and T&L Managing Editor, is here to help you with all your travel questions. Think of him as your personal concierge, and ask away.......
Having grown up in proletarian Moscow, I'm not one to fetishize foie gras or swoon over budget-busting Bordeaux. So what would I say to a tour of Michelin three-star restaurants, Europe's gourmet Elysiums?Eh—not a part of my five-year plan. Too mu...
Ever dreamt of sailing the Neva to visit the czars' summer palace?Or cruising the Rhine, stopping for tastings at vineyards all along the way?Somewhere between traveling by land and by sea lies a blissful medium. It's now possible to sail Europe's...
in the castle Newly acquired by the luxury-minded Orient-Express Hotels group and grandly fluffed up to the tune of $3 million, the Hôtel de la Cité (now incorporating the neighboring Hôtel Dame Carcas) is once again the pride of Carcassonne. In t...
In 1991 I spent a vibrant year in Paris researching a book on Colette's life, then eight somber years in my New York study writing it. While I was in France, I visited her native Burgundy, her apartment at the Palais-Royal, and two of her country ...