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We were in the middle of the woods when I began to comprehend the French passion for order. My wife and I were walking through the gently undulating farm country of Berry, on the upper reaches of the Loire. We had just driven down from Paris (two ...
Built in 1870, the cliff-edge saltwater swimming pool of the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc in the south of France has been the centerpiece of that fabled celebrity resort for more than 80 years. Clark Gable bronzed himself on its sun beds; Brigitte Bardot...
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"I'm not attracted to hotels just to make a design statement," veteran couturier Christian Lacroix explains as he sits on one of the beds in his newest creation, the 34-room Hôtel Bellechasse, in Paris's Faubourg St.-Germain. "Remember, in French...
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See our slideshow of 10 Amazing Bridges. They are a marvel of engineering. Their function is purposeful yet poetic. And they’ve inspired musicians, painters, and writers for centuries. Beyond the sheer practicality of crossing ravines and water, ...
See more Best Places to Eat Like a Local Chez Aline: Choose your own fillings or defer to chef Delphine Zampetti for a deceptively simple baguette sandwich at her petite, retro-flavored deli. 11th Arr.; 33-1/43-71-90-75. $ Septime: Rustic wooden...
See 100 Places to Eat Like a Local Farinata, Genoa, Italy Liguria’s beloved equivalent of the French socca is a thin, pizza-like pancake made from chickpea flour, served hot from the oven and typically adorned with hunks of gorgonzola or Stracch...
When my mother and father fell in love, in the summer of 1967, they took off for Provence. They were in Switzerland at the time, and both 21 years old. A few days after they met, an impromptu Mediterranean weekend vacation seemed like the thing to...
When we were 11 and 13 years old, our parents dressed us in neckties and blazers and marched us to a French restaurant in our hometown, Charleston, South Carolina. We sulked through dinner until dessert arrived: crème caramel. And in that instant ...
Across Europe Abercrombie & Kent Villas Best For: Excursions; local staff; user-friendly website Five decades of experience as a luxury travel operator gave A&K a healthy head start with its 135-property villa-rental offshoot, which launched in...
See a Video Slideshow of the Best New Restaurants As more and more of you dream and scheme your vacations around unforgettable meals, T+L has searched far and wide—through eight cities across four continents, to be precise—to unearth the world’...
Colin Field, mixologist, Paris, Bar Hemingway, bartending
Video: Learn How to Make the Perfect Cocktail with Colin Field Some say he’s telepathic. Walk into the Hôtel Ritz Paris’s legendary Bar Hemingway on any night, and head barman Colin Field will reveal his uncanny talent for divining what you’d l...