France

Tips and Articles in France

Vikram Chatwal’s earliest travel memory? Fleeing his childhood home in Ethiopia during the 1974 revolution. But that didn’t dampen his love for the road. At the age of 28, the Sikh globe-trotter launched his namesake boutique hotel company in 1999...
The Trip The kings of France ditched Paris for the Loire Valley during the Renaissance, leaving the region littered with glorious châteaux. And who could blame them? This lush valley is a regal backdrop for elaborate castles, its fertile vineyard...
The Trip The sexy scenes of the Côte d’Azur—outsize yachts; star-studded film festivals; private beach clubs—belie the Riviera’s rich cultural heritage. Start your trip with an arts-centric introduction in St. Paul-de-Vence, in the hills above Ni...
The Trip There’s more to Champagne, France, than sparkling wine. An hour northeast of Paris on the TGV, the region is bubbling over with new spots to sip, eat, and stay. An 18th-century mansion turned 12-room eco-retreat, the Hôtel Jean Moët open...
The Trip Everyone comes to Paris to eat, a mission that can be equally inspiring and nerve-racking. Crack the code by letting culinary guide Wendy Lyn of the Paris Kitchen lead you on a tour, or just home in on some of her favorite places: In St....
Some details about the date in question remain more in question than others. For instance: the day of the week. Could it have been a Friday? Definitely possible. It wasn’t a Monday because Restaurant Nino is closed on that day, and so I wouldn’t ...
I know exactly where I was when I first realized how big food-on-television was going to get. It was 1997, the weekend just after Thanksgiving, and I was out in the suburbs staying with the parents of my then-girlfriend when, at one point, I found...
In the age of the "ephemeral museum," to borrow a phrase from art historian Francis Haskell, masterpieces are as likely to be flying around the world in jets as the cultural travelers in search of them. The most surprising development in the museu...
Keren Ann epitomizes the multicultural modern nomad: born to a Javanese-Dutch mother and a Russian-Israeli father, the 31-year-old singer-songwriter settled down in Paris at age 11. These days, the artist splits her time between Paris and New Yo...
John Phillips was only looking for a villa. That he wound up with a village says something about the scale of his enthusiasms, his impetuous streak, and the curious state of the Italian countryside at the beginning of the 21st century. But really,...
Mexico City: Enrique Olvera For the scoop on where to eat in the Distrito Federal, T+L caught up with one of the city’s top chefs. Renowned for modernizing Mexican cuisine with his signature restaurant, Pujol (dinner for two $145), Olvera is exe...
If you travel light, a hotel notepad is an ideal memento—slim, utilitarian, free. And even if it doesn’t cost anything (except the price of a room, or a Campari in the lobby), it’s exclusive. The only way to get a hotel notepad is to find yourself...
Pure New Zealand Cheers to Adam Sachs for his article. I agree that the only way to travel there is to have no plan at all. I spent six months in Christchurch in 2002 and discovered the rest of the country in this way. From the people to the food...
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Czech-Ing In Maria Shollenbarger’s article on Prague made me wish to return to my grandparents’ homeland. The last time I visited, in the early nineties, the area was still quite poor. There weren’t many great stores, and the hotel and food selec...