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There’s a reason why having a picnic in Paris is on everyone’s to-do list. But the parks you know best, like the Jardin de Luxembourg, are not actually... Read More

Starting Thursday, July 9th, Shangri-La, Paris is offering a special "100% Green Evening" series featuring a local, vegetable-focused menu. This... Read More

Last week, the iconic bookstore Librairie La Hune (pictured), in the Paris neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Près, closed its doors for good. While news... Read More

I feel for parents coming to Paris with their kids. Sure, they can race sailboats in the Jardin de Luxembourg fountain, or chase pigeons in the Place... Read More

It’s been about ten years since the Marais neighborhood in Paris first started going up-market. In the course of that decade, the number of places to... Read More

On a cliff facing the Channel Islands in Granville, Normandy sits a charming pink house surrounded by manicured greenery and peppered with fuchsia and... Read More

If there’s a woman alive who personifies Parisian glamour, it’s Ines de la Fressange. Not just because the 50-plus-year-old, still-working supermodel... Read More

Paris’ hot spot Les Bains-Douches is back, but not necessarily in the way you’d expect. The name is keeping all of the glitz, glamour, and clout it’s... Read More

As summer looms, Paris residents without air conditioning turn their thoughts to the city’s phenomenal public pools. To visitors it’s a little-known... Read More

A cohort of undercover detectives in France raided two hotels last week, busting a ring of pickpockets that is estimated to steal close to $4,400 a day... Read More

Coco Chanel once said, “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” Embodying this sentiment—and the couturier’s legacy—is the Ritz Paris.... Read More

To many travelers, the love locks covering the Pont des Arts symbolize eternal love. In reality, they’re an infrastructure nightmare, and the city of... Read More

Has it really been 15 years since the debut of the influential French blog Le Fooding? Dedicated to promoting the best young, indie chefs in Paris (and... Read More

In a world where small mountains of forgotten totes kick around the bottom of closets, does one need an artisanal canvas bag? In the case of the new... Read More

In the 10 years I’ve lived in Paris, I’ve watched locals try their hand at various foreign cuisines. While there have been some successes—you can now... Read More

Delphine Plisson paced in and out of her new namesake shop, smile beaming, shaking hands with the morning’s first customers while her staff awaited the... Read More

Anybody driving along the Périphérique in Paris has known for months that it wasn’t going to end well. After all the talk about the Philharmonie de... Read More

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... Read More

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. ... Read More

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... Read More

TripAdvisor just unleashed its new Vacation Value Report, thereby unveiling the 10 most-searched destinations across the web. Even better: the travel... Read More

Walking down Avenue Montaigne in Paris’ 8th arrondissement, it’s easy to spot the Hotel Plaza Athénée, whose scarlet geraniums cascade from balconies in... Read More

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