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Tips and Articles in France

New York Edition The property’s May opening in the 1909 Met Life Tower on Madison Square Park marked hotelier Ian Schrager’s return to New York. Inside the opulent restaurant, restored wood paneling, Venetian plaster, and photos from Schrager’s...
Though most eyes have been on Greece this week, UNESCO announced the addition of two French regions to its list of World Heritage Sites: Champagne and Burgundy. Yes, these are also the names of wines, which is part of the point. Making these areas...
Paris has become a serious player in the booming photography fair scene, with four events coming up this fall—most notably November’s can’t-miss Paris Photo. But for true fans of the medium, nothing tops what goes on in the south of France every s...
Heat waves in France are their own special hell. While I’ve never experienced worse weather on a more consistent basis than in the 12 years I lived in New York City, functioning in the heat in Paris—a city almost entirely without air conditioning—...
If you aren’t living under a rock, then you probably heard about Courtney Love’s frantic tweets after alighting from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris last week in an Uber, and promptly being “taken hostage” for an hour, along with her driver, by...
Inside a wine shop, warming weather means the shelves will soon turn very pink—and predominately Provençal. Crisp, dry rosé from Provence is a summertime staple, but it’s certainly not the only pink wine from France worth seeking out. At wine bar ...
Looks like Dublin isn't the only city that's going to be experience a pedestrian-friendly makeover. Last weekend, Paris Mayor Anne Hildago shared the news that seven of the city's iconic (and not-so-iconic) squares will be undergoing changes to be...
Parisians have a small window to celebrate summer: skies are gray for three-fourths of the year, and kids are in school until July. So they pack in the summer celebrations—La Fete de la Musique just wrapped up, and this week, there’s the gratifyin...
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 the ideal grounds for one. You need open greenery—at Luxembourg it’s forbidden to sit on the gr...
Starting Thursday, July 9th, Shangri-La, Paris is offering a special "100% Green Evening" series featuring a local, vegetable-focused menu. This special will run the first Thursday of each month at the hotel's French restaurant, La Bauhinia. All m...
Starting Thursday, July 9th, Shangri-La, Paris is offering a special "100% Green Evening" series featuring a local, vegetable-focused menu. This special will run the first Thursday of each month at the hotel's French restaurant, La Bauhinia. All m...
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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 of a storied bookstore going out of business would not make headlines in the States—tragically...
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 Georges Pompidou. But when it comes mealtime, things start to get painful. Restaurants in Pari...
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 buy directional jeans, or artfully distressed cashmere, has grown exponentially. But shoppers hav...