France

Tips and Articles in France

For history buffs, veterans, and families of World War II heroes, Normandy has become something of a pilgrimage site. Millions of travelers come to the region each year to reverently visit the beaches (where Allied forces invaded on D-Day in 1944)...
It’s time to drop every preconceived notion you have about hostels, because there’s nary a rickety bunk beds to be found at those of Generator, a new design-focused brand with locations in culture capitals like London, Barcelona, and Berlin. The b...
Can’t wait for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to re-open in 2016? Get a sneak peek of the museum’s new collection when its American Icons exhibit opens at the Grand Palais in Paris this April. Marking the international debut of SFMOMA O...
A five-star rating on Yelp is nice, but there's perhaps no better restaurant recommendation than one that comes from the mouth of a chef. Phaidon's new edition of Where Chefs Eat banks on that idea, curating a culinary expert-sourced guide to the ...
Seeking inspiration for the next photography excursion? These upcoming photo exhibits will be all it takes to go from dreaming to plane boarding.  Each explores the relationship between photography and the emergence of travel, particularly photogr...
For the first time since launching last June, Air France’s new first-class La Première Suites are available in the U.S., on flights between JFK and Charles de Gaulle. The star treatment begins the minute one steps foot in the airport, with private...
Hotels love a good attention-grabbing amenity, especially one that involves health and wellness. We looked at some of the latest offerings to see which are worth your time. At many JW Marriott properties worldwide, turndown service includes a v...
Skin-care companies are taking a locavore approach, producing goods with a strong sense of place. Just as chefs are increasingly careful about knowing where their food comes from, beauty brands are thinking more about what goes into their produ...
Japanese chefs are jazzing up the Paris dining scene—no sushi or soy sauce in sight. One of France’s food obsessions of late is whether la gastronomie française is in decline, eclipsed by the sexier, more innovative cooking coming out of Copenh...
Calling all ski bunnies: Airbnb is offering up the chance to spend a night in a decked-out cable car high above Courchevel, a full 9,000 feet over the Combe de Saulire peak. And no, you won’t be sleeping on metal benches surrounded by ski racks—Ai...
With its romantic architecture, lose-yourself-in-them cobblestone streets, and cozy boutiques, Paris is undoubtedly a woman’s town. And nobody knows this better than Marcia DeSanctis, author of the new book 100 Places in France Every Woman Should ...
South Pigalle is a stylish, family-friendly, and authentic area in the ninth arrondissement of Paris that’s truly up-and-coming. Shops, boutiques, and cocktail bars lie hidden just around the corner from Montemartre and Sacré-Cœur. Sarah Spagnolo ...
Restaurants Hot Tables Chef Toutain’s ethereal treatment of unusual produce at Restaurant David Toutain ($$$$) has notes of Scandinavian-style naturalism, but his dishes are locally sourced. The seasonal menu may include steamed sea urchin with ...
Paris: a beautiful, stylish destination that is on everyone’s list. But the bigger question once you’re there: where to eat? Sarah Spagnolo shares her spots for great French fare.  A bistro is classic Paris: meats, cheeses, not all fancy but al...
Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt is an ideal Paris day trip for antiques collectors and travelers looking for great finds. Sarah Spagnolo shares how to shop in the popular Paris flea market. Located just 10 minutes from the Arc du Triomphe, Mar...