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This Wednesday, July 22, marks the 25th anniversary of the brilliant Cinéma en Plein Air festival in the Parc de la Villette, the mega-park in the 19th... Read More

Aside from the ultra-affordable Mama Shelter, Marseilles has long lacked designminded boutique hotels. Not anymore. Last year, the C2 Hôtel (picured;... Read More

With more than a thousand restaurants in its grasp, Lyon famously has one of the highest concentrations of eateries in France. The bouchon, with its... Read More

When shopping abroad, vintage purchases are some of the hardest to weigh. After all, if you walk away from a one-off piece, there is no going back.... Read More

Since 2013, when Marseilles was named a European Capital of Culture and began to unveil the first projects of a decades-long urban planning overhaul,... Read More

Given Paris’s reputation as one of the great food cities of the world, restaurants are, rightfully, an important part of anyone’s visit. Pity the poor... Read More

For Madewell’s second collaboration with beloved French brand Sezane, they decided to focus on two of their (and our) favorite cities: Paris and New... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Inside a wine shop, warming weather means the shelves will soon turn very pink—and predominately Provençal. Crisp, dry rosé from Provence is a... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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

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