France

Tips and Articles in France

“I first started visiting ’Sconset with my family when I was about eight years old. We rented a place near the Summer House Cottages, on Ocean Avenue, every August. Most days we’d bike the five miles from our front lawn to the town’s general store...
There’s a youthquake afoot at these four shopping landmarks. Paris You could forgive Printemps if it had lost some of its fabled luster after 145 years. But thanks to a $100 million top-to-toe renovation, the famous stained-glass Art Nouveau cup...
From the terrace on Sartène's main square, I can look out over the Rizzanese Valley as far as the blue sea beyond Propriano, a coastal town 10 minutes away. I'm at least 100 feet up, but then every spot in this town seems to overlook a steep drop-...
“The Rue de Lancry winds its way down to the Canal St.-Martin, a two-mile waterway in the 10th Arrondissement built under Napoléon. Now the street is modern and charming and lined with small shops, boulangeries, Italian and Middle Eastern grocers,...
Now you can pedal your way through the European countryside with Ama Waterways (amawaterways.com), which carries 30 bikes on each of its six European vessels (guests can ride the 20-mile Danube route from Melk to Dürnstein, in Austria). Other cru...
Q: Is there any way to avoid the long lines at Western Europe’s more popular museums? —Alison Carter, San Jose, Calif. A: “You can often purchase advance or special-entry passes through a website affiliated with the museum or its city. Dodge the ...
Looking east from the Pont de Tolbiac in the 13th Arrondissement you wouldn't know you were in Paris. As far as the eye can see, there are cranes and glass towers punctuating the rabbit warrens of old working-class neighborhoods. Below, a soundles...
Guy Martin (Le Grand Véfour, Paris): Air France Sample First-Class Meal: Red pepper, cucumber, and Parmesan tartare, foie gras, and fillet of guinea fowl served with artichokes and scalloped potatoes. Stephan Pyles (Stephan Pyles Restaurant, Da...
“A limo whisks me to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, where I’m escorted up, up to the high-rollers’ suite—bowling alley; pool table—and offered a single perfect red grape by a team of uniformed pamperers, who draw me a bath and inform me ...
To mark its 10th anniversary, the renowned French hotel and spa Les Sources de Caudalie (doubles from $290) commissioned the avant-garde fashion house Maison Martin Margiela to revamp its stand-alone suite, a favorite with local residents. Black-a...
Adrian Moore, Four Seasons Hotel George V concierge by day and food blogger by night, keeps close tabs on what’s up-and-coming in the City of Light (adrianmoore.blogspot.com). Below, what’s on his radar. 1. Drink It The Florida Tarragon—a sublim...
Q: My husband and I want to spend a weekend in Manhattan. Where are the best new places to stay and eat? —Alison Carter, San Jose, Calif. A: “I’d base myself at the retro-cool Ace Hotel (doubles from $299) or at the modern Andaz Wall Street (doub...
In Brussels’s main square, 10 master Belgian chocolate makers are showcased at La Maison des Maîtres Chocolatiers Belges boutique, where they host daily workshops to teach the secret ingredients of their country’s rich dark and white cocoa. Paris...
Even the most world-weary, been-there-done-that travelers admit that the Côte d'Azur exerts a special power over them. A suave cocktail of expatriate novels, movies filmed through the besotted lens of Hollywood, and a lustrous string of legendary ...
Based in New York and Paris, respectively, cult bloggers Scott Schuman (thesartorialist.com) and Garance Doré (garancedore.fr) have the inside scoop on these two fashion capitals, and their idiosyncratic takes on street style have garnered them hu...