France

France Travel Guide

The island is monopolized by normal, regular French people of average means in the normal, regular business of being on holiday: riding bikes, picnicking, swimming (even though the water never averages more than 64 degrees), buying honey at the market, wearing out the plastic cafe furniture.

The book and music store has high ceilings and an eclectic mix.

Located in the heart of the stylish Hotel DeVille district, on the northern bank of the Seine, the Different Company, true to its name, is a different sort of boutique shopping experience. The store is owned and operated by famed French perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena and his daughter, Celine.

Set in a former warehouse, the museum shows a rotating collection of art from the 1960's to the present.

Decades of fads and trends haven’t changed this old-fashioned, working-class dance hall much.