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.

Located at either end of Terminal 2E in Charles de Gaulle Airport, these secluded relaxation zones offer a relatively quiet place to relax before or after a flight.

A sister to a gallery in Geneva, the recently opened art house specializes in modern and contemporary paintings and sculptures by artists such as Arman, Tolla, and Sportes.

The Tour: After watching a film on the history of champagne and how it is made, visitors descend into the caves, where they see how the bubbly is preserved until the dégorgement, when yeast sediment is removed from the bottle.

Only the finest in lead crystal tableware, jewelry, and light fixtures is offered at Maison Baccarat, the renowned Paris store which is housed in a former mansion near the Trocadero.

Le Corbusier designed the facade of the building which now houses Spree, an art gallery and high fashion boutique hybrid which stocks everything from women's clothing by Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, and Maison Martin Margiela to vintage mid-century furniture and books.