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 twin spires of the Basilique Ste. Clotilde once marked it as the most famous and oft-visited church of 19th-century Paris. Though the construction of Basilique Ste.

For nearly 30 years, L’Eclaireur boutiques have innovatively displayed high-end fashion finds. Now the family-owned company’s fifth—but far from chainlike—boutique is doing double duty not just as a source for women’s clothing, accessories, and objets, but also as a chic watering hole.

Bayeux’s famous 230-foot-long tapestry—displayed in this well-run little museum—tells the story of the Norman conquest of England.

Situated in the 11th Arrondissement, this feminine, pink-and-white bookstore is dedicated entirely to cooking. Founded by Andrea Wainer, Laetitia Bertrand, and Natalie Redard, the shop sells a wide variety of cookbooks, chef biographies, and volumes on everything from kitchen disasters to the his

Established by designer André Perugia in 1896, this widespread French footwear chain sells trendy, high-quality shoes at reasonable prices.