Paris

Tips and Articles in Paris

CAIRO Khan el-Khalili To my mind, the word exotic was invented for the Middle East and its grand bazaars, consummate merchants, and sensuous honeyed sweets (with names— "ladies' thighs," "lovers' navels"— that hark back to the good old harem days)...
The other day, too long on the road, I remarked to a friend that I was homesick. "For where?" she asked, and I was stumped. Home is a simple enough concept, if you have one. Homeless also has a clear meaning, although houseless more properly desc...
Whether you travel for business or pleasure, you know that making a long-distance call with a calling card can cost a fortune. But what are your options?Dialing direct from a hotel room costs even more. With a debit card, you don't get a detailed ...
Aesop has led us to believe that those who plan (the ants) fare better than those who don't (the grasshoppers). But the Web has changed everything; and when it comes to travel, those who wait often get the better fares. Last year, in an effort to ...
London's Edge Minimalism becomes the Metropolitan, London's latest ode to utilitarian chic. Hotelier and fashion impresario Christina Ong collaborated with United Designers' Keith Hobbs and Linzi Coppick—who styled the interiors of Dublin's Claren...
See the slideshow of Dazzling Spa Debuts. How do you make The Plaza Hotel, already famous for its decadent Oak Room, its caviar-stocked Champagne Bar, and its vaunted, glass-ceilinged Palm Court (where precocious Eloise once took tea among white-...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Fast-Food Restaurants. Who liked potato chips in their sandwiches as a kid?Superstar chef Bobby Flay, that’s who. At Flay’s latest venture, Bobby’s Burger Palace, the award-winning chef is recapturing his yout...
Hedonists and oenophiles rejoice: French vinotherapy brand Caudalíe has recently opened a spa in the 19th-century hotel Les Étangs de Corot (doubles from $284), in Ville-d’Avray, 15 minutes north of Paris. Along with 43 modern suites, the pro...
Somewhere north of a backpacker's baguette-and-Brie and south of a rock star's suite at the Ritz, there's a way to see Paris that neither deprives the visitor of the other food groups nor denies him the pleasur es of a five-day Métro pass. Here, o...
No one loves a classic the way the French do. Witness the staying power of the Limoges teacup, the Chanel suit, the Vuitton satchel. As it is with fashion, so it is with nightlife. Maybe because history has been made on so many of the city's moles...
"You forget just how beautiful this city is, the way it looks at night with the river lit up. This photo was taken at the Place de la Concorde the day I arrived. I was in France for the wedding of Prince Pierre d'Arenberg to Silvia de Castellane a...
Recently, a colleague of my husband's— let's call him Daniel— was about to go on an extended trip to India. At a farewell dinner I asked whether he had any special plans. Bad question. Daniel intended to travel to a different town ever...
A surprising number of major cities--Moscow, Rome, Washington, and Tokyo among them--haven't set their plans yet, but others are gearing up for major bashes. Berlin A pyrotechnic display will explode over the Brandenburg Gate. The surrounding...
Christian Lacroix is Paris's most celebrated maximalist, artfully mixing baroque velvets, religious references, lace, and vivid white-on-black dots—and that's just in one look. When the fashion designer was called on to re-create the interiors for...
Super Size Me may have put you off burgers and fries for good, but there's still hope in Europe. Organic fast-food joints have been popping up in major cities, proving that quick bites can be good for you, too. Move over, Big Mac! —Hillary Gerone...