Tips and Articles for The Paris Area

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You’ve only just cleared security, and your neck is already in knots. Be Relax (berelax.com; one-hour table massages from $160), a European chain of... Read More

Planning a monthlong trip to Paris, I realized I wanted to live in the city, not just stay there. So I decided to rent a furnished apartment, figuring I... Read More

For years, the guides to Paris, London, Milan, and New York included in Smythson’s Fashion Diary ($405; 866/769-8476; www.smythson.com) have made it the... Read More

Bons vivants may already know the Lucien Barrière group, which owns such legendary palace hotels as Deauville’s Normandy and the Majestic in Cannes. Now... Read More

Secluded Scottish Castle ... Read More

You can now savor Paris in slow motion. The Hôtel Plaza Athénée (25 Ave. Montaigne, Eighth Arr.; 800/650-1842; plaza-athenee-paris.com; doubles from $1... Read More

In an effort to help the City of Light go green, the French outdoor advertising company JCDecaux has partnered with city officials to launch the largest... Read More

Good design enhances every aspect of the travel experience. Walking into a beautifully built air terminal or railway station can ease the stress of... Read More

I was gazing at the perfect pink town houses of Place des Vosges from a private balcony one evening last summer as a fellow dinner guest, an auctioneer,... Read More

The past is another country, and it's the only place I ever want to go. When the air collects into soup at the bottom of the bowl that Paris sits in,... Read More

Mid-February. Ads for Presidents' Day sales pad the newspapers, offering relief from the flat-line lull that sets in after the holidays and lasts until... Read More

Rising in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, Jean Nouvel's sweeping Musée du Quai Branly (222 Rue de l'Université; 33-1/56-61-70-00; www.quaibranly.fr)... Read More

Eleven years as a sports journalist cushioned me against the hard realities of negotiating tennis's version of the Super Bowl—the four high-powered,... Read More

Musée du Quai Branly ... Read More

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