Tips and Articles for The Paris Area

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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

ParisLe Relais du Parc, at Sofitel le Parc 55–59 Ave. Raymond-Poincaré, 16th Arr.; 33-1/44-05-66-10; www.sofitel.com; dinner for two $170; doubles... 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 BranlyPoised like a giant wood-and-metal tortoise on the roof of Paris's newest museum, Les Ombres (27 Quai Branly, Seventh Arr.; 33-1/47... Read More

Here, five art-rich cities where passes are worth their price.ParisParis Museum Pass provides access to the Louvre as well as over 60 museums in Paris... Read More

AMSTERDAMMost Efficient You can rent bicycles at most railway stations, and many streets have designated bike lanes. Cost From $8.50 a day.Scenic but... Read More

"Hello, I'm Brad." We're standing outside the Mabillon Métro stop in St.-Germain-des-Prés, but Brad could pass for the mayor of Margaritaville. He is... Read More

Designer ClassicsTHE SHOP The sexy red leather soles from Christian Louboutin (19 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, First Arr.; 33-1/42-36-05-31) have been... Read More

BarcelonaThere's no tastier way to start the day than by prowling the bustling Boqueria market, with its riot of tomatoes, chanterelles, and boutique... Read More

From New York to Bangkok, we've got the dish. Here, four of the best new tables across the globe.TELEPAN, NEW YORKChef Bill Telepan has taken... Read More

BostonBook: The anecdote-filled Boston Foot Notes: A Walking Guide (Saben Books), by Jane Grossman and Felice Yager, follows five popular beats, from... Read More

You’re sitting in a hip Tokyo cafe, having a fish cake and sake. Your server has been especially attentive, so when the check arrives, you think nothing... Read More

What do Paris, Venice, San Francisco, Rome, Florence, Vienna, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, New York, and Sydney have in common?They're made for love. Watch... Read More

Paris's Kube Rooms & Bars (1–5 Passage Ruelle, 18th Arr.; 33-1/42-05-20-00; www.kubehotel.com; doubles from $364), from the people behind the Murano... Read More

The french lavish the same tender, proprietary feelings on Paris zincs as they do on the Pont du Gard, Mont St.-Michel, and certain provincial... Read More

Shoppers seduced by Lorraine Wohl's Parisian Art Deco pieces at Ellew, her store in New York, can now visit a more recherché collection in Paris. At L... Read More

In her travels, as in her writing, Nobel Prize–winning author Toni Morrison is drawn to places with complex, layered histories. "There are so many... Read More

Have a half-hour to kill in Paris?Just a stone's throw from the Palais de l'Élysée, the modern and bright Atelier des Chefs (10 Rue de Penthièvre, ... Read More

Now that iPods are indispensable to travelers, bulky guidebooks are becoming a thing of the past. From downloadable audio tours to free, travel-themed... Read More

See our Eco-Friendly Guide to Paris, London and Stockholm slideshow.With some of the most progressive capitals in the world, Europe makes eco-travel... Read More

Tired of snippy French shopkeepers?Had it with Left Bank stores that carry the same big-brand merchandise available back home?Skip the conventional... Read More

Hôtel Particulier Montmartre sits on a cobblestoned passageway—leafy, romantic, and graffitied—that the plan de Paris does not even acknowledge with a... Read More

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