Paris

Tips and Articles in Paris

We had longed for a vacation in France, but didn't relish the thought of sharing a hotel room for two weeks with our 13-year-old daughter, Megan, and our seven-year-old son, Nick. Nor did we relish the expense of booking a two-room suite. So my hu...
"This is where you would have bought your jewelry in the nineteenth and early twentieth century," Janet Mavec tells me as we sweep across the Place Vendôme on a brilliantly sunny Paris morning. A hundred-odd years later, we're searching for the s...
See our slideshow of the 10 Best New Hotels. As if the holidays weren’t filled with enough choices (Which cookie recipes to try?What to wear on New Year’s Eve?), a new crop of hotels that’s sprung up like gifts under a Christmas tree has suddenly...
See our slideshow of 37 Affordable European Restaurants. Those of you put off by the cost of eating in Europe, fear no more: after spending more days on the Continent than I did at home last year, I can assure you that finding affordable meals ha...
MADRID Twenty-two-year-old chef Jaime Renedo had a hard time convincing his mother to let him open a restaurant inside her Asian antiques store. How lucky that she relented: Asiana (4 Travesía de San Mateo; 34/91-310-0965; tasting menu for tw...
Museum Brasserie Beaux Arts Museum, Brussels (3 Place Royale; 32-2/508-3580; lunch for two $110). Portuguese designer du jour Antoine Pinto and Flemish chef Peter Goossens collaborated on this minimalist brasserie serving updated vernacular Belgi...
Martin Bethenod, curator of the FIAC fair in Paris (October 23–26; fiac.com), gives the lowdown on the Paris art scene. What’s the most significant development in Parisian art? The intersection between national heritage sites and contemporary ar...
See our slideshow of Wacky Presidential Election Hotel Promotions. Guests at W Hotels have come to expect “Whatever/Whenever.” But this year’s presidential election finds the luxury chain partnering with get-out-the-vote organization Declare Your...
Prague Hilton Old Town Designer Alexandra Champalimaud introduced a contemporary vibe to the 305 rooms, while David Collins used a graphic motif inspired by Czech Modernist art in the public spaces. And the man responsible for the hotel’s Maze r...
Edgy Spanish shoemaker Camper looked to the streets of Barcelona—literally—for the design of its men’s walking shoe, pictured here. The pattern on the fabric looks like the city’s sidewalks, and the soles pinpoint the Catalan capital on a map of...
Paris On the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, is Alain Ducasse’s new Le Jules Verne (Ave. Gustave-Eiffel, Seventh Arr.; 33-1/45-55-61-44; dinner for two $390). Everything about the restaurant is thrilling, from the minimalist Patrick Jouin desig...
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 airport mini-spas recently opened in Paris, Rome and Frankfurt (with many more on the horizon), ...
Berlin | Kadewe The Place A veritable Disneyland of comestibles, the sixth floor of the KaDeWe department store showcases all the latest food trends and ingredients. At its 30-plus dining bars, one can taste anything from bratwurst to bouillabai...
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'd also save on hotel and restaurant bills. Yet short of hopping on a plane, I wasn't sure how ...
Le Floors Burgers are made to order with a list of 10 special sauces in a three-story glass-walled space. Try the one with crisp bacon, cheese, onion marmalade, and barbecue sauce. 100 Rue Myrha, 18th Arr.; 33-1/42-62-08-08; dinner for two $65. ...