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Emma Tennant goes home again, in A House in Corfu (Henry Holt & Co., $23). Returning to the Greek isle where her parents built a rambling mansion... Read More

Around the world, the strip club has suddenly gone tasteful and upscale. • In Paris, at Pink Paradise (49-51 Rue de Ponthieu; 33-1/58-36-19-20), a well... Read More

A bellhop and a concierge stand back-to-back, a rubber ball wedged between them, in a basement office in Paris's Eighth Arrondissement. The men must... Read More

Forget the subway. Now there are innovative—and fun—ways to avoid traffic in two of our favorite cities. Zip around Paris on the back of a two-seated... Read More

For three years, an American company searched Paris for the optimal hotel site. Five more years would pass before construction could proceed. Developers... Read More

"You're in charge here now. Try to save my poor Versailles," Louis XVI is said to have told his war minister as the royal family fled its extravagant... Read More

Undergoing a renaissance likened to those of New York's Harlem and London's Docklands district, the once rough-and-tumble Goutte d'Or section of Paris... Read More

Looking to maximize shopping time on your next European trip?These new personal concierge services will escort you to all the hippest stores and fit in... Read More

Astute hotels now have a way to impress guests long after checkout: signature perfumes. Here, five available through their respective concierges. ... Read More

At the new fashion museums popping up across Europe, you can put this season's micro-minis and ... Read More

The past year has seen countless boutique openings in Paris. Here are a few of our favorites. CLOTHING Yves Saint Laurent's former muse Loulou de la... Read More

"No, monsieur, not like zat." ... Read More

Parisians had reason to stay in town last August: the inaugural Paris Plage, a two-mile-long "beach" that ran along the Seine from the Tuileries to the... Read More

How do you finish off a sinful meal in Paris?Not with dessert, judging by the batch of restaurants adding massages to their menus. Wednesday through... Read More

Shirley Bassey belted out her classic 007 song as we sped through the countryside. The sun was high. We were in France. Going fast. In a Jaguar. ... Read More

They adopted the exclusive, velvet-rope attitude of nightclubs, and in the process raised the bar for service, look, and vibe. They spawned (for better... Read More

Now pooches can travel in the lap of luxury—doggie-style, of course—at fine hotels around the world. ... Read More

Places selling sustenance to passersby are at least as old as Pompeii. But it took the French to invent the restaurant. In late-18th-century Paris,... Read More

These days, a monogram isn't enough. Women around the world are customizing their handbags—picking the style, skin, and size of their arm candy. At the... Read More

The latest train trips give you plenty of reasons to get on board. India's Deccan Odyssey (800/824-6342; www.deccan-odyssey-india.com; from $350 a night... Read More

Travelers who have complained about the confusing layout, spartan facilities, and interminable wait for baggage at Charles de Gaulle's Terminal One will... Read More

What do you do when you're young, French, and have a knack for patisserie?If you're 33-year-old Sébastien Gaudard, you open Delicabar (26 rue de Sèvres;... Read More

Paris's über-deluxe Plaza Athénée (25 Ave. Montaigne; 866/732-1106; www.plaza-athenee-paris.com; doubles from $765) now has an equally decadent product... Read More

Before there were celebrity chefs, there was the celebrity restaurateur: Sirio Maccioni, the unflappable owner of New York's Le Cirque 2000. Friend and... Read More

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