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There is a famous story about the time fashion designer Paul Poiret stopped Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel on the street in Paris and gazed disdainfully at her... Read More

Chief Environmental Officer Tom Arnold of TerraPass, a San Francisco–based organization dedicated to helping Americans decrease their carbon footprint,... Read More

Back in the mid eighties, Azzedine Alaïa, the diminutive Tunisian-born Parisian designer, made ultra-sexy dresses that defined a fashion moment. Then,... Read More

Parisians are so obsessed with detail, even sweeteners are getting the designer treatment. Sugar-substitute maker Canderel ($1.80; www.canderel.net) has... Read More

It all began in 2000 with the Alain Ducasse stronghold at the Plaza Athénée (25 Ave. Montaigne; 33-1/53-67-65-00; www.alain-ducasse.com; dinner for two ... Read More

Paris's Musée Guimet opens new doors ... Read More

I was born and raised in Paris, and yet it is only now, as a visitor, that I can wander the city of my childhood at will. "What were you doing there?"... Read More

Bilbao, Los Angeles, and Düsseldorf can all claim distinctive Frank Gehry––designed landmarks, but for almost a decade, Paris has had the rarest Gehry... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast ... Read More

Some might say that the biggest event of the Paris fashion season happened not on the runways ... Read More

Palaces with grand prices or cozy yet cramped pensions—those were the kinds of hotels that Paris had always done best. What was missing, concluded... Read More

"What's in the bag?" asked Jean-Paul Gaultier, pointing to the overstuffed satchel I had been trying to conceal. Several years ago, in Paris to... Read More

It used to be that the only option open to gastronauts wanting to taste and buy a broad range of handcrafted food products from the six corners of... Read More

We are overlapping elbows in a tight corner at Chez L'Ami Jean, a raffish little joint in the Seventh Arrondissement recently taken over by Stéphane... Read More

Hedi Slimane, famous for his form-fitting menswear for Dior Homme, has created another up-to-the-minute classic: the round Chiffre Rouge watch,... Read More

Winter may be just around the corner, but that's not stopping a group of renegade mixologists from going glacial. New Yorkers are sipping icy dessert... Read More

Folded into a stolid 19th-century building on a hectic Haussmann thoroughfare, the 52-room Murano Urban Resort offers itself up as a hipper-than-thou,... Read More

British conceptual artist Tracey Emin took her passion for travel and sent it packing. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Longchamp's classic Le... Read More

OCCUPATION Soprano HOME BASE New York SWEPT AWAY Since making her Paris Opéra debut 13 years ago, Fleming has developed an affinity for the city and its... Read More

LONDON Nigella Lawson, author of Forever Summer and host of her own show by the same title on the Style Network. ... Read More

Frenchwoman Valérie Schlumberger—a part-time resident of Île de Gorée, off the coast of Dakar—is bringing African culture and style to Paris. On behalf... Read More

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... Read More

"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... Read More

See our slideshow of the 10 Best New Hotels. ... Read More

See our slideshow of 37 Affordable European Restaurants. ... Read More

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