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I've just checked into La Bergère, a cool new hotel in Maastricht. My room is wonderfully minimal—I designed it that way. Yes, designed. When making my... Read More

Call it what you will: buzz, spirit, or—borrowing, appropriately enough, from Borges—fervor. Some cities have it, other cities have it in a big way.... Read More

Walk into an apothecary on the Faubourg-St.-Honoré or Via della Scala or Grosvenor Square and you enter a field study in cultural anthropology. As you... Read More

Guerlain equals glamour. And there's no shortage of it at the Hôtel de Crillon's petite, recently opened spa, designed by Sybille de Margerie with three... Read More

One particularly good reason to love Paris in the fall—of even-numbered years, at least—is the biennial "Mois de la Photo." It's held in galleries,... Read More

Two just-opened boutiques have both makeup pros and garden-variety lipstick junkies riveted. "My friend is a makeup artist in Germany and she sent me... Read More

Three superstar designers have upped the style quotient at a trio of just-opened bars in Europe. • In Paris, Terence Conran has transformed the... Read More

Europe without cafés?As unimaginable as a house with no living room, a theater without a stage — a continent without content. And as any European worth... Read More

After five years of tussling with city planning officials and haggling with construction crews, Sir Terence Conran has helped design and open... Read More

Locals have kept Pudlo Paris—food critic Gilles Pudlowski's guide to over 1,500 restaurants, bars, cafés, and gourmet shops around the city—to... Read More

Parisians were at first puzzled by the peeling walls and rough-and-tumble attitude of the enormous new center devoted to cutting-edge art and culture... Read More

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

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