Tips and Articles for Nice, Marseille + The Côte d'Azur

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The 80-mile sweep of land known as the Côte d'Azur is a necklace of towns strung along a rocky coast. Sun-worn locals sip pastis while rubbing elbows... Read More

When boutique hotelier Jocelyne Sibuet, owner of Les Fermes de Marie in the French Alps and Provence's Bastide de Marie, opens a new property, style... Read More

Europe is buzzing about a trio of classic hotels. ENGLAND On the misty river Bovey in southwest England, Bovey Castle (Dartmoor National Park, North... Read More

I don't think you can go wrong with things that have a little bit of age and character," Judy Hornby says, lounging on the terrace of her Avignon... Read More

Not long ago, it wasn't easy being Nice. Travelers shunned it, electing not to spend their Riviera holidays in a listless community of shuffling... Read More

In 1949, a publicity-seeking bombshell dropped her bikini top in front of Robert Mitchum, cameras clicked, and the Cannes film festival became... Read More

Another deep blue evening on the Côte d'Azur. The ocean is black, with phosphorescent streaks. The façades of Nice's long promenade are greenish-white,... Read More

The French Riviera is not a place generally known for its low-key style. Driving between Nice and Menton last October, I passed or was passed by Bentley... Read More

With a pair of palace hotels leading the way, Europe delivers a king's ransom of notable debuts this season. The Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace... Read More

See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Horoscopes.Matt Murphy, 38, a Capricorn from New York City, is planning a big trip in 2009 but agonizing between a... Read More

In the French seaside town of St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, long the basking ground for plutocrats and Hollywood princes, the season doesn’t start until a sun... Read More

Like the property in the similarly titled book, Hotel Pastis (whose author, Peter Mayle, drops by on occasion), the owners of the new Pastis Hôtel-St.... Read More

When the French talk about the sea, it’s usually as a melodramatic need—“J’ai besoin de la mer,” “I need the sea”—never simply, “I like the beach.”... Read More

MexicoCooking ClassesExplore local markets in Mérida with a chef and pick up the ingredients for sopa lima (lime soup), and panuchos and salbutes ... Read More

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