Paris

Tips and Articles in Paris

Given Paris’s reputation as one of the great food cities of the world, restaurants are, rightfully, an important part of anyone’s visit. Pity the poor tourist, then, who arrives in late July or August to find much of the city—and many of its best ...
What destination are you obsessed with right now? I was just in Cartagena—my current favorite place in the world. We’re converting a 14th-century monastery in the old town into what will be a beautiful new hotel, so I’ve been going back and for...
For Madewell’s second collaboration with beloved French brand Sezane, they decided to focus on two of their (and our) favorite cities: Paris and New York. The collection of casual pieces (think lace, stripes, and silk) is priced from $58 to $238&n...
For Madewell’s second collaboration with beloved French brand Sezane, they decided to focus on two of their (and our) favorite cities: Paris and New York. The collection of casual pieces (think lace, stripes, and silk) is priced from $58 to $238&n...
Heat waves in France are their own special hell. While I’ve never experienced worse weather on a more consistent basis than in the 12 years I lived in New York City, functioning in the heat in Paris—a city almost entirely without air conditioning—...
If you aren’t living under a rock, then you probably heard about Courtney Love’s frantic tweets after alighting from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris last week in an Uber, and promptly being “taken hostage” for an hour, along with her driver, by...
Looks like Dublin isn't the only city that's going to be experience a pedestrian-friendly makeover. Last weekend, Paris Mayor Anne Hildago shared the news that seven of the city's iconic (and not-so-iconic) squares will be undergoing changes to be...
Parisians have a small window to celebrate summer: skies are gray for three-fourths of the year, and kids are in school until July. So they pack in the summer celebrations—La Fete de la Musique just wrapped up, and this week, there’s the gratifyin...
There’s a reason why having a picnic in Paris is on everyone’s to-do list. But the parks you know best, like the Jardin de Luxembourg, are not actually the ideal grounds for one. You need open greenery—at Luxembourg it’s forbidden to sit on the gr...
Starting Thursday, July 9th, Shangri-La, Paris is offering a special "100% Green Evening" series featuring a local, vegetable-focused menu. This special will run the first Thursday of each month at the hotel's French restaurant, La Bauhinia. All m...
Starting Thursday, July 9th, Shangri-La, Paris is offering a special "100% Green Evening" series featuring a local, vegetable-focused menu. This special will run the first Thursday of each month at the hotel's French restaurant, La Bauhinia. All m...
Last week, the iconic bookstore Librairie La Hune (pictured), in the Paris neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Près, closed its doors for good. While news of a storied bookstore going out of business would not make headlines in the States—tragically...
I feel for parents coming to Paris with their kids. Sure, they can race sailboats in the Jardin de Luxembourg fountain, or chase pigeons in the Place Georges Pompidou. But when it comes mealtime, things start to get painful. Restaurants in Pari...
It’s been about ten years since the Marais neighborhood in Paris first started going up-market. In the course of that decade, the number of places to buy directional jeans, or artfully distressed cashmere, has grown exponentially. But shoppers hav...
If there’s a woman alive who personifies Parisian glamour, it’s Ines de la Fressange. Not just because the 50-plus-year-old, still-working supermodel has been the face of iconic French brands like Chanel and Roger Vivier, and was even once the mod...