Tips and Articles for Paris

Jean-Marie Del Moral

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

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

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