The Perfect Niçoise Salad

2 garlic cloves, lightly crushed and halved 1 head of romaine lettuce, or 1/2 head of Batavia or frisee 1 small Boston lettuce or other crisp baby lettuce (optional) 2 scallions, sliced 8-12 oz good-quality canned tuna pieces...

Literary Refuge: Pavillon des Lettres

In a modern echo of the “little Paris hotel” celebrated in story and song, the new Pavillon des Lettres, a sister hotel to the Pavillon de la Reine on the Place...

Evenings Out in Paris

From stand-up comedy and ballet to jazz and world music.

The Paris of Victor Hugo

Treading in the footsteps of France's most published author...

Sylvie Aubry’s Les Fées

Sylvie Aubry creates the sumptuous floral arrangements in the Hôtel Crillon and the Hôtel Meurice, and her artful florist shop-art gallery-interior decor boutique Les Fées d'Herbe became a popular institution on Rue Faidherbe. But...

Nîmes: L’Imprévu

Just steps from the Maison Carrée, a Roman temple that is one of the most beautiful and best preserved ancient buildings in Europe, the new bistrot L’Imprévu is run by a crew that formerly...

Albion

Albion, in the 10th arrondissement, is a delicious example of the new-style neighborhood bistrot in Paris, because owners Hayden Clout, the barman/sommelier, and Matt Ong, the chef, have conceived a warm, friendly, affordable place...

Porquerolles

No more than 4.5 by 1.5 miles, Porquerolles is a pebble in the sea off the Riviera coast. Embarking for Porquerolles is a joyful adventure, especially in September or October, when the light from the sky and the sea paints the vineyards red.

French Writers in Brooklyn

A Swedish painter who drew the great French writers of the 20th century.

Frédéric Simonin

One of the many reasons I've always appreciated chef Frédéric Simonin is that he's an old-fashioned cook who believes a chef's place is in the kitchen and not in the pages of celebrity magazines...