Paris Cafés: To Be or Not to Be?

The celebrated Parisian café finds itself up against non-smoking laws, stricter alcohol checks, reeling rents and a recession- but the party's far from over. Funny—I'm writing this article about Paris cafés while sitting...

Picasso Cézanne

If you haven't gone already, the big show of the summer is in the south of France, held in Cézanne's home town, and focuses on his lifelong influence on Picasso, from the young Spanish...

Café Prunier

It's always a good choice for a light, luxurious (and pricey) snack of smoked salmon and oysters, but if you're ever in Paris in mid-January and feeling flush, the Russian New Year's menu at...

Chef Thierry Marx Opens École de Boulangerie in Paris

Thierry Marx, the king of molecular gastronomy and judge on Top Chef France, has opened an école de boulangerie in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. What’s so extraordinary about this baking school is its...

Plein les Yeux! The Spectacle of Fashion

A fascinating exhibit in Calais shows how for centuries fashion has pushed the body beyond its natural limits.

How to Celebrate Hanukkah/Hanoucca in France

Hanukah, Hanukkah, Chanukah, even Hannouca (a variation en français)—there seems to be no best way to transliterate the name of the Jewish eight-day celebration that begins tomorrow. The holiday commemorates the miracle of the...

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence: Mistral Gourmand

Lovely St-Rémy can be a challenge for anyone who wants to eat well without winding up with a tourist entourage and a seriously depleted wallet. That's why the new Mistral Gourmand was such a...

Parisian Walkways: The Butte-aux-Cailles

This quartier in the 13th arrondissement has a village atmosphere and a host of local shops worth seeking out.

Belgium: New Museums for Magritte and Hergé

Belgium Surrealist painter René Magritte and cartoonist Georges Rémi, known as Hergé, two of Belgium's most important, popular and influential 20th-century artists, are both getting their own one-man museums this week, opening to the public...

Couture Cheese

Bernard Antony prepares cheese for discerning connoisseurs around the world.