Mont-Saint-Michel: The Island’s Return

With three million tourists per year, Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy is the second most visited site in France after the Eiffel Tower. Today's camera-clad visitors follow in the footsteps of the Christian pilgrims who've flocked...

FIAC Hors Les Murs: Art Pops Up in Paris

The 40th edition of La Foire internationale d’art contemporain (FIAC), the contemporary art fair, kicks off in Paris this week. Along with Art Basel and Frieze, this is one of the world’s most famous...

A New Look for the Sofitel Arc de Triomphe

Design fans will appreciate the Sofitel Arc de Triomphe Hotel’s new makeover by Studio Putman. Behind a classic Haussmannian façade a short walk from the iconic Paris landmark, the hotel recently unveiled its transformation,...

Sleep in a Wine Barrel in Saint Émilion

We’ve seen our fair share of unusual accommodations across the hexagon (we love the treehouse hotel, Chateaux dans les Arbres, in the Dordogne), but this might just take the cake. Smack dab in the...

The Top Chef Effect

The dapper pastry chef and TV star has a new atelier in the 10th arrondissement.

Hotel Le Mareuil

There's a reason why this hotel is ranked #33 out of 1,796 hotels in Paris on TripAdvisor. The Hotel Mareuil is a new four-star hotel situated in the quiet Rue de Malte, a stone’s...

Alaïa, Fashion as Fine Art

At the crossroads of beaux arts and arts appliqués, the Palais Galliera reopens after extensive renovation with the first ever retrospective in Paris of the celebrated couturier Azzedine Alaïa. To mark the auspicous occasion,...

Caught in the Spotlight

Gallic humour and Edith Piaf melodies on an evening out in Paris.

A Bird’s Eye View of Paris Aboard a Zeppelin

For visitors to Paris who’ve already gaped at the cityscape from the top of Montmartre, climbed the Eiffel Tower, and dined in style on the top of the Montparnasse Tower at Le Ciel de...

The World’s Top Landscape Designers at Chaumont-sur-Loire

For fans of garden design, 2013 is the year to visit France. Not only for the 400th birthday celebrations of André Le Nôtre, the father of the jardin à la français, but also for...