Hot Hotels in Paris

The Paris hotel scene is constantly changing, and a spate of renovations has created some noteworthy new addresses.

Bike Chic

Après Prada skis, here comes the Chanel bicycle. The aluminum bike, completely handmade, comes equipped with a chain guard and a tool/makeup kit covered in the famous Chanel quilted leather, saddles in "crumpled leather"...

Hot Chocolate

A few years back, water bars were hot, after first being introduced by the Paris concept store Colette. Then came the eyelash bar, invented by Japanese cosmetics brand Shu Uemura. The newest on the...

Blazing Saddles

Legendary luxury leather purveyor Hermès began as a harness maker in 1837 and moved into saddles in 1903. The custom designs, handcrafted and hand sewn in their Faubourg St-Honoré ateliers, were quickly adopted by...

Nice: La Réserve

Curiously for a city right on the Mediterranean, Nice has never had many restaurants with a view of le grand bleu. Now one of the best chefs in town, Jouni Tormanen, has moved to...

La Cantine de Quentin

This charming new restaurant and épicerie is the perfect destination after a walk along the romantic canal St-Martin as it doglegs through the ever trendier 10th arrondissement—the neighborhood is now a beehive of fun, reasonably-priced restaurants...

Chéri Bibi

Occupying a storefront space with folding doors that open up in good weather, Chéri Bibi is one of the hottest new bistrots in Paris. Not only is it located in a pretty Montmartre street with...

The artful “I do”

The  industrial city of Bobigny, north of Paris, has commissioned artist Hervé Di Rosa to decorate the room at City Hall where marriages are performed. The Salle des Mariages is an explosion of color...

Paris’s New Concert Hall—Under a Bridge

It's the newest and coolest addition to the Paris scene: a concert hall under the Alexander III bridge, which you can access by boat or on foot. The space, dubbed Showcase, 200 yards from...

French Cycling Holiday Vocab

Ever been up crap-creek without a bike pump? Cycling holidays can be a nightmare if you aren't prepared. It can be even worse with language barriers. Read and print out our useful list, which...