Puccini’s La Bohème at the Met

The world's most popular opera is an inexhaustible treasure trove of genuine feeling, a revelation in music of the details that make up the human experience in modern times. Presented at the...

Le Cinq

Since arriving last spring, Eric Briffard has quietly charted a new course for Le Cinq, the elegant restaurant of Paris's Hôtel Four Seasons George V, respectfully and very subtly reinterpreting the grand classics of...

La Comédie Humaine

Who knew that Honoré de Balzac was a clotheshorse? With essays titled “Code on Grooming” and “The Art to Bear a Necktie”, the author’s La Comédie Humaine is a testament to his fascination with...

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...

Tintin’s New HQ

French architect Christian de Portzamparc's first childhood drawings were of Captain Haddock and his sailing ships, central elements in the adventures of boy reporter and comic book hero Tintin. Now, with obvious affinity and...

OpenSkies Special Holiday Offer – Final Days!

Pining for Paris this holiday season? OpenSkies offers $150 off any roundtrip booking through December 15, 2011 for travel through March 31, 2012.

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,...

Pack a Paris Picnic

The other day, while soaking up the breathtaking view over the Parc Montsouris from the vantage point of my balcony, I noticed a bunch of friends settled on the lawn enjoying a Manet-style picnic....

Hôtel Arvor

When it comes to prices, the dollar's drop has prompted severe euro-shock, but some bargains remain. The Hôtel Arvor, just off the hip rue des Martyrs in the 9th arrondissement, is one of them, and...

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...