Made in France: The Opinel Knife Celebrates 125 Years

An exhibition of the 100 best-designed objects in the world, held at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 1985, placed the Opinel ‘No 8’ knife right up there with a Rolex and a Porsche....

Delicious Drizzles: Huilerie Leblanc

The Paris outlet of a family-run oil mill in Burgundy that produces nineteen delicious flavoring oils.

Poulet de Bresse: The Only French Chicken with AOC Status

Brillat-Savarin declared the poulet de Bresse "the queen of poultry and the poultry of kings."
bouchets, mussels, in Brittany

Mussels from the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel

Folklore has it that in 1235, an Irishman (or Scotsman, depending on which version you believe) named Patrick Walton was shipwrecked in the Bay de l'Aiguillon in the Charente region of France. Accustomed to trapping seabirds...

Reviewed: Hotel Nice Excelsior on the Côte d’Azur

You tend to think of hotels near big city stations as falling into two categories: either budget back-packer hostels or else the once grand but now very tatty mansions left over from the great...

Parisian Walkways: Canal Saint-Martin

We take a stroll through one of the city's trendiest quarters.

Pierre Voisin, Pipier

Smokers flock to the Paris shop of fifth-generation pipe maker Pierre Voisin, not just to buy a handmade briar pipe but also to get advice on the art of pipe smoking.

What’s on in Paris: Mistinguett, the Musical

A new musical at the Casino de Paris follows the life of the legendary Jazz Age star.
Anis de Flavigny

Anis de Flavigny: Bonbons in Burgundy

The village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain nestles securely on a prominent hilltop overlooking the soft valleys of Burgundy’s Côte-d’Or. As one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, it offers all the charm, history and ambiance that you’d expect: ancient...

Give the Gift of Star Light

Lolita Lempicka, Stella Cadente, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Paul Smith, Thierry Mugler, Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf, Lanvin, Cacharel, Xuly Bet — for the last five years a volunteer squadron of more than 60 fashion-world...