Forever Amber: Cognac, Armagnac and Calvados

As to brandies, nothing competes with this amber trio.

6 Reasons to Visit a Christmas Market in Paris

The temperature outside has steeply declined, the days are shorter and shorter, and free time is spent indoors avoiding the biting winter cold. Of course, the début of winter isn’t so dreary; in fact...

Rakish Flair

The best berets.

Bruno de Peyret, Soldats de Plomb

Peyret, who has more than 40,000 toy soldiers in his own collection, now makes his passion his job, creating handmade figurines with every detail correct.

Sophie Hallette and the Tradition of Fine French Lacemaking

The world held its breath as Kate Middleton stepped from the royal Rolls Royce on her wedding day, ending months of anticipation as to what this major trendsetter and probable future queen would be...

Club Med: The Story Behind the Iconic French Brand

The very first ‘all-inclusive’ holiday didn’t include running water, electricity or private rooms. Guests slept in tents on the beach, played sports together in the fresh air, shared food under the pine trees and...

Paris Pâtissiers Innovate for Valentine’s Day

If you happen to be in Paris- the world’s most romantic city- for Valentine’s Day, you may find yourself strolling along the Seine in unseasonably sunny weather, as this winter has been quite mild. Even...

Art in Paris: Niki de Saint Phalle at the Grand Palais

One of the main art events of the season.

Beloved Babar

Babar, who has sold over 8 million books to date, first appeared in a Parisian nursery one summer night as a bedtime story.

The Taj Mahal of France

A stunning monument built for love.