Fashion Innovation: The “Made in Paris” Trend in the Capital

‘Made in Paris’ labels and eclectic concept stores are shaking up the fashion-forward French capital. Jennifer Ladonne goes on a shopping spree... ISAAC REINA Hurrying through the maze of streets at the border of the 3rd...

Things to See and Do in the Drôme Provençale

We highlight some of the more popular activities, attractions and places to visit in the region... Related articles: Secret Provence: Exploring the Drôme Provençale in the South of France The Towns of the Drôme Provençale ...

France Today Summer Gift Guide: Must-Have Accessories, Treats and More!

It’s official: summer’s here and we’re dreaming of long, lazy days on the sun-soaked plages (and why not Paris Plages?) As we’re getting ready to pack our beach bags, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of...

Le BHV MARAIS: Exclusive Shopping Guides at the Parisians’ Favourite Department Store

Situated in the heart of the fashionable district of Le Marais, Le BHV MARAIS is one of the most iconic department stores in the world. With over 2,000 fashion brands and sophisticated homeware, from...
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Parisian Walkways: Rue Cler, the Famous Market Street

Travel-writing guru Rick Steves called Rue Cler “my favourite street in Paris,” enthusing, “Rue Cler, lined with shops that spill out into the street, feels like village Paris – in the skinny shadow of the Eiffel Tower.” The Seattle...

Boutique Beat in Paris: Shopping on the Rue de Charonne

If it’s quantity you’re looking for, just follow the crowds to the boutique-jammed streets of the Marais. But for a real Paris quartier with everything you need for a fun shopping day in the city, Rue de Charonne...
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12 Unmissable Wine Destinations in the Bordeaux Region

The Bordeaux wine-growing region is centred on the city of Bordeaux, but extends across the whole of the Gironde department. At 120,000 hectares in total, it is the largest wine-growing region in France and, with...
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Retail Therapy: How Would You Spend €1,000 in Burgundy?

Spring in Burgundy always takes me by surprise. The landscape appears to wake up from hibernation overnight. Suddenly the sky is sighing with swallows and butterflies, vines stretch out their tendrils, and the colza fields light up in...
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Parisian Walkways: Galerie Véro-Dodat, An Historic Covered Passage

The passage couvert, these glass-roofed shopping arcades which flourished in early 19th-century Paris, owed their success in part to a promise inherent in their architecture – the capacity to transport their visitors to another place. In the 1800s, a passage...

Boutique Beat: Handmade Luxury Goods in Paris

Ever since Louis XIV organised artisans – from perfumers to saddlers – in guilds to serve his gargantuan palace, France has been a world leader in the design and production of handmade luxury goods. Now that France’s global behemoth brands (you...