Where to Stay and Eat in Île-de-France

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some places off the beaten track only the locals know about Related articles: Great Destinations: Île-de-France, Haunt of Kings and Artists 12 Most Iconic Châteaux of...

Bordeaux: Brasserie Bordelaise

Not only is the food delicious, but it has a happy metropolitan tumult, great people watching and the low-key buzz of people eating well.


Polidor still offers the kind of simple, satisfying dishes that made it a favorite of Verlaine and Hemingway.

Puttin’ on the Ritz: The Story Behind the Legendary Paris Hotel

It has a history as rich and famous as some of its star guests and residents, yet it has also fallen on hard times, and well within living memory. The announcement in early 2012 that the Ritz Paris...

Parisian Walkways: Laid-Back Batignolles

An historic village neighbourhood brimming with designer boutiques and wonderful eateries.
Le Brittany - Turbot with beurre blanc

Restaurants in Bretagne: Le Brittany in Roscoff

Few places in France make a better mid-autumn destination than Roscoff, the hardy little port in the Finistère department of Brittany that’s won a global reputation for its thalassotherapy (sea-water spa treatments, which were invented here) and excellent food...

La Cave Beauveau

On a dark and stormy night, I found myself happily chatting with Stéphane Delleré, one of the best restaurateurs in Paris, at La Cave Beauvau, the 1950s vintage vest-pocket bistrot across the street from...
L'Inconnu restaurant

Restaurant L’Inconnu: Innovative Dining in Paris

I recently had the pleasure of dining at one of the most promising new restaurants in Paris. L’Inconnu opened its doors in November 2015 in the heart of the 7th arrondissement in Paris. From Japan...

Le Dauphin

One of the trendiest addresses in Paris, Le Dauphin is an excellent wine bar with a regularly changing small-plates menu.
Four des Navettes

Where to Eat, Sleep and Shop in Marseille

WHERE TO STAY C2 Hôtel, 48 Rue Roux de Brignoles Opened in late 2014 in an old Marseille mansion, this boutique hotel makes excellent use of original details for an elegant-chic mix of old and new. The rooms are all different,...