Les Fables de la Fontaine, Paris

Dining in Paris: Les Fables de la Fontaine

Ever since it was founded by chef Christian Constant, who has a cluster of other popular restaurants in the same well-heeled Left Bank neighbourhood, including Les Cocottes and Le Café Constant, this intimate restaurant...

Rivea at the Hotel Byblos in Saint Tropez

Alain Ducasse has opened a terrific gourmet address on the Riviera.

Paris Restaurants: Astair in the Passage des Panoramas

The Passage des Panoramas, a covered arcade that opened in 1799 in the heart of Paris, was fashionable for a generation, then became the locale of stationers, printers and stamp merchants. Recently, these businesses...

A Transformation for Restaurant Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

“Since it’s a social prism for our ideas of pleasure, the idiom of luxury evolves constantly,” says chef Alain Ducasse, explaining his decision to overhaul his flagship restaurant at Monaco’s storied Hôtel de Paris...

Cros-de-Cagnes: Bistrot de la Marine

Jacques Maximin's bistrot is a terrific address for any fish lover heading to the Riviera.
Popular Montorgueil Terrace, Le Compas

Parisian Walkways: Rue Montorgueil

Like so many flâneurs before and after him, France’s father of literary realism, Honoré de Balzac, spent a lifetime walking the streets of Paris, drawing inspiration from the cobblestones and the human spectacles he saw played out in boutique windows, street...

Restaurant Reviews: Bellanger, An Excellent Brasserie in London

Thanks to the exceptionally shrewd and innovative restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, London now has a constellation of excellent modern brasseries to rival those of Paris. After the success of the Wolseley, The...

Callas: Les Gorges de Pennafort

Michelin one-star chef Philippe Da Silva attracts celebrities to this wild corner of Provence with his artfully authentic cooking.
The Rue de l’Abreuvoir in Montmartre

Parisian Walkways: Forgotten Montmartre

Once the haunt of supremely influential artists, Montmartre somehow manages to retain its Belle Époque allure.  On a sunny Sunday afternoon in 1876, Pierre-Auguste Renoir set up his easel at an open-air café on the top of the Butte...

Bagnoles-de-l’Orne: Le Manoir du Lys

A stylish dining room with big cloud-style light fixtures, quietly hip table service and delicious fare