Claude Monet, Les Falaises à Étretat

Étretat and the Normandy Coastline: Endless Inspiration for Artists

The natural beauty of Étretat has long attracted artists such as Claude Monet and Gustave Courbet, whose paintings entice even more visitors to this special place. (Monet painted a series of canvases depicting les falaises à Étretat, the dramatic coastal cliffs.) Located...

Restaurants in Colmar: L’Atelier du Peintre, Reviewed

In a quiet side-street in Colmar, right opposite the house of Martin Schongauer, the celebrated medieval painter and engraver, sits L’Atelier du peintre. It’s an appropriate location for the skilled chef Loïc Lefebvre, whose...
Chef Jérôme Faure

Where to Eat in Provence: Le Champ des Lunes at Domaine de Fontenille

Though it is the object of international adulation and remains a cherished destination of the Parisian chattering classes, along with a complement of their opposites from across the Channel, across the Atlantic and other European countries, the Luberon...

A History of the Auberge du Père Bise: Featuring an In-House Recipe

In the village of Talloires, along Lake Annecy, sits a rustic-looking inn. Originally a simple guinguette, or tavern, the Auberge du Père Bise is a prestigious hotel and restaurant. Run by the same family...

Where to Stay and Eat in Bordeaux Wine Country

Our choice of the best hotels and restaurants in Bordeaux and amidst the vineyards. Related articles: Great Destinations: Bordeaux and Wine Country Things to See and Do in Bordeaux: A Comprehensive Guide 12 Unmissable Wine Destinations...
Chef Thierry Marx at his boulangerie

Paris by Thierry Marx

Where does Michelin two-starred chef Thierry Marx eat, drink and shop when he’s not running the show at his top gastronomic restaurants ** Sur Mesure, Le Camélia, The Cake Shop and Bar 8 at Paris’ Mandarin Oriental...

Paris Restaurants: Bistrot de la Galette in Montmartre

Patissier Gilles Marchal has been assiduously creating a delicious little empire in Montmartre for some time now. First there was his excellent pastry shop in the Rue Ravignan, then his Compagnie Générale de Biscuiterie, which sells biscuits named...
Le Grand Vefour

Paris Restaurants: Le Grand Véfour by Chef Guy Martin

One of the questions I'm asked most often about Paris restaurants is also one of the most ponderable: where should we go for a special romantic meal during our visit? The problem, from my point of view...
Clarence Paris

Restaurant Reviews: Le Clarence in Paris

Leaving behind the pewter skies over Paris and the spring rains, it was a pleasure to escape into a plush cocoon of luxury and elegance for some magnificent eating and drinking during the course of a long...
Restaurant Sylvestre

Where to Eat in Paris: Restaurant Sylvestre

Taking over a restaurant that was founded by another chef is always a delicate challenge for the incoming talent, since a certain part of the clientele will inevitably be flustered by the idea of...