Jewel on the Rhône

"Land of contrasts," the old travelogues inevitably said, but nowhere does the venerable formula apply more perfectly than to Avignon, a Provençal jewel tucked into a bend on the left bank of the Rhône. Historically...

France vs Spain: Living Costs

On a recent short vacation in northwest Spain, I couldn’t help but notice the string of French cars trailing into the supermarket parking lots. A similar story seemed to be playing out in the...

A Look at Alsace

Mountains, vineyards and green pastures in the beautiful region along the Rhine.

Paris on Ice

It’s a Paris winter tradition: skaters happily whirling or cautiously tottering on the ice in front of the Hôtel de Ville (City Hall). The skating rink on the square made its debut in 2001,...

Aix-en-Provence: 28 à Aix

Aix-en-Provence is a stroller’s paradise, known for its 17th- and 18th-century mansions, ornate sculpted doorways and dozens of lovely stone fountains. Now one of those exquisite private mansions has been opened to the public...

L’Appartement 217: Ultra-Chic Spa

Hidden inside a courtyard is a 19th-century apartment transformed into an elegant spa.

Mountain Greenery

Pristine countryside and reasonable prices in Provence's Alpes-Maritimes

The Best Small Paris Museums

Print out the Pocket List and take it with you! Musée Nissim de Camondo A fabulous museum, for the most part arranged just as it was while the Camondo family lived there. Sephardic Jews expelled from...

Saint Martin

A serene and joyful outpost of France in the Caribbean, graced by brilliant colors and extraordinary light

Finding the Sweet Life

The accolade for best all-round lifestyle destination goes to southwestern France, according to international real estate agency Knight Frank.