The terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13 have left France, and the world, stunned and in mourning. Needless to say, travel has been affected both within the city and throughout Europe. Here's what travelers who are in Paris right now, or heading there soon, need to know.
It is not an exaggeration to say that Paris is in my heart every single moment of every day. And as my readers have shown me, the extraordinary city of Paris is in their hearts as well.
I am writing to offer my condolences regarding the recent events you have had to endure. I am so sorry for your loss--of lives, of safety, of joy. I cannot know exactly how you feel, and I cannot say, honestly, "je suis Paris," because I am not.
First, let me say, I loved everything there was to love about this romantic city. The people, the energy, the architecture, the fashion, the coffee and croissants, the feel of the air, the sounds in the streets.
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The next time you're in the City of Light, don't fight with crowds in tourist traps, eat at the wrong restaurants, or wait in line at the Eiffel Tower.
There's plenty to do in Paris, but sometimes it's nice to get out of the city and explore a little further afield. We've picked five day trips the kids will love, from a fabulous zoo and a unique aerospace museum to the must-visit Disneyland and Asterix theme parks, and even the most charming of châteaux!
Paris, you are so multi-faceted that everyone who spends time with you has their own secret favorites. With mine, I don't know where to begin, but here is a smattering.
The arts steal the limelight this autumn in Paris, with the long-awaited openings of three important cultural centers and scores of spectacular world-...
I recently spent a few days in Paris, at the height of the summer. It was beastly hot, and the downside of Paris being voted the #1 tourist destination is, well... tourists - an overcrowded, cacophonic abundance of them. Yet I had a fairly blissful trip.
The world's most historic sites have a storied past -- some really show their age, while others don't look a day past 500. From the Acropolis to the Arc de Triomphe, take a look at the then and now of history's celebrated structures.
To fit in with locals, it's best to leave behind any sweatpants, baseball caps, flip-flops and white sneakers. Parisians are generally quite stylish, but that doesn't necessarily mean extravagant haute couture outfits -- instead, think casual chic.
Now that it's finally -- finally! -- warm enough to be outdoors, we want to spend all of our time hanging out in public parks. And at these green spaces, there's more to do than simply lay on the grass or go for a bike ride; we're talking hot-air balloon rides, dancing en masse, and sipping a beer in the sunshine.
Ascending the Eiffel Tower for its breathtaking views is one of Paris's undisputed thrills--just ask the 7 million visitors who do it each year.
There are twists in lots of dishes -- many of them delightful.
When touring France, it's important to get a balance between Paris and the countryside. Awesome, dominating, endlessly romantic, and thrilling as Pari...