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Valentin’s Day

France’s newest superstar chef is drawing gourmets from all over Europe to Livingston, his restaurant in Marseille

Biarritz’s New Wave

The French beach town was looking a little dusty until post-pandemic youth livened up the scene

A New Day in the Marais

An alluring new hotel is only one of the reasons to revisit this storied neighborhood in Paris

Nouveau Appeal

Maxim’s, in Paris, has never been known for its food. But now, under new ownership, it just may manage to re-create its sexy scene

The Grande Dame and the Ingénue

Espadon, at the Hôtel Ritz, used to be one of the most exciting restaurants in France. Will the talented young chef Eugénie Béziat recapture the magic?

Talking Turkey

The new Peninsula Istanbul hotel is among the most exciting openings in Europe this year—but not because of the guest rooms

Luxury on Thin Ice

A champagne-fueled journey to the North Pole has confirmed that it’s melting. Was the glamorous voyage on Ponant’s Le Commandant Charcot enough to soften the blow?

The Secret Saucier

Chef Arnaud Donckele has racked up six Michelin stars in both Paris and St. Tropez, largely on the strength of his veloutés and velours

Revolution on the Riviera

The descendants of pastis king Paul Ricard are turning their private island into a five-star hotel

We’ll Always Have Capri

With the buzzy reopening of two hotels, the island is once again having its moment in the sun

Rethinking the Riviera

After decades as a convention town, Cannes is trying to reclaim its cool

The Name on Everyone’s Lips

Is the stylish young chef Jérôme Schilling the next Alain Ducasse, or something else entirely?

Prunier’s Triumphant Return

Thanks to an overhaul by chef Yannick Alléno, one of the most storied caviar temples in Paris shines once again

Will the Maldives Keep Its Magic?

Amid a spate of new hotel openings, one writer checks in to assess this island nation’s enduring appeal

The Real Duck Dynasty

Thanks to the success of D’Artagnan, the Daguin family’s influence now spans from restaurants in France to refrigerators throughout the United States

From Les Halles to La Brasserie

The New York City bistro once popularized by Anthony Bourdain has a dynamic new owner in cookware magnate Francis Staub

Fishing for Complements

The charming owner of Estiatorio Milos has returned to his homeland with an alluring new hotel in Athens

Speaking Volumes

In Paris, the beloved Red Wheelbarrow bookshop is growing—along with readers’ appetites for the printed page

Gasoline Allez!

In Paris, the once humble service station becomes a stomping ground for the cool crowd

Stepping Back in Time

Heading to Florida? Skip the hotel and check into these midcentury masterpieces

Make Yourself Comfortable

At a charming new hotel in Paris, disrobing is highly encouraged

The Grande Dame of Lausanne

A lakeside hotel in Switzerland brings the purpose of travel into stark relief

The Riviera’s New Jewel

Bonne chance getting a table at Mauro Colagreco’s Ceto …

Fit for a King

At his new Versailles restaurant, Alain Ducasse continues his reign over French cuisine