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Champagne & Burgundy Regions Awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status for Contributions to Wine

BY : Marissa Stempien | 2015

Over the weekend, the World Heritage Committee granted UNESCO World Heritage status to both the Burgundy and Champagne regions of France. The meeting, which took place in Bonn, Germany on Saturday, recognized the two areas for their history,...

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The 27 Best Street Style Looks from Paris Fashion Week Men's

BY : Marissa Stempien | 2015

There’s nothing quite like the Fashion Week runways for catching the best in upcoming trends, but it’s always fun to check out the street style to see how those high-end collections are being worn. Last weekend men hit the streets of...

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$2.1M Parisian Apartment Once Home to Famed French Aristocrat, Oozes Historical Relevance

BY : Susan Kime | 2015

To better understand this historical Parisian home for sale, we need to give you some background on its impressive former owner. Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette, the Marquis de Lafayette, is often known simply—and...

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3 Parisian Music Festivals to Catch in June, From Jazz to Electronic Art

BY : Mila Pantovich | 2015

Anyone who has ever been to France’s capital knows that there is always something to do—whether you check out Mona Lisa’s smile at The Louvre or check in with François Truffaut at the Montmartre Cemetery—but in June,...

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Coco Chanel Fans Will Love The City of Light's 5-Star Hotel Castille

BY : Sean Hillen | 2015

“Classic, Coco-inspired chic” is how the five-star Castille hotel terms itself, and that’s a pretty accurate description, especially considering the Queen of Fashion’s original store, now Maison Chanel, is right next door....

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Citrus Etoile Shines at the Arc de Triomphe With Deconstructed French Cuisine

BY : Sean Hillen | 2015

Situated on Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris is Citrus Etoile, almost in the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe. Owner Gilles Epié holds the record of being the youngest chef to receive a Michelin star at the tender age of 22....

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The 115-Year Old Hotel Regina Gets a Much-Needed Facelift & Complete Room Overhauls

BY : Marissa Stempien | 2015

In Paris, built on the former grounds of the royal stables in front of The Louvre, sits the Hotel Regina. The property was originally inaugurated for the World’s Fair in Paris in 1900 and has been one of the most luxurious and iconic Parisian...

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Le Royal Monceau – Raffles: Even Beyoncé Stays at This Five-Star Property While in Paris

BY : Sean Hillen | 2015

When a hotel features its own private cinema, seating almost one hundred people, you know you’re somewhere special. Which is true if you’re staying at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris. Opened near the end of the Roaring...

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One of Paris' Oldest Palace Hotels is Still the Pinnacle of Luxury in the City of Light

BY : Sean Hillen | 2015

With a marble bust of Louis XVI displayed proudly outside its ground-floor restaurant and home of the French President just up the street, it’s easy to expect great things of Le Bristol Paris. Behind the front desk, crimson-carpeted stairs...

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Nazi-Occupied Paris Inspired This 1971 Collection by Yves Saint Laurent

BY : Marissa Stempien | 2015

The newest exhibit at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, is a controversial one highlighting Yves Saint Laurent’s 1971 "Liberation" or "Forties” haute couture collection, inspired by Nazi-occupied Paris...

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5 Restaurants in Paris Offering Picture-Perfect Views of the Eiffel Tower

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2015

Yesterday, the Eiffel Tower turned the ripe old age of 126. On March 31, 1889, Chief Architect and Civil Engineer Gustave Eiffel’s two-year project came to an end. And Paris had its first look at what would become the city’s most...

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Where to Find the Best Fare & Tastiest Cocktails During Paris Fashion Week

BY : Irina Raileanu | 2015

From March 3-11, the eyes of the fashion world will be on Paris, and rightly so. Being the home of haute couture fashion houses and the unequivocal role of being the international fashion capital, the city embraces the week with an elegant flair and...

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