At the Maison Proust, one of the most romantic boutique hotels in Paris

In Room 102, “Amelia, Reine de Naples” Photo: Benjamin Rosemberg / Courtesy of Maison Proust Tucked away on a quiet street in the heart of Paris’s Le Marais fashion district, Maison Proust has become one of the city’s most spectacular gems. Opened earlier this year, the 23-room boutique hotel pays homage to one of France’s … Read more

Actress, singer and fashion icon Jane Birkin has died aged 76

Actress and singer Jane Birkin, who made France her home and enchanted the country with her English grace, natural style and social commitment, has died at the age of 76. The London-born star and fashion icon was known for her musical and romantic relationship with French singer Serge Gainsbourg. Her songs notably included the steamy … Read more

The 9 best places to celebrate a milestone birthday

India, Rajasthan getty While every birthday is a cause for merriment, milestone birthdays require a little more pomp and circumstance. For many, starting a new decade can seem like a big deal. Energetic and vibrant destinations like New Zealand and Spain are great for people in their 20s. Cultural trips through India or Thailand are … Read more

France’s small towns are suffering as the unrest spreads. “Now it concerns the landscape”

PARIS (AP) – After a pleasant evening of wine tasting – full of joy “Grapes and Friends!” – With about a hundred people and oysters, charcuterie and cheese, the mayor of the picturesque French town of Quissac made his way home. Then his phone rang: urban riots that devoured France afterwards the deadly police shooting … Read more

Parisian hidden gem hotels offer luxury, great food and value for money

For a luxury vacation, springtime in Paris is hard to beat. getty Paris is famous for its numerous “Palace Hotels” rated over 5 stars by the French government. Many of these are legends of hospitality, such as the Ritz, Le Bristol, George V, Crillon, Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula, Park Hyatt Vendome and others. Most feature Michelin-starred … Read more

France is pushing to become Europe’s AI hub, eclipsing the US

French President Emmanuel Macron attended the country’s premier tech event, Viva Tech. Macron told CNBC France will invest in AI “like crazy”. Nathan Laine | Bloomberg | Getty Images PARIS – France is making a major effort to position itself as Europe’s artificial intelligence hub, and is making every effort to support the fast-growing and … Read more