Paris

We bring you the best hotels, romantic holiday tips, city breaks, highlights and luxury travel spots in Paris, the City of Light, known as one of the most romantic destinations in the world.

  • 21 Five fine restaurants with five-star views
    Le Jules Verne, Paris Some say this is the most romantic restaurant in the City of Love, perhaps in the whole world. Even if it isn't, it's certainly one of the most impressive. With the famed chef Alain...

  • 22 Location, location, location
    The apartment where Mr. Big sighs over Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex in the City, Batman's penthouse suite, the setting for the love triangle featuring Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson...

  • 23 The most romantic destinations for lovers

    It's that time of year again, when Valentine's Day looms and love is on everyone's lips. Maybe you think February 14th is just another date on the calendar, but there are plenty who will be using it as...

  • 24 Versailles to boast palatial hotel
    Built by Louis XIV on the site of a royal hunting lodge, the Palace of Versailles is one of the world's most popular tourist sites, and soon it will be possible for a few privileged visitors to actually...

  • 25 From Paris to Istanbul on the Orient Express
    Click on the image to see more photos of the legendary train and its journey to the historical Turkish city  

  • 26 Europe gets ready to greet 2011
    Forget the world recession and other worries. The night of December 31st is a time to dream; it's a time to focus on the positive and the world of possibilities ahead. Above all, it's a time to join with...

  • 27 Christmas markets sparkle across Europe
    Traditional markets, where you can enjoy the colours of Christmas, buy a real fir tree, mistletoe, tinsel and trappings, the toys and ornaments that bring memories of childhood flooding back, where you...

  • 28 Le Bellechasse: "a journey within a journey"
    Vivid colours, giant butterflies, silks, satins and velvets... the decor of this boutique hotel is the product of the ingenuity, talent and expertise of one of the most revered French designers: Christian...

  • 29 Karl Lagerfeld behind the camera
    Until the end of October, a selection of photographs by the designer Karl Lagerfeld are on display at La Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in the French capital. The exhibition, whose opening was attended...

  • 30 Monet at the Grand Palais in Paris
    It's over 30 years since so many of Monet's masterpieces have been on display at one time, but for four months, until January 24, 2011, over 200 of the works of the French master can be see together in...

  • 31 Around France on the trail of Coco Chanel
    Saumur She was born in August 1883, in Saumur, in the Loire Valley, a city famous today for its chateau, riding school, mushrooms and sparkling wines. The noble castle and stone mansions of Saumur show...

  • 32 Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective at the Petit Palais, Paris
    Once gain, all eyes are on Yves Saint Laurent. Or, more accurately, on the "Extraordinary Voyages" exhibition, which the Petit Palais museum, just a few steps from the Champs Elysees in Paris,...

  • 33 Pucker up in Paris
    According to a doctor friend, a kiss - assuming it's the right sort of kiss - can double the heart rate, set up to thirty muscles moving, and even burn calories. According to our own research, if the setting...

  • 34 Dazzling night skies: When the sun sets, global cities continue to shine
    From London to Moscow, the world's biggest cities are full of bustling activity every day. But when the sun goes down, these metropolitan areas shine with a different light. Though the cherished longer...

  • 35 Countdown to the Paris sales
      Eight o'clock on the morning of Wednesday, January 6th, is when the winter sales get underway in the French capital. From that point until the shops close on February 9th, the prices will get lower...

  • 36 A fashionable trip to Paris
    A fashionable trip to Paris

  • 37 A fashionable trip to Paris
    A fashionable trip to Paris

  • 38 On top of the world
      At the top of the Eiffel Tower Who could have predicted that the controversial hulk, designed for the 1889 World Fair, would eventually become the symbol not just of Paris, but of the whole of France?...

  • 39 Discerning shoppers, walk this way
    Take a trip to Milan to visit the monumental Gothic cathedral; admire Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Last Supper, in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, stroll around the Vittorio Emanuele galleries...

  • 40 Christmas comes to Disneyland, Paris
    Father Christmas may not officially be getting the sleigh out quite yet, but on November 8th, Christmas got under way in Disneyland, Paris. From now until January 6th, there will be all kinds of festive...



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