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A system in which hosts and guests rate each other has a chilling effect on travelers, and gives enormous power to homeowners.
From ambitious retrospectives and creative curation, to high-tech immersive art, these special exhibits give art buffs a reason to brave the cold.
My search for an affordable Paris rental led me to a part of the city not frequented by tourists. Then I fell in love with the neighborhood.
From pricey tourist traps to cheap thrills, the Paris rooftops are enchanting. Here’s where you can savor the most iconic vistas.
Any way you slice it, I went overboard with an impulsive – and bargain – purchase. Here’s how I tackled the culinary challenge.
For those who value freshness, giant French supermarkets are no competition for weekly outdoor markets. Here’s how to shop like a local in the Dordogne.
When an Alsatian butcher handed me a free pork shoulder, I didn’t know what to do with it. But I wasn’t about to let it go to waste.
A cheese store worth a detour is just a quick hop from Vichy, France, famous for its thermal waters, Art Deco buildings and role in World War II history.
When does a Sylvaner not look or taste like a Sylvaner? The winemakers at Domaine Armand Hurst, in Turckheim, have an answer to that riddle.
The harvest is a festive time, with celebrations in wine-producing villages and food stores offering seasonal concoctions. I tried my hand at baeckeoffe.
When vetting people who want to rent your home, make sure to ask the right questions and pay attention to all the signals.
With underground forts and a vast, high-tech, museum, the century-old Verdun battlefield offers lessons for today. Here’s how to structure a brief visit.