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No man is an island: Alert readers know that Rafael de Montremy’s picture postcard Chalet des Iles, is a firm favorite with BUZZ. Park easily alongside the lake, take the ferry across and it’s instant...

I met Pablo Picasso last week at the Chateau Grimaldi in Antibes – and it was an emotional experience. The Chateau is a roman fort rebuilt in the 14th century, purchased by France, until 1924...

Dejeuner sur l’herbe All’s well at Les Climats, near Musée D’Orsay on rue de Lille, Julien Boscus (ex- Le Meurice, Pierre Gagnaire, Paris & Seoul, etc.) keeps the gorgeous gougères and welcome glass of Pinot...

The Left-Bank Universe of Jean-François Piège In 2010, soon after opening his eponymous first-floor restaurant adjacent to Brasserie Thoumieux, Jean-François Piège won 2-Michelin stars for his contemporary cuisine and contemporary interpretations of French gastronomy. “It’s my...

Ever since her acclaimed first film Petits arrangements avec les morts, Pascale Ferran has been considered one of the French cinema’s most gifted filmmakers, especially interesting for being slightly askew. The idea of her...

It seems that France is always in the midst of a fight or a strike or a plight: Metro strikes, working week laws, presidential affairs, or love lock regulations. The country’s latest...

That effortless Parisian chic look?  Here's a secret: It takes a bit of work. French women may take a minimalist approach to beauty, but the key to achieving that look is making sure everything...

Beginning May 14, the Cannes Film Festival enveloped southern France for twelve days. The festival welcomed a plethora of films, both stinkers and winners. The ones that earned the most praise and recognition were...

The elegant 7th is rich with art and culture, as well as the upper crust of society, with its dignified hotels particuliers housing ministries, embassies and luxurious private residences. Stately, subdued and refined, the...

Riad Sattouf’s comic delirium literally translates as Jacky in the Kingdom of Girls, which indicates that it’s not quite the forward-minded spoof of gender attitudes that it seems. Jacky imagines a fantasy world where...

There are many iconic names in the fashion capital of the world, but Yves Saint Laurent was more than a name. His YSL logo was as recognizable as the ‘60s LOVE poster, and he...

The last arrondissement is a neighborhood of young vibrant families . . . and the dead. Père Lachaise Cemetery—the largest green space in Paris—takes up 108 acres and is filled with those who made Paris...