Tag: France

Standing Ovation

Provence Hotels Deserve All the Praise

They have a peculiar affinity in the south of France for giving shockingly long standing ovations to films they enjoy. The hotels of Provence deserve at least as much applause, and won’t cause as much regret.

Eminent Domaines

The Distinguished Hotels of Domaines de Fontenille

The Domaines de Fontenille group is famous within the hotel industry for getting things right. The little things, the big things, and everything in between. The opening of their sixth hotel, Domaine de Primard, proves that some things never change.

Unprecedented

A Hotel in Paris Was Never Meant to Close

On March 16, as France announced its COVID-19 lockdown, the C.O.Q. Hotel in Paris closed its doors. Thing is, not every hotel is meant to be closed. A city hotel like C.O.Q. is meant to welcome guests day and night through the workweek, weekends, and holidays. There was no precedent. “We aren’t supposed to cut off the water or electricity,” explained manager Florian Bitker. “We don’t even have a secure front door.”

Accidental Tourist

A Story of Being Stuck Far From Home

In the midst of the global pandemic, stories of stranded travelers, aborted trips, and international uncertainty abound. Based in Manila, our French editor Manon Tomzig describes getting out from under a harsh lockdown in the Philippines only to wind up a trapped tourist in France.

French Quarters

Château and Country House Hotels of France

For the second entry in our Staying Small series, we turn to France, a country that’s mastered the art of hotels that are both small and spacious.

Frugal Gourmand

The Best Inexpensive Restaurants in Paris

The MICHELIN Guide is famous for its star ratings, awarded to the finest restaurants in the world. But diners should pay equal attention to Michelin’s Bib Gourmand designation, recognizing the best inexpensive places to eat.