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Lee Yanowitch and husband Philippe Chamaillard in front of their B&B in Burgundy, France

Life Change: from Big City TV to Countryside B&B

US-born Lee Yanowitch walked away from 24-hour news to open a bed and breakfast in Burgundy, France. Discover how daily chores and long grueling hours in France's idyllic countryside makes her happier than ever.
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Bestselling Author Elaine Sciolino Opens Up About “The Only Street in Paris”

Elaine Sciolino’s latest bestseller about her French neighborhood street, la rue des Martyrs, is already rumored to become the favorite in this year’s list of best Paris books. Sciolino has lovingly, brilliantly and thoroughly written about la rue des Martyrs in the 9th arrondissment of Paris, which for the author is “The Only Street in Paris”.
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Man in the Kitchen: Savoring France from Afar

Our man in the kitchen describes how he continues savoring France from the US thanks to delicious Instagram posts and his favorite recipes.
Hotel Westminster Signature Room

Get the Royal Treatment at Hôtel Westminster in Paris

From the moment you walk into the elegant and inviting lobby of the Hôtel Westminster, you’ll be made to feel right at home. For over 200 years, this quintessentially Parisian hotel has been synonymous with luxury, sophistication and stellar service fit for royalty.
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Should I Cancel My Trip to France?

Wondering whether it's safe to visit France after a series of terrorist attacks? Here's a reassuring reality check from our security consultant.
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7 Best Solo Travel Tips to Stay Safe for Wanderlust 

While it can be daunting at first, solo travel allows you to see the world on your own terms. Follow these tips to minimize the risk and maximize the rewards.
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Book Excerpt – Five Flights Up: Sex, Love and Family, from Paris to Lyon

In her second book, "Five Flights Up", author and psychotherapist Kristin Louise Duncombe writes candidly and touchingly about uprooting her life, again, for her husband's career. Here's a preview ...
Mimi Thorisson

Mimi Thorisson: From City Girl to French Countryside Cooking Sensation

Mimi's story is the stuff that fairy tales are made of. Find out how a photo of her garden cake went viral, leading to cooking shows, book deals and global celebrity.
Guedelon: a medieval chateau in the making

Archaeological Challenge: Building a Real Medieval Chateau Today

If you're looking for an amazing day or weekend trip in France, treat yourself to a 2-hour drive east of Paris for a unique experience in castle building. Guédelon is a real medieval château being built from scratch in the heart of a forest in Burgundy.
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Invite Yourself into a Parisian Stranger’s Home for Dinner

For a taste of authentic French food and warm hospitality, forget the restaurant and try visiting a Parisian home for dinner.