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David Lebovitz’s Favorite Edible French Souvenirs

Extra room in your new Longchamp bag? American chef and author David Lebovitz, who lives in Paris, recommends some of his favorite edible souvenirs to stock your larder or give as gifts.

I Heart My City: Camilla’s Versailles

British national Camilla Gash (on Instagram @summerisntover) was infected with the global travel bug at an early age, having spent time in America, England, Cyprus, Sri Lanka, and Ghana during her adolescent years. Now a student of French at the University of Bristol, Camilla recently spent a year in Versailles—a city she describes “a magical and majestic place that combines history, beauty, and…

Travel Lens: Don George’s World

From climbing Kilimanjaro and contemplating the magic of Uluru to exploring the jungles of Cambodia and the backcountry temples of Shikoku, legendary travel writer and editor Don George has seen the better part of our planet. Here’s a look at the world and all that’s in it through his unique lens.

France’s Truffle Hunting Capital: Périgord

Search alongside experts, both human and animal, for precious, perfumed truffles in France’s earthy, secretive southwestern corner.

Day Tripper: Paris, France

There’s plenty to see and do in Paris proper, bien sûr. But should you have the time—and initiative—to take your adventure a step further, you will discover amazing things within a beret’s throw of the French capital. Here are some of the best day trip destinations I’ve discovered through the years.

The Pearl of the French Riviera

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Why is winter the best time to visit Menton, the “Pearl of France”? Reason No. 1: Carnival-like festivities celebrating the lemon—the beloved local fruit—when delightful citrus sculptures adorn this French Riviera resort town.

Paris: Tossed But Not Sunk

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The Age of Enlightenment. The City of Light. A place whose motto has been Fluctuat nec mergitur—Tossed but not sunk—since the Middle Ages.

Whatever the future holds, perhaps now is the time to go to Paris, if you’ve ever thought of going.

I Heart My City: Anne’s Chambéry, France

Few outside of France have heard of Chambéry, and those who have probably know it as a pit stop en route to their favorite Alpine ski stations. Washington, D.C. native Anne Donnelly (on Instagram @amdonn8) has the pleasure of living in this little medieval city in the mountains while she works as an English language teaching assistant in the…

How to Explore Paris Like a Flâneur

Stroll France’s capital and you’ll see human nature on full display, from doyennes taking their café to lovers cooing by the River Seine. As poet Charles Baudelaire put it, in Paris “the spectator is a prince who everywhere rejoices in his incognito.”

Europe’s Rising Star: Bordeaux

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Visitors once just glanced over this UNESCO-listed city’s stately 18th-century squares and harmonious architecture before heading out of town. Now there are plenty of reasons to linger in Bordeaux.

Just Back: Burgundy

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Senior Travel Books Editor Barbara A. Noe visited the Burgundy region of France as part of research for the upcoming National Geographic book “Romantic Journeys of a Lifetime.” Here are some of the high points of her trip, in her own words.

The Riches and Revelations of Paris

Forty summers ago, Paris changed my life. This year, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of that life-changing stay, I managed to carve out three days to spend in the City of Light. I arrived with no specific agenda or itinerary, but in the back of my mind I was hoping to reunite with that long-ago me.