Bilbao, Spain did it with its Guggenheim. Bordeaux intends do it with its Cité des Civilisations du Vin. Can Biarritz do it with its aquarium and its Cité de l’Océan?
In which the author visits Biarritz, meets a French surfing legend, learns the history of surfing in France, zips up a wetsuit, takes a surfing lesson and eventually glides along with the 3-year-olds. Includes photos.
Accompanying France Revisited’s examination of surfing and museums in Biarritz, here are five notable hotels in the mid and upper price ranges, i.e. 3-,4- and 5-star hotels, including the history of the imperial residence that launched Biarritz as an international resort destination.
Corinne LaBalme discovers NoLita, a ritzy ristorante parked next to the vintage Lancias in the Fiat Group’s “Motor Village” on the Champs-Elysées. If a Maserati goes a lot faster than a mere car, the menu at NoLita goes a lot farther than simple carbonara.
A call for contributors to turn a cranky eye on their surroundings brought forth a photographic rant from Va-nu-pieds, France Revisited’s fetish photographer, who’s fed up with the sight of bicycle cadavers on the sidewalks of Paris.
Bringing up bébé has its dark side in the City of Light when maman can’t go wheeling through the supermarket without a stranger telling her that she hasn’t dressed her precious one properly for the yogurt aisle, as Melinda Mayor, aka Meshugeneh Mama, recounts with vitriol and humor.
The guidebooks describe the pleasures of sightseeing in Paris, typically under sunny skies, but ignore the cold, gray, back-aching shuffle through the crowds of the kind that longtime resident Ellen Labelle experienced while visiting Montmartre with friends.
Three years ago Polish contributor Justyna Gawąd, her French husband and their European son moved to the Anjou region of France from Warsaw. Justyna is generally no crank, as far as we can tell, but [...]
Responding to France Revisited’s call for an opinion article from various opponents to Paris City Hall’s push to approve the construction of a 180-meter (590-foot) high-rise known as the Triangle Tower, Patrice Maire, president of the association Mont 14, stepped up to the plate with “Will Paris Be Modernized or Disfigured?”
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