The best croissant in Paris: the journey to awarding one patisserie the prestigious title

Flaky, fluffy and golden, the perfect croissant is a thing of beauty, but not all made the cut at the Concours du Meilleur Croissant de Grand Paris 2021. We take a look behind the scenes of a very French competition.

How to experience the best of Paris at home

Whether it’s listening to suburban hip-hop or baking bread under the tutelage of a master baker, there’s a raft of ways to enjoy the French capital without crossing the Channel.

Notes from an author: Elaine Sciolino on Paris

Tales abound in the City of Light, though one of its greatest secrets isn't in the metropolis at all. Follow the Seine straight to the source to reveal one of the French capital's forgotten histories.

Live like a king: what to expect at Versailles' new hotel

At one of the world’s most stately addresses, a new opening will let travellers live like royalty.

The Treaty of Versailles at 100

On June 28 1919, The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France marking the formal end of the hostilities of World War One. Many believe the resulting reparations and economic hardship that ensured in Germany gave rise to the Nazis – and indirectly triggered World War Two. 

What's new around Paris's Seine

Is the French capital’s watery artery the coolest quartier around? Forget the Left and Right Banks — the Seine itself is the place to be

Eight top places to eat tarte tatin in the UK and France

Our pick of the best places to sample the classic French dessert tarte tartin, both in the UK and in the country of its birth, France.

How to Clean the Eiffel Tower

Go behind the scenes of the iconic monument.

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