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Kenzo’s Field of Poppies

Kenzo – whose symbol is the poppy – keeps innovating following its concept of bringing nature into the urban space. A field of 200,000 poppies will spring up in the middle of the Place du Capitole in Toulouse, France, on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 September. The LVMH-owned brand has held similarly floral festivities in [...]

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The Most Expensive Potato in The World

Coming in behind saffron, macadamia nuts, beluga caviar, and white truffles, the fifth most expensive food in the world isn’t some exotic fish or endangered tropical fruit: it’s a rare variety of potato. Grown in France, the La Bonnotte potato sometimes achieves a market price of an astounding €500/kilo (US $300/lb). It is cultivated exclusively [...]

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The Deauville Villa Vuitton Store Opening

Louis Vuitton’s mock Tudor store in Deauville, France has gotten a facial lift. Renamed the Villa Vuitton, the 960-square-foot boutique is typical of Normandy architecture and carries accessories and leather goods over two floors. To celebrate the opening Louis Vuitton launched a limited edition Neverfull bag with “Deauville” written in purple on the front with [...]

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Radisson Blu Metropolitan Hotel, Paris Eiffel

Located just a short walk from the Trocadero and opposite the Eiffel Tower, the Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan Hotel is Paris’s newest luxury boutique hotel. Conceived by the famous designer Francois Champsaur, the 48-key boutique hotel features ten suites, five with unrestricted Eiffel Tower views. The signature Eiffel Suite is a 430-square-foot one-bedroom suite located [...]

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France’s First W Hotel Will Open in 2011

W Hotels has announced plans to open their very first Paris property by 2011. It will be close to Place Vendome, in the Opera area of the city. W Paris-Opera will feature 90 stylish guest rooms, a world-class contemporary restaurant and destination bar, a state-of-the-art fitness facility with spa treatment rooms, and W Hotels’ signature [...]

“Le Monde de Vendome” – The refined glitter of the Place Vendome

Place Vendôme is a jewelry case for all the jewels of the world. What is more symbolic to a tourist in search of French expertise than this Parisian square, where high-end jewelry brands intermingle? For travelers, we present Le monde de Vendôme (The World of Vendôme), a documentary film with the “actors” of Place Vendôme, [...]

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