New York’s dizzying new platform

One more observatory in the New York sky. The highly anticipated Edge opened on Wednesday March 11. Located on the 100th floor of one of the buildings in Hudson Yards, the new West Manhattan neighborhood, this panoramic outdoor vantage point is the highest in the city and the tallest in the West. It is ahead […]

5 good shopping addresses at reasonable prices

Shops, Manhattan has thousands. Big, small, famous, confidential. In short, impossible to push all the doors, even with the help of a guide who classifies them by category. To find your way around, here are five addresses. None in the luxury category, none for the hysterical fashionista, none for the die-hard hypster. But all for […]

New York in 5 different locations

New York, new activities, new restaurants, new projects. After cycling in Central Park, strolling through Times Square and discovering an exhibition at Moma, here is a selection of offbeat addresses, between culture and nature. 1 – The One World Observatory to dominate the buidlings Built following the 9/11 attacks, this huge tower located in Lower […]

From Porquerolles to Le Touquet, ten French beaches for swimming in September

In the Var, the Courtade or Notre-Dame beach, in Porquerolles Overcrowded during the summer holidays, Porquerolles finally regains its calm in this return. The largest of the “Golden Islands” of the Var (which also includes Port-Cros and Le Levant) has five beaches, all located on the north coast. The Courtade is the easiest to access […]

insurance becomes compulsory in 23 countries

This is a direct consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic: in principle optional, travel insurance covering any costs related to illness on site is becoming compulsory to visit certain countries. The list is growing from 6 states to 23 to date. And this is certainly just the start. Before the health crisis, only China, Cuba, Mongolia, […]

Broadway, the New York saga at 60 km

TRAVEL GUIDE – Manhattan’s backbone, Broadway stretches far beyond New York City and the Theater District. From the towers of Wall Street to the countryside of the Hudson Valley, climbing Broadway, we trace the history of America. By Adrien Gombeaud Times Square, at a time when electricity erases the night. Stéphan Gladieu / Figaro Magazine […]

Air France: Orly / New-York 70 years later

Good news for the inhabitants of the south of Paris and the Ile-de-France: Air France is taking off again from Orly for New York. Shortly before the turn of the century, the national company had, in fact, transferred all its flights for the United States to its hub at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle. The Boeing 777-200 (Air France) […]

Architecture and travel: concrete weekend in Le Havre

Often misunderstood, Le Havre has dragged its reputation as an ugly city since its post-war reconstruction. To avoid this pitfall, the best solution is to put yourself back in the context of the time and to visit, upon arrival, the model apartment of Auguste Perret. The architect in charge of making Le Havre its splendor […]

New York in 5 remarkable hotels

Special Envoy to New York, A flagship American destination, New York attracted 65.2 million visitors in 2018, including 13.5 foreign tourists and 807,000 French. With a figure up 5.2% compared to 2017, France ranks 4th among the countries across the Atlantic to have eaten the Big Apple, behind Great Britain, China and Brazil. And the […]

A day on Staten Island, New York’s little-known island

At New York Is this the island where the Statue of Liberty is located? Or the one that welcomed, at the beginning of the 20th century, immigrants who came to live the American dream? None of that. Often confused with Liberty and Ellis Island, Staten Island is one of five boroughs (boroughs) of New York […]