The Best of Marseille

Address Book: The Best of Marseille

MARSEILLE, France – Marseille, France’s second most populous city, is too frequently overlooked or avoided by tourists who have been turned off by news reports portraying it as the French capital of crime. Someone should have told me that before I showed up there! All my things were stolen at the Saint-Charles train station. Passport,…

Alex Hotel, Near Gare St. Charles, Marseille - Bathroom

Alex Hotel Near Gare St. Charles, Marseille – It’s the little things that count

MARSEILLE, France – What’s an excellent hotel? Is it five stars GL distinction? A Michelin starred restaurant? A certain amount of awards won by the barman? Is it an exceptional concierge, or a central location in the city, maybe near Gare St. Charles, Marseille? In this series, Cédric Lizotte visits some of Europe’s best restaurants. He shares his inside…

Best places to eat in Paris - Le Timbre, from the street

Le Timbre, in Paris – Because the French capital is cramped and fast-paced, so should the best places to eat in Paris

PARIS, France – Eating in Paris is not an easy task. There are hundreds of wonderful establishments scattered around the city. Certain neighborhoods have it better than others do. There are clichés and tourist traps everywhere. And then, there are young chefs working their tails off to offer inventive food at a fair price. I…