On May 1, 1927, air passengers from London to Paris tasted the first airline meal. CNN's Jim Boulden looks back.
Afghan youngsters sent to France for a better life often end up on the streets, as CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
We're at a soup kitchen in a shabby back street in Paris, next to the canal Saint Martin, near the Jaurès metro stop. Hundreds of homeless people are queuing up for some hot food and a coffee. Most of them are from Asia; many from Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
François Hollande arrived in Germany on Tuesday, hours after becoming France's new president, for talks on the European debt crisis with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Jay-Z and Kanye West's recent hit "Niggas in Paris" is about them. They rap about being so phenomenally rich, about how they "ball so hard," buy Rolexes and cars, pop gold bottles with models in Paris nightclubs, that the rest of us slobs couldn't fathom their lives.
People on the streets of Paris were asked "What do you want from the American election for France? "
A friend of Pippa Middleton's, the sister-in-law of Britain's Prince William, apologized Wednesday for an incident in which a friend of his brandished a toy gun at press photographers in Paris.
A storm of outrage provoked by photos of Pippa Middleton showing her in a car with a man wielding what appears to be a gun in France should act as a wake-up call, royal watchers have warned Prince William's sister-in-law.
Al Jazeera will not broadcast video it received showing killings in France blamed on Mohammed Merah, it announced Tuesday, saying the material "does not meet our Code of Ethics."
The brother of a gunman killed in a siege in southwestern France has been charged with complicity in seven murders and two attempted murders and taken into custody, the Paris prosecutor's office said Sunday.
An explosion in western Paris early Wednesday shattered several windows of the Indonesian Embassy, the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
A power supply problem left passengers stuck on Eurostar trains between Britain and France for several hours on Monday and early Tuesday, the high-speed rail company said.
We've all seen that "great deal" airline ad, only to discover that with surcharges, taxes and fees, the great deal is not so great. Starting Thursday, when airline consumers see an advertised price of $500, that will be the price they pay. (Of course, there will still be some additional irritating "optional" fees like baggage charges, seat reservations, etc.)
For decades, fans of Oscar Wilde have paid tribute to the Irish writer by leaving kisses on his tomb at Paris's famed Pere Lachaise Cemetery.
Savings-minded travelers may not always be able to spring for the loftiest hillside hotels, but a single meal at a spectacularly situated restaurant can be a worthy splurge.
Rosie and Michelle Rounds kick off the OWN talk show in a Windy City hot spot
World markets surged Tuesday on hopes that European leaders are getting more aggressive in coming up with a debt crisis resolution, adding fuel to the banking sector.
â¢ Natalie Portman and her French fiancÃ© Benjamin Millepied took baby Aleph out for some sightseeing around Paris. The actress and her son shopped along Avenue Montaigne before joining Millepied for lunch with friends at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Market Restaurant.
The newlyweds touched down in the City of Light on Thursday
The corruption trial of former French President Jacques Chirac will go ahead, a Paris court ruled Monday, and will take place September 5-23.
From July 2009: The Air France plane that crashed with 228 people aboard "went straight down," an investigator said.
Seventy-five additional bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of an Air France plane that crashed off the coast of Brazil two years ago, more than doubling the number of remains that have been found, the vice-president of the French victims' association told CNN Tuesday.
Officials comment on a recovery effort after discovering wreckage of an Air France passenger plane that crashed in 2009.
Police in and around Paris arrested seven suspected Islamists, national police told CNN Tuesday.
Grab a helmet and check out these 15 cities where drivers use all five fingers when they wave at you.
Thinking of spending a weekend in Paris this spring? Think again.
April in Paris. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and Parisiens are out on the Champs Elysee enjoying the warm weather.
Police in Paris arrested dozens of people for trying to hold an unauthorized demonstration to protest a ban on the wearing of Islamic veils such as burqas, they said Sunday.
From the workshops of Rome to the catwalks of Paris, this month icon delves into the world of fashion. From the capital of couture, Myleene Klass goes back stage at Paris Fashion Week to find out what it takes to turn a clothing item into an icon.
French police have recovered gems stolen during a burglary from luxury jeweler Harry Winston's store in Paris in 2008, they announced.
CNN's Jim Bitterman reports on the conclusions of the G20 summit.
CNN's Stan Grant takes a look at the culture of Shanghai.
Winter weather is keeping many passengers stranded at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.
A part of Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris was evacuated Friday due to the accumulation of snow on the roof and hundreds of flights were canceled because of a shortage of de-icing fluid, authorities said, as blustery winter weather snarled travel across Europe.
Part of Paris Charles de Gaulle airport was evacuated Friday due to the accumulation of snow on the roof, and hundreds of flights were canceled because of a shortage of de-icing fluid, authorities said.
â¢ Lady Gaga may be going pantless in Paris, but the pop star isn't skimping on her meals. Gaga arrived at Chez Andre sans reservation with three bodyguards. According to restaurant staff, there was no diva behavior, and the pop star was very sweet. She ordered escargot and chicken with fries, but skipped dessert or alcohol, drinking only water. When she left, Gaga kissed the manager goodbye and left a very, very generous tip, the staffer says.
Bad weather in Britain leaves travelers stranded at airports. CNN's Nina Dos Santos reports.
Lisa Suarez's voice breaks as she stands in the snow outside London's Heathrow airport, unable to get a flight home to Dallas, Texas.
â¢ After a stop in London, Christina Aguilera and beau Matt Rutler arrived in Paris and stepped out to Le Crazy Horse, where the two caught the cabaret's second show. The singer-actress was in town to premiere Burlesque with costars Cher and Kristen Bell, who spent her downtime in Paris sightseeing in Montmartre with two friends. Bell also posed for pictures in front of Moulin Rouge.
Heavy snow paralyzed travel in the Paris region Wednesday, where officials suspended air traffic at one of Europe's busiest airports, closed several highways and shut down the Eiffel Tower.
French police seized 111 kilograms of cocaine -- worth about $9.3 million -- from a luxury apartment on the outskirts of Paris on Saturday.
The drink of choice for creative types through the ages, wine is now making significant inroads into the realms of contemporary culture.
1. Rockin' Robin: Rafael Nadal may own Paris, But Robin Soderling is undertaking a fine land grab of his own. The hard-hitting Swede has, of course, reached the Roland Garros final in both 2009 and '10. And he added to his Gallic success last weekend, marrying his flat, pace-laced game on the greased lightning courts of Bercy to his first TMS/ATP 1000 series title. Soderling's run included a dramatic semifinal win over Michael Llodra -- in which he salvaged match points -- and a demolition of Gael Monfils in the final. What did Soderling get out of the deal? Nearly $400,000, a snazzy new ranking of No. 4, a ration of momentum heading into the London year-end event ... and the ugliest trophy known to man.
Looking to get away this holiday season? Who better to find the deals than agents catering to notoriously cash-strapped students?
The lower house of the French parliament approved a controversial pension reform bill Wednesday, despite weeks of protests that brought millions of demonstrators into the streets to try to stop it.
French unions called Thursday for two more days of protests against government plans to raise the retirement age, as lawmakers cut through red tape to try to make the proposal law within days.
Fresh clashes broke out Wednesday between protesters and police in France as hundreds of thousands rallied in opposition to planned pension reforms.
Fanny Cottard didn't go to school Tuesday.
Ten of France's 12 oil refineries were stopping production Friday, an oil industry spokesman said, as the country went through a fourth straight day of strikes over pension reforms.
More than a million people went on strike in France Tuesday -- the biggest demonstrations yet in a series of rolling strikes against government plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Paris on Saturday to register their disapproval of planned changes to the French pension system.
For years, Budget Travel has been advising readers to rent short-term apartments whenever they plan to spend more than a few days in expensive cities like Paris and New York.
Six thousand matching black, silver and blue bicycles will hit the streets of London on Friday as the city officially launches its ambitious public bike sharing scheme.
CNN's Zain Verjee and Charles Hodson try out London's new bike for hire system.
France's First Lady is seen shooting scenes for the upcoming film, Paris In Midnight
Ten years after 113 people died when a Concorde jet crashed into a hotel outside Paris, local officials say the country's government has not done enough to protect people living near the airport.
Thousands of travelers in France were stranded after lightning shut down a main train station on Saturday, the first day of the summer holiday for students.
â¢ While boyfriend, (not fiancÃ©), Bradley Cooper talked A-Team with journalists in Paris on Monday, RenÃ©e Zellweger took off - on foot! Sporting headphones, the actress went for a late-afternoon run along the scenic Seine River, heading from the tony Avenue Montaigne to the Eiffel Tower and back. The night before, Zellweger and Cooper joined Kate Hudson and her rumored new beau, musician Matt Bellamy, for dinner at a tiny French bistro.
PARIS -- The thing I love most about this city is its indifferent personality, particularly when it comes to hosting out-of-towners. Where other places bend over backwards to be at a visitor's beckon call, Paris hisses "get it yourself."
Hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators, throwing rocks and beer bottles, fought police Monday night in an attempt to reach the Israeli Embassy in Paris.
Thieves steel five famous paintings worth millions of dollars from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.
Interpol has issued a global alert for a Picasso painting and four other works stolen from a Paris art museum -- a sign that authorities believe thieves may have taken the paintings outside the country.
Five paintings, including a Matisse and a Picasso, were stolen overnight from a Paris museum, the Paris mayor's office said Thursday.
A disruptive passenger caused Delta Air Lines to divert an Atlanta, Georgia-bound flight to Bangor, Maine.
â¢ In the midst of a European promotional tour, Selena Gomez still made time for a little sightseeing. After her midnight flight from Madrid, the teen star was up at 9 a.m., and enjoyed a stroll through Paris. She stopped into the neighborhood CafÃ© Castel for croissants with her mother, then headed over to the Eiffel Tower's gardens where she was recognized by fans who requested photos and autographs.
As long as humans have inched closer to the heavens, they have sought to document the view below. From up high, patterns emerge from landscapes and neighborhoods. Things hidden are revealed.
Mixing an abundance of cultural treasures and national pride, France is spiffing up its sights and museums from the Rhine to the Pyrenees. Of course, the biggest news is in Paris, where 2010 brings important changes that smart travelers will want to know about.
After reuniting with her father over the weekend, Angelina Jolie continues work on her upcoming film
When Wilguerre Jocelyn left Haiti for Paris 18 months ago in search of a better life, his mother kissed him goodbye and told him to look after himself.
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives advice on how to deal with difficult times in Haiti.
Take more trains and fewer planes. That's what Sarah Kendrew pledged to herself a few years ago. An astronomer at the Netherlands' Leiden Observatory, she travels frequently to nearby countries on business -- and prefers to not leave vapor trails in the sky when doing so.
The City of Light shines year-round, but Paris has a special appeal in winter. Sure, the weather can be cold and rainy (the average high in January is 43 degrees), but if you dress in layers, you'll keep warm and easily deal with temperature changes as you go from cold streets to heated museums and cafes.
Severe winter weather continued its stranglehold on Europe as travelers battled heavy snow, airlines canceled flights and motorists were left stranded.
Eurostar says its train service will reopen Tuesday, after severe weather in France disrupted service.
Former French President Jacques Chirac has been placed under investigation for allegations stemming from his time as mayor of Paris, his office said Friday.
â¢ After arriving from London on the last Eurostar train of the evening, Janet Jackson was spotted walking around Paris the following day hand-in-hand with a male pal in Les Halles. The singer took four friends to lunch at L'Epi d'Or, next door to the Christian Louboutin boutique. According to an eyewitness, Jackson and her group spent about two hours chatting animatedly at their table. Then she and her crew stopped by the HermÃ¨s flagship store where Jackson posed for pictures with staffers.
Many savvy travelers tunnel their way through Europe's big cities by subway, popping up from below like gophers on a golf course. True, subways are a cheap and efficient way to get around. But by staying street level on public buses and trams, you get amazing views and the chance to really cozy up to a city. And it still gets you where you want to go, for cheap.
â¢ Mariah Carey may be in Paris to promote her new album, but the diva didn't neglect her husband Nick Cannon. Before an intimate late-night supper at brasserie Le Boeuf sur le Toit, the duo drove across the city, stopping their limo on the Champ de Mars long enough to snap pictures of themselves outside the Eiffel Tower.
One of the most well known wine cellers in the world is about to sell off some of its stock. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.
One of the most extensive wine cellars in the world is about to sell off thousands of items from its prized collection -- allowing buyers to own a piece of bottled history.
Europe is investing in its infrastructure, and travelers know the results are breathtaking. With the English Channel tunnel, trains speed from Big Ben to the Eiffel Tower in about 2.5 hours. You zip under the English Channel in 20 minutes ... looking out the window for fish.
I'm on the eve of a quick tourist trip to Paris, and I leave in a perplexed frame of mind. How can it be that a major European capital has only one big soccer team? And even Paris Saint-Germain, founded in 1970, is a recent arrival, with little tradition.
After a private Mediterranean cruise with 12 pals that sailed from August 12 through 16 along the French Riviera, Leonardo DiCaprio got an early jump on Labor Day by going back to work Monday in Paris for his latest movie, "Inception," directed by "Dark Knight's" Christopher Nolan and which started shooting in London last month.
The star is in Paris to shoot Inception for Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan