France: The Peninsula Paris

From its dazzling gilded decor to the stellar spa and palatial bedrooms, this five-star is the pinnacle of hotel luxury – there’s even a vintage Rolls Royce on offer to guests. What better way to explore the streets of Paris, asks Andy Morris

The new global fashion hotlist

From bespoke tailoring in Tokyo to the world’s most coveted T-shirt in San Francisco, Andy Morris investigates the people and places you need to know if you really want to stand out sartorially

Seven of the best inner city music festivals

Combine a city break with one of these European music festivals and get the best of both worlds. Louise Raffa selects her favourites

Interview: Christine & the Queens’ Héloïse Letissier

To mark her appearance on the cover of High Life – for our ‘New Europe’ issue – we asked Héloïse about Michael Jackson at Disneyland, dressing in Jean Paul Gaultier and a more gender-fluid side to the City Of Lights

60 second interview: George Clooney

From Kentucky to Darfur via Lake Como, George Clooney talks travel

The world’s ugliest (but most compelling) tourist attractions

For every swoon and snap garnered by the Taj Mahal and Niagara Falls, there’s a less attractive tourist site failing to get the recognition it deserves. Ben Groundwater rounds-up eight not-so-pretty places requiring a second look…

The ultimate guide to Paris’ 20 arrondissements

As we mark 125 years since the death of Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann, the iconic town planner who redesigned Paris, Lizzy Wilkinson shares her guide to the 20 districts that make up the city’s illustrious centre

The man who created Paris

His city plan for the french capital was so successful, he froze paris in time – but why was Haussmann so controversial?

Place your bids: High Life’s charity auction 2015

The second High Life annual charity auction is packed with luxe and money-can’t-buy experiences, from meeting Jonathan Ross at his chat show to hanging out with Team Sky in Italy. All lots start from just £50 — so what are you waiting for?

Time travel: star of the skies

We rummage through the British Airways archive to find out what was taking off in the world of aviation way back when. This month, a look back at one of BA’s most iconic planes, the Lockhead TriStar

Raymond Blanc: my life in travel

Our favourite French chef Raymond Blanc reveals how he travels when he’s away from Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford

Paris: Hotel Lumen

Moments from the Metro, museums and must-visit designer boutiques, Katie Gatens make this compact-but-cool hotel her base to explore the City of Light

Five hotels for fashion lovers

Bed down in style at these haute hotels around the world

The most magnificent places in the world to read a book

From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to the Cuban literary haunt of Ernest Hemingway, here are the world’s best spots for bibliophiles to indulge in a spot of reading

Six of the world’s best experimental restaurants

With more top chefs taking a scientific approach to cooking, food and travel writer Fiona Dunlop reveals the establishments that are leading the way in the cutting-edge food movement

France: Prince de Galles, Paris

It might be pricey, but for a one-off blow out, fashionistas looking for a spot of retail therapy will love this A-list hotel’s stylish interiors and easy access to the Golden Triangle’s designer boutiques, says Laury Smith

Nine of the world’s most curious eateries

Joe Warwick, author of ‘Where Chefs Eat’ — the cult book that reveals where chefs dine on their days off — looks at the most curious, unexpected and far-flung restaurants that have been voted for by chefs

On the road with... Mark Ronson

The producer and DJ on his musical inspirations, discovering Paris with his wife and chocolate-hurling fans

Now, new, next: Costly concert halls

Richard Mellor reports on the growing trend for music venues with blockbuster budgets

10 of the best vegetarian restaurants in Paris

As she releases her book Vegetarian Paris, writer Aurelia d'Andrea picks ten of the best restaurants for herbivores in the City of Light

Five things to do in Paris when it's sunny

It's a city of indoor pursuits — museums, galleries, world-class shopping — but summer offers a chance to enjoy the very landscape of Paris and some of its simplest pleasures, says Lucy Thackray

Six surprising family destinations

Who knew that Paris could be a great place to take toddlers? That Tokyo is top for tots? Or that Tel Aviv is the perfect holiday hang-out for teens? Emily Payne brings you six trips all over the globe, re-imagined for family travel

New hotels in Paris

Richard Mellor reports on the flurry of cool new hotels that have been opening in Paris

Open-jaw travel: Charles de Gaulle to Orly

Simon Calder weaves a route through Paris, starting from Charles de Gaulle airport and ending at Orly

20 of the world's coolest shops

If Fashion Week wasn't enough to satisfy your couture cravings, Harriet Walker sources the best burgeoning boutiques and full-on empires

Restaurant review: Eclectic, Paris

With a Tom Dixon-designed interior, Eclectic serves up simple fare and show-stopping design all day long, says Rooksana Hossenally

Romantic Paris: off the beaten track

It's a Paris city break, but not as you know it. If you've already enjoyed the Eiffel Tower, lingered at the Louvre and marvelled at the Moulin Rouge, you may need to delight your amour with something new. Lucy Thackray offers some inspiration

Trend: Blobitechture

Blobitecture is the name for the growing architectural trend for eye-catching and right angle-free buildings

Walking the world

A new report by The Ramblers walking charity and Macmillan Cancer Support says that walking for 20 minutes a day could save 37,000 people a year in the UK from dying prematurely of cancer, heart disease and strokes. But how to keep those walks interesting? Here are a few ideas from around the world:

A guide to shopping in Paris

A fashion hub with designer flagship stores and cool boutiques, there is something for everybody in Paris. Here are some of the stores that should be on the list for any stylish visit

Restaurant review: Le Dorcia, Paris

Breaking the mould when it comes to Parisian brasseries, Le Dorcia serves up a delectable menu that surprises and delights in equal measures, says Rooksana Hossenally

Paris: Le Royal Monceau - Raffles

Two Michelin-starred restaurants, a fabulous location and quirky touches galore, the Royal Monceau, Paris, effortlessly combines the latest luxuries with classic style, says Kate Chambers

12 of the best city news tweeters across the globe

A new group of Twitter users are chronicling the latest events from the world's most exciting cities — in 140 characters or less. Lucy Thackray follows some of the best

Masculine vs feminine hotel style

As hyper-masculine hotel Belgraves establishes itself in London, other hotels around the world are appealing to the female traveller. But should they be choosing sides? By Mark Jones

Paris: new plans for the Seine's waterfront

Paris, the city that famously never changes, is transforming its riverside with the Berges de Paris project. Simon Calder walks the waterfront

Restaurant review: Miss Ko, Paris

With its flurry of Asian-French fusion cuisine and ultra-funky interior, Miss Kō will appeal to a younger crowd — but its food will appeal to all, says Rooksana Hossenally

The rise of hip hotel group Mama Shelter

Discovered the hotel group that has more bed for your buck? Rooksana Hossenally looks at its five-step recipe for world domination

10 of the world's slowest cities

With a more laid back workforce and flexibility on what 'late' means (we're looking at you, Dubai), these cities move at a calmer pace

Fast and slow cities

Which cities are super speedy and which are more laid-back? Nick Curtis has the results of the High Life survey...

Bold new food ideas by innovative chefs

Meet the chefs cooking up a new style of cuisine in Barcelona, Girona, Chicago and Paris

Five of Europe's most stylish shops (and shopkeepers)

Meet the fashionable faces behind five of the best shops in Milan, London, Paris and Naples. By Ianthe Butt

Three unexpected European style icons

Europe's under-the-radar trendsetters include a graffiti artists, a historian and a Tumblr blogger

France's cities of culture: Paris vs Marseille

After stepping up to the mark as European Capital of Culture in 2013, can feisty Marseille give sophisticated Paris a run for its money?

To Fly, To Serve: Mark Tazzioli, British Airways' Menu Design Manager

Each month, we talk to a BA employee who helps to ensure your flight runs smoothly

Six of the best Parisian patisseries

Sybil Kapoor hails Parisian pâtisseries — the flamboyant fashionistas of the food world

Letter from Paris

I'm spending the Olympic Games here in my flat near the Eiffel Tower. And since, after 12 years, we still haven't got round to getting our television set hooked up to the satellite, I'll only find out in the old-fashioned way who wins what and how many world records are set: by reading 
Le Monde and Le Figaro

Paris: Pavillon de la Reine Hotel Spa

Housed in one of the prettiest squares in Paris, a visit to the Spa at the Pavillon de la Reine makes an ideal start to an evening out, says Olivia Palamountain

Top five galleries and museums in Paris

Paris boasts some of the world's best art museums and galleries. Katherine Spenley takes a tour of five of the most popular

Paris: La Maison Champs Elysees

Its location is unbeatable, style breathtaking and comfort levels off the scale. The unique La Maison Champs Elysées, says Lucy King, is just what you want from a weekend in Paris

Five of the best hotel CDs

So many hotels have a soundtrack, but some are infinitely better than others. Mark Jones listens in on the best CDs in the genre

AA Gill: Why I love Paris

Petit déjeuner, Sartre and gamine girls – AA Gill reveals why he fell for the French capital

Alain Ducasse: my favourite restaurants in Paris

With 19 Michelin stars and 27 restaurants, Alain Ducasse knows a thing or two about fine dining. As his new book on Paris cuisine is published, he reveals a few of his favourite hot spots

Paris: David Sedaris

David Sedaris finds unexpected inspiration in the City of Light, courtesy of rude waiters and auction houses