French Culture

Review: The Midwife, Starring Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot

France Today reviews Martin Provost's new drama The Midwife, starring Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot   Claire...

San Francisco Celebrated the Original Bastille Day, and Kicked It Up in 2017

It wasn’t until 1880 that France officially chose July 14 as a national holiday to...

French Cinema: Profile of Award-winning Actress Sara Forestier

Plucked from anonymity by director Abdellatif Kechiche to play a hot-headed teen rapping the words of...

Let the Games Begin! Nice Jazz Festival Kicks Off With a Free Concert of Gospel Music

So fitting to start the Nice Jazz Festival with a tribute to the music that...

The Towns of the Drôme Provençale

The Drôme Provençale’s extraordinary wealth is in its authentic, unspoiled natural beauty, from breathtaking peaks, rivers...

Le Dernier Mot: Aching Bones and Sagging French

When my husband’s pal, Nicolas, invited us to une crémaillère to celebrate his move back to Marseille,...

Accommodation in France

Tiara Chateau Mont Royal Chantilly: A Charming 5-Star Hotel in the Chantilly Forest

The Chateau Mont Royal Chantilly is nestled in a haven of greenery just 40 km from Paris and 15 km from Charles de Gaulle...

Chateau de Floure: A Charming Hotel near Carcassone

A charming, privately-run hotel in Cathar Country, Chateau de Floure has been subtly transformed from an old Roman villa. Built on the Via Aquitania between...

Château le Bouïs: Stay in a Historic Wine Chateau in the South of France

Situated in the foothills of La Clape, a famous natural site, the Château Bouïs is ideally located between the sea and the vineyards. The...

The Luxury Wine Experience: An Inside Look at Bordeaux Wine Tours by Bernard Magrez

Looking to immerse yourself in the secrets of Bordeaux wine-making? We just returned from a trip to France, where we indulged in the Luxury...

Chateau Alexis de Tocqueville: Stay in one of Normandy’s Most Historic Houses

Welcome to Normandy, home of Alexis de Tocqueville, William the Conqueror, the landing beaches, The Mont Saint-Michel, the Bayeux tapestry and much more! The...

Settle for Nothing Less than a Life of Luxury, with ChicVillas!

A personalized boutique agency specializing in holiday cottages, luxury villas and chateaux, we pride ourselves on our first-hand knowledge of the villas we offer. By...
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