French Culture

Great Destinations: Île-de-France, Haunt of Kings and Artists

There is more to Île-de-France than just Paris. Proud Francilienne Marion Sauvebois ventures out of...

Things to See and Do Along the Languedoc Coast

Discover this beautiful coastline through its traditions, festivals, museums, tourist sites and cultural events Related articles:...

What the FIAC? The Contemporary Art World Meets in Paris

Each year in October the smart set and the who's who of the art world...

French Film Reviews: 120 Battements Par Minute (BPM, Beats Per Minute)

Robin Campillo’s 120 Battements Par Minute plunges us into the combat waged by Act Up Paris back...

Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures at the National Gallery, Washington DC

One of the most famous and prolific artists of eighteenth-century, Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) is known...

Chez le Coiffeur, At the Hair Salon: French Language & Etiquette

Françoise Giordano from FastTrackFrench.com heads down to the hair salon to freshen up her do,...

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Where to Stay in Gascony: La Bastide en Gascogne

In the deep heart of Armagnac country we meander through seemingly endless lanes, where vineyards nestle with valleys of corn and oak plantations shade...

“Wwoofing” Kismet in the Cevennes Mountains of Southern France 

When my partner and I cast our proverbial net across the French farms listed on www.wwoof.net, fate intervened by matching us with just the...

Lofty Heights: Exploring Luberon’s Charming Perched Villages

Jennifer Ladonne grabs her backpack and heads for the region’s hilltop hotspots to discover the gems lying off the main tourist routes. Don't think there...

Where to Stay and Eat Along the Languedoc Coast

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about (until now) Related articles: Just Say “Oc”: Exploring the...

Château de Hautefort: An Enchanting Castle in the Dordogne

The elegant Château de Hautefort sits atop a rolling green hill, offering superlative views of the Lourde and Beuze valleys in the Dordogne. The...

Where to Stay and Eat in Burgundy

The best hotels and restaurants in the region, plus some well-kept local secrets. Related feature article: A Complete Guide to Burgundy: Venture Beyond the Vineyards TOP...
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