French Culture

Frantz: François Ozon’s Latest Film to Feature at Sundance Festival

Acclaimed director François Ozon (Potiche, Swimming Pool, 8 Women) heads into new territory yet again...
Johannes Vermeer, The Milkmaid

Vermeer at the Louvre: Dispelling the Myth of the “Sphinx of Delft”

Johannes Vermeer produced a relatively limited number of paintings, which only goes to make them all the...
Shoppers in the Galerie Véro-Dodat

Parisian Walkways: Galerie Véro-Dodat, An Historic Covered Passage

The passage couvert, these glass-roofed shopping arcades which flourished in early 19th-century Paris, owed their success in part...

French Film Reviews: Staying Vertical, Directed by Alain Guiraudie

Director Alain Guiraudie’s follow-up to his superb thriller Stranger by the Lake caused a buzz at Cannes...

French Film Reviews: Up for Love, Starring Jean Dujardin

Artist star Jean Dujardin owns one of the smarmiest grins in French cinema, and his character in this...

A Weekend’s Punting and Pampering in Brière

Vast, ominous clouds linger stubbornly in the sky, but Valentin, the hulking, tattooed captain aboard our chaland...

Accommodation in France

Puttin’ on the Ritz: The Story Behind the Legendary Paris Hotel

It has a history as rich and famous as some of its star guests and residents, yet it has also fallen on hard times, and...

Domaine de Ribaute in the Languedoc: Holiday Rentals

In the heart of the Languedoc vineyards, the Domaine de Ribaute is a unique site surrounded by historical monuments and captivating architecture. This ancient...

Casa 9: Four Star Hotel in Thuir, Pyrénées-Orientales

Welcome to the catalan country … At the gateway to the Aspres, Casa 9 Hotel invites you to discover a land where art and...

Le Mas de l’Esperance: Luxury Guests Rooms Between Camargue & Cévennes

Along the back roads of Provence is a magical destination where every sense is awakened... Welcome to an oasis of harmony in the Gard region...

A Weekend’s Punting and Pampering in Brière

Vast, ominous clouds linger stubbornly in the sky, but Valentin, the hulking, tattooed captain aboard our chaland (a flat-bottomed, wooden boat) keeps his sunglasses on as he guides...

Where to Stay and Eat in Champagne and the Ardennes

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about. Related articles: Great French Destinations: Champagne and the...
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