French Culture

Cycling at the Chateau de Chambord

What to See and Do Outside of Paris

Keen to explore the sites in the regions surrounding Paris? Foodie museums, hot air balloon...
Breton composer Yann Tiersen has enjoyed a long and successful career since his Amélie soundtrack triumphed back in 2001

On Écoute: Yann Tiersen

Composer for Amélie and much, much more... Hands up who loves the film Amélie (known to...
Berthe Morisot’s 1894 painting of her daughter, entitled ‘Julie Rêveuse’ (‘Julie Daydreaming’)

La Culture: Julie Manet, Vivian Maier and More Art in Paris

Sylvia Edwards Davis picks a treasure trove of not-to-miss events in the French capital Ode to...
Cinessance brings French cinema to anyone, anywhere, anytime

Cinessance: The New Video Platform to Stream French Movies

French movies are popular around the world, but they are not always easy to access....

Watch your new favourite shows and films in French for free with TV5MONDEplus

Calling all film & TV fans – and bonus if you want to learn/improve your...
Colette as photographed by Henri Manuel

In the Footsteps of Colette in France

A prolific writer, Colette had many homes and many loves during her life. Hazel Smith...

Accommodation in France

Cycling at the Chateau de Chambord

What to See and Do Outside of Paris

Keen to explore the sites in the regions surrounding Paris? Foodie museums, hot air balloon rides and garden festivals are just some of the...
Thanks to Airelles, you can, for the first time ever, stay at the Chateau de Versailles

Where to Stay and Eat Outside of Paris

Our choice of fabulous hotels and restaurants in the region around Paris. Related article: Day Trips from Paris: From Champagne Country to Artist Villages Accommodation Airelles Le...
There are plenty of fantastic local wines to try during your trip

Where to Stay and Eat in Languedoc-Roussillon

Here's our choice of great restaurants and accommodation in the traditional region of Languedoc-Roussillon. Related articles: You Can Have It All in Languedoc-Roussillon 12 Unmissable Sites...
The beautiful view from La Côte Saint Jacques et Spa (Photo La Côte Saint Jacques, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme)

Where to Stay and Eat in Burgundy in 2021

Our choice of hotels and restaurants to make your trip to Burgundy even more pleasurable. Related articles: Get Away from It All in Burgundy What to...
Canal du Midi © Occitanie tourism

12 Unmissable Sites in Languedoc-Roussillon

Our choice of must-see towns, monuments and other places of interest. Related article: You Can Have It All in Languedoc-Roussillon CANAL DU MIDI Many operators hire out...
An aerial view of Vannes, overlooking its fortified city walls and lawns with floral design

Explore Vannes: The Ideal Breton City

Quaint timbered buildings, modern shopping, bustling harbour cafés and stunning islands – Annaliza Davis explains why Vannes is the ideal Breton city. If you want...
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