French Culture

Unmissable Autumn Exhibits in Paris

Impressionists in London ‘Impressionists in London, Artists in Exile 1870-1904’ at the Petit Palais charts the...

Marie-Antoinette’s Secret Versailles Hideaway (Re)opens its Doors

Left to rack and ruin for the best part of two centuries, the Maison de...

Divine Restoration: Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Oldest Church in Paris

Halfway through a major five-year restoration, the Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés – the oldest church in Paris...

Ryding High: A Look at French Golf as the Ryder Cup Heads to France

As the Ryder Cup heads to France for the first time in the competition’s history,...

Marking the Centenary of the First World War in the Aisne

This year marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. Numerous commemorative...

Nicolas de Staël in Provence: capturing the dazzle of southern light

In 1953, when Russian-born artist Nicolas de Stael set up his atelier in Ménerbes, inside...

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Favorite Restaurants and Hotels in Alsace

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about Related articles: Great Wine Destinations: Alsace 12 Iconic Wine...

Where to Stay and Eat in Gironde

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, including some more unusual spots from fairy tale castles to tree cabins... Related articles: Raise a Glass to Gironde 12...

Where Stars Slumber: A Duo of Barrière Hotels

In search of ultimate luxury, Marion Sauvebois tests the (spa) waters at the freshly-renovated Le Fouquet's in Paris and Le Normandy in Deauville and...

12 Châteaux You Must Visit in Bordeaux Wine Country

You can’t move in Gironde without coming face to face with a château. Here is a selection of a few worth visiting Related article: Great...

Where to Eat in Dordogne: Hotel de Bouilhac, near Lascaux IV

When Lascaux IV and the International Centre for Cave Art opened on the edge of tiny Montignac in the Périgord Noir in Dordogne in...

Abbaye de Valmagne: CRT Occitanie

Close to Sète, near the pond of Thau, this abbey is a poem in stone in the Lord’s vineyard. One of the best preserved...
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