The lady with her Phrygian cap, embodying the ideals of Reason and Liberty, has been the symbol of France since the 1848 Revolution.

Lindry: Les Grès

With charming old towns like Sens, Joigny and Auxerre to discover, and a beautiful landscape of farms, forests and vineyards, the Yonne, the northernmost département of Burgundy, has long been one of my favorite...

Creme caramel

3 slightly beaten egg yolks 2 slightly beaten eggs1/3 c. sugar1-2/3 c. milk1/2 tsp. vanilla1/3 c. sugarWhipped creamStrawberries In bowl combine first 3 ingredients; stir in milk and vanilla. Set aside. In a heavy skillet stir 1/3...

Undiscovered Auvergne

It's a surprise that the Auvergne region in central France is still largely undiscovered.

We’ve Always Had Paris…and Provence

In their shared memoir, We've Always Had Paris...and Provence, published in 2008, Patricia and Walter Wells offer "a scrapbook of our life in France" where they have lived for the past 28 years, Walter...

French Cycling Holiday Vocab

Ever been up crap-creek without a bike pump? Cycling holidays can be a nightmare if you aren't prepared. It can be even worse with language barriers. Read and print out our useful list, which...

Ducasse Class

The plain facade on the rue de Ranelagh gives no hint of the beautifully designed Ecole de Cuisine within.


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La Bohème

Don't miss it! Giacomo Puccini's ever-popular melodrama comes to the Opéra Bastille in a realistic staging by Jonathan Miller, with tenors Stefano Secco and Massimo Giordano alternating as Rodolfo, sopranos Tamar Iveri and Inva Mula...

Electric Eclectic

The Venturi eclectic Concept Car was one of the big surprises of the Paris Automobile Show of 2006—an energy-autonomous electric vehicle, the first of its kind. Designed by Sacha Lakic for the Monaco-based company...