Carla Bruni at L’Olympia

The former First Lady in concert in March.

My France Favourites: Sophia van Woensel-Mose

Trading life in the fast lane as a corporate lawyer in London for la belle vie en Provence.

For Sale: A Charming Stone Cottage in Brittany

This delightful stone cottage makes a perfect vacation bolt-hole. The property is set inland, but it still provides easy access to the coast and, in particular, the picturesque stretch of coastline which is often...

The Paris of Victor Hugo

Treading in the footsteps of France's most published author...

Straying off the Art Path on the Riviera

Driving through the Mougins area recently, a friend pointed out Picasso’s house and studio now renovated as a private residence. My friend had managed to see it before it had sold and remembered seeing the...

Swan Lake & Romeo and Juliet

For a handful of dates only, the Saint Petersburg Ballet Theatre will grace the stage of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, one of Paris’s most stunning auditoriums, presenting two iconic works: Swan Lake and Romeo...

Parisian Walkways: The Butte-aux-Cailles

This quartier in the 13th arrondissement has a village atmosphere and a host of local shops worth seeking out.

My Kitchen Inspiration

An excerpt and recipe from an award-winning blogger's cookbook.

Lazare: Chef Eric Frechon’s New Paris Restaurant

It was a chilly, grey day when I hopped on the metro line 14 for Gare Saint-Lazare. It was the unlikely setting for a meal I had been giddily anticipating for weeks. Eric Frechon,...

A New Look, and Restaurant, for La Grande Epicerie de Paris

After 18 months of renovation work, La Grande Epicerie de Paris unveiled its dramatic makeover on December 9. Le Bon Marché’s famous gourmet food hall has long been a Left Bank institution and one...