Un Dîner Lyrique

This beats singing for your supper – let others do it instead! At Bel Canto, where arias meet the art of gastronomy, you’ll be serenaded by a quartet of opera singers as you dine....

A Fairytale Christmas at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Just 35 miles southeast of Paris, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a masterpiece of 17th century architecture and garden design, itself the original model for the Palace of Versailles. The story has gone down...

KOOZÅ- Cirque du Soleil

Step right up, step right up; the circus is in town! Cirque du Soleil rolls into Paris for one month only with a magnificent spectacle, Koozå, that combines two grand circus traditions: acrobatic performance...

The Renaissance and the Dream at Musée du Luxembourg

The exhibition La Renaissance et le Rêve explores the mythical importance of this golden age, from the 15th to the 17th century, within the context of man’s departure from the constraints of the physical,...

Tis the Season: Christmas Markets in Strasbourg

The yuletide season has officially kicked off in Alsace, where the famous marchés de Noël can melt even the hardest of (cold Scrooge) hearts. Dating from 1570, the Strasbourg Christmas market is officially the...

Le Dernier Mot: Tresser

Aunt Marie-Françoise explains that “the time to pick the lavender is now, while it is fresh,” as I follow her over to the scented driveway, where purple flowers mingle with rosemary in one long...

For Sale in Languedoc: The Master’s House

Located in a hamlet between Uzès and Nîmes, this impressive maison de maître (master’s house) has been renovated to an impeccably high standard. Laid out in a horseshoe shape, around a beautifully manicured courtyard...

Designer Philippe Starck Unveils Hybrid Bikes for Bordeaux

Peugeot is manufacturing the new electric bike, called the Pibal.

My Life in Provence: Aquae Sextia vs Massalia

The Aix-Marseille rivalry goes back a mere two millennia.

Chef Thierry Marx Opens École de Boulangerie in Paris

Thierry Marx, the king of molecular gastronomy and judge on Top Chef France, has opened an école de boulangerie in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. What’s so extraordinary about this baking school is its...