Live from Aix 2010: Alceste

This article is the second in a series on the 2010 Aix festival. Read the other articles in our Culture section. The second night of the Aix Festival belonged to Véronique Gens. The reed-slender, ethereally beautiful...

Clément Sangria

Serves 6 750 ml of fruity red wine or fruity white wine 1/2 cup Clément Créole Shrubb 1/2 cup Clément V.S.O.P Rum 2 bay leaves 1 orange, sliced into rounds 1 pear and or apple cored and cut into thin...

Frenchie

I'm not keen on the silly name Frenchie—for some reason the French insist that English-speakers call them Frenchies although, while living in both the UK and the US, I've heard the French called many...

Islamic Art: Resplendent at the Louvre

The long-awaited new galleries of the Louvre dedicated to the arts of Islam offer a brilliant show.

Vivant

Before I extol the aptly named Vivant, the new bistrot à vin of able and friendly restaurateur Pierre Jancou—founder of the very popular wine bar Racines—I’d warn you that it’s likely to be crowded...

Chablis: The Real Thing

Anyone who thinks that terroir does not matter has not tasted true Chablis. "Some tourists tell me that they love Chablis, but hate Chardonnay," says Alain Marcuello, communications manager for Chablis producer William Fèvre. Like...

Nîmes: L’Imprévu

Just steps from the Maison Carrée, a Roman temple that is one of the most beautiful and best preserved ancient buildings in Europe, the new bistrot L’Imprévu is run by a crew that formerly...

Miró en son Jardin

The traditional big summer/fall show at the Maeght Foundation, this year devoted to one of the 20th-century art dealer Aimé Maeght's star artists and closest friends, Joan Miró, with 250 paintings, drawings, watercolors, sculptures...

Nice: Hôtel Windsor

Hotels billed as "design experiences" often turn out to be rather soulless affairs, but Nice’s Hôtel Windsor—only a few blocks back from the Promenade des Anglais on the stunning Baie des Anges—is full of...

The Top 5 French Movies of 2008

A look back at the best French films of 2008