French Cinema: Profile of Award-Winning Actor Omar Sy

He made history as the first black man to win Best Actor at the César film awards. Now, Omar Sy is conquering Hollywood, one line at a time... You may not know him by name...

5 Reasons to Fall for the Touraine Province in the Loire Valley

Historic province and heart of castle country in the Loire Valley, Touraine is a region shaped by beautiful gardens, rich cuisine and, of course, numerous châteaux... A GARDENER'S PARADISE From the sweeping, manicured jardins of its...

Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor at The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

This fall, the Norton Simon Museum presents “Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor”. Edgar Degas, renowned for his impressionist paintings, was also a groundbreaking sculptor. He enjoyed capturing female dancers and experimented with unusual angles...

Shows to See Now: Get Your Contemporary Art Fix in France

There's plenty of contemporary art to get inspired about this autumn JAPANORAMA The Pompidou Metz explores 50 years of Japanese contemporary artistic creation, from fashion and Manga to visual arts, entertainment and music. Many exhibits have...

Gateway to Mont-Saint-Michel: All Roads Lead to Pontorson

Scroll back to the year 1030, when Norman war bands set up camp on the River Couesnon, and you’ll find the beginnings of the gateway town of Pontorson, so-named after the Norman leader, Monsieur...

Things to See and Do in Île-de-France

Not-to-be-missed events, historic sites to explore, plus arts, culture and plenty for the family to enjoy Related articles: Great Destinations: Île-de-France, Haunt of Kings and Artists 12 Most Iconic Châteaux of Île-de-France Where to Stay...

A New WWI Memorial at Hartmannswillerkopf

The peak of Hartmannswillerkopf in the Vosges was the stage of some of the most brutal clashes between German and French forces during WWI, earning it the grisly moniker of ‘man-eating mountain’. The summit...

Art in Paris: The Alchemy of Gauguin at the Grand Palais

As one of the major artists of the 19th century and pioneer of modern art, Paul Gauguin needs no introduction. Or does he? There is much yet to discover about his technique and aesthetic. Gauguin...

Picardy at Peace

A frequent battleground through the centuries, modern Picardy combines tranquil countryside, historic towns and unique heritage. Gillian Thornton explores this fascinating region. Early morning in the historic heart of Amiens and from my hotel room...

Recipes by Best-Selling Food Author Trish Deseine

Delicious, simple, and easy-to-prepare recipes are my hallmark. With four children, life got busy, fast. I simply didn't have time to spend hours in the kitchen, mastering complicated techniques with hi-tech equipment. I learned...