Exclusive Excerpt: “Chanel, The Enigma” by Isabelle Fiemeyer

Chanel burst into fashion the way you burst into literature. She began with a stroke of genius, at Étienne Balsan’s estate in Lacroix-Saint-Ouen, when she abruptly took up the fabric like a poet embarking on poetry. Throughout her life Chanel considered...

French Painting: 3 Great Art Exhibitions this Spring

We zoom in on the work of some of the most skilled French artists, showcased in excellent exhibitions this spring in France. RAOUL DUFY (EVIAN) The exhibition Raoul Dufy, le Bonheur de Vivre (the Happiness of Being Alive) celebrates the ease,...
Eguisheim is famous for its Christmas market

Top Things to Do and See in Alsace

Presenting some popular activities, attractions and places to visit in Alsace, at all times of the year in the region. CHRISTMAS MARKETS Come December, every Alsatian village opens its Christmas market, an enchanting tradition begun in 1570 with Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik,...

Just Say It’s Monsieur Vélo: Why I Live in Annecy

“Là je suis bien, je vois clair, il y a de l’air." -- Paul Cézanne It was good to be up high. It was good to breathe the fresh air perched atop Sainte Victoire overlooking the plains leading...

Intimate Tours of the Most Beautiful Regions of France: Book now and save $500*!

At France Today we’ve been inspiring our readers in all aspects of French culture for three decades. Our long love affair with France has resulted in literally thousands of articles, exploring the milieu that...
Route de Citeaux

Retail Therapy: How Would You Spend €1,000 in Burgundy?

Spring in Burgundy always takes me by surprise. The landscape appears to wake up from hibernation overnight. Suddenly the sky is sighing with swallows and butterflies, vines stretch out their tendrils, and the colza fields light up in...
Abbaye Saint Pierre

France Holiday Ideas: The Heritage of Moissac

Boasting one of France’s most striking buildings and a monument to the benefits of eating grapes, Moissac in the Tarn-et-Garonne is a must-see for those with an interest in French history... UVARIUM One of the more unusual places...
Languedoc vineyards

Francophile Favourites: Alison Judge of Vin & Company Wine Tours

What was your first French experience? The ubiquitous French exchange when I was 14. I went first to my host’s home in Paris. She seemed quite mature (she was a year older than me, but then I...
Château de Berne

Time with Wine: Château de Berne Rosé, When Summer Never Ends

An art gallery curator once gave me some surprising but sound advice. As I was on the verge of meandering around an enormous exhibition, prepared to study each painting with diligence, he said: “Ignore the ones that you don’t...

The 2017 Michelin Travel Guide Collection

☆☆☆ Highly Recommended ☆☆ Recommended ☆Interesting Since Michelin first published guides in 1901, our collection has concentrated on helping travellers find the most beautiful natural sites, providing comprehensive background information and great restaurants and hotels....