10 Great Movies Set in Paris

Paris has long attracted filmmakers and why not? The beauty of Paris makes any movie better! And when you add in glamorous movie stars like Audrey Hepburn and Alain Delon back in the 1960s...

My Life in Paris: A Touch of Reine Fall

Theadora and pal struggle to stay upright as they follow in the footsteps of Marie Antoinette There is nothing I can do. Deep in the groves at Versailles, Beth has slipped and is sliding head...

On Écoute: Jeanne Added

Between her ’80s-style synth, English lyrics and peroxide-blonde crop, Jeanne Added stands out from the crowd...which is exactly why she was named Female Artist of 2019. Every year since 1985, the Victoires de la Musique...

Did You Know? Art Facts on Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and More

Beating the odds With no command of spelling and reluctant to speak, Auguste Rodin had a tough time at school, preferring to draw or mould clay instead. The odds were stacked against him, having failed...

On Écoute: Alain Souchon

Evergreen, ever wistful chanteur rides on. Award-winning Alain Souchon, performing in his trademark skinny black tie with shirt unbuttoned at the neck, is in no danger of declining in popularity. Casablanca-born and raised in Paris, diminutive...
Paul Cézanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire

From Turner to Tissot: Must-See Exhibitions in France

Arts correspondent Sylvia Davis selects the newest and most intriguing exhibitions and collections to visit right now Cézanne and the Italians at the Marmottan Although Cézanne never visited Italy, he was strongly influenced from the outset...

Le Dernier Mot: Exit Strategy

Party all night or absquatulate? Kristin schools us in the art of taking French leave The first time I did a so-called ‘French leave’ was by accident. At 12 years old, I snuck out of...
The Mystery of Henri Pick / Le Mystère Henri Pick (2019). Sacramento French Film Festival 2020

Sacramento French Film Festival Goes Virtual

The Sacramento French Film Festival (SFFF) promotion materials often claim, “My life is a French Movie.” Illustrations are symbols of France from the Eiffel Tower as the stiletto heel on a red soled Louboutin...

On Écoute: Charles Aznavour

Perhaps France’s greatest ever singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour sang of love, but also of nostalgia and the tragedy of lost youth. Here we revisit a musical master. Born to a French-Armenian family in Paris in 1924, Charles...
Father's day, France Today

Father’s Day is Right Around the Corner…

It was Mother's Day in France on Sunday 7th June, and Father’s Day is right around the corner. This year the parents in our lives are especially worthy of our appreciation, after entertaining the...