The fort of Bregancon perches high above the sea on a rocky promontory connected to the mainland by a causeway

The Fort of Brégançon: A Presidential Retreat

Sitting off the Mediterranean coast at Bormes-les-Mimosas in the Var, the iconic Fort of Brégançon is where French Presidents come to relax, entertain dignitaries or simply work in peace. It features in a new...
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French Film Review: Delicieux, Directed by Eric Besnard

France, at the dawn of the Revolution, the last giddy fling for the greedy and bewigged aristocrats before the world as they know it all comes tumbling down around them. Talented chef Pierre Manceron (Grégory...
The Vimy Memorial honours the 60,000 Canadian troops who gave their lives during the war

On the Remembrance Trail in France

The north of France has seen some of the greatest bloodshed ever known to man, not just on its battlefields but in its towns and villages, too, as two world wars ravaged the land...
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Book Review: Karl, No Regrets

Patrick Hourcade met Karl Lagerfeld in 1976, sparking a friendship that would last more than 20 years, strengthened by their shared passion for 18th-century art. Following his education in art history, Patrick Hourcade joined...
Les Arcs winter 2018

The Woman Who Democratised Skiing

Twenty-two years after her death, the influence of Charlotte Perriand, the design brains behind the modernist ski resort of Les Arcs, is as strong as ever. Dominic Bliss finds out why there are still...
Statue of Liberty and ellis Island

A Gift for the Ages: The Statue of Liberty

It is hard to describe the feeling of awe mixed with patriotic uplift that one gets when approaching the Statue of Liberty by boat. The approach by ferry from Battery Park to the Statue...
Denis Lavant as Silence in La Nuit des Rois

French Cinema: Profile of Actor Denis Lavant

His uniquely physical style and haunting performances have made this legendary actor one of France’s most extraordinary and unusual screen stars. When asked about casting Denis Lavant in the starring role of Holy Motors, director...
The Dior en Roses exhibition takes place until October 31 at Les Rhumbs villa in Granville

Exclusive Excerpt: Dior and Roses

Vincent Leret, the heritage manager at Christian Dior Parfums, takes us back to the designer’s Normandy childhood where his mother sparked his lifelong love of roses. Excerpted, with the publisher’s permission, from 'Dior and Roses'....
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French Film Review: La Boîte Noire, Directed by Yann Gozlan

When a brand new top-of-the-range aircraft crashes en route from Dubai to Paris, black box analyst Mathieu (Pierre Niney) is called in to discover the reason why. But the case is closed down by...
Inspired by 1920s female boxer Jeanne La Mar and a quick rerun of Rocky, Theadora decides to get match-fit

My Life in Paris: My New Regime is a Knockout

Columnist Theadora Brack decides it's time to get match-fit, just like Rocky Balboa I’m going to keep it real but not in a Kardashian clan sort of way: my father isn’t feeling so well lately,...