Night of Ideas is a World Event but Very Local

Once a year, the Institut Français has invited the world to Nuit des Idées or Night of Ideas. This is an annual all-night celebration of sharing ideas between cultures, disciplines, generations and countries. Its...

Interview with Vincent Lacoste: “I would love to meet Martin Scorsese”

At the age of 26, Vincent Lacoste is already a Cannes veteran. France Today's Lise Pedersen met him at Les Arcs Film Festival where his latest film “Mes jours de gloire” was premiered. He...

What to See and Do in Corsica

From wild country and outdoor sports to cathedrals and museums, there is plenty to keep holidaymakers busy Related article: Great Destinations, The Italian Influence on Corsica OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Boat trips There are boat trips of every kind on...

French Film Review: The Mystery of Henry Pick

Believe the hype: Bezançon's adaptation of David Foenkinos's bestseller is all it's cracked up to be. Meet Jean-Michel Rouche, a freshly-sacked book critic with a chip on his shoulder and too much time on...

Book Review: Chanel, The Making of a Collection

Little did journalist Laetitia Cénac and illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme imagine, when they swanned into Chanel’s fabled 31 Rue Cambon atelier in 2018, that they were witnessing the making of Karl Lagerfeld’s final Ready-to-Wear collection...

Eco Threads: French Clothing Brand FAGUO Plants Trees

There's nothing quite like splashing out on new apparel and saving the planet at the same time. With French clothing brand FAGUO, that's precisely what's on the table. Having celebrated their 10th year in...

What to See and Do in Ardèche

From the thrills of canoeing to exploring caverns to visiting historic châteaux, there's something for everyone Related articles: Ardèche: A World of Picture-Perfect Wonders 12 Unmissable Spots in Ardèche SPORTING CHALLENGES Head to Vallon-Pont-d’Arc for a huge choice...

The Louvre-Lens, France’s 3rd Most Visited Provincial Museum

How a former coal pit was transformed into France’s third most-visited provincial museum For nearly three centuries, the Pas-de-Calais Mining Basin was home to an industry so important it employed hundreds of thousands of people...

French Cinema: Profile of Actress Leïla Bekhti

She may not have had much faith in her odds but this hasn’t stopped the actress from grafting her way to the top. Gill Harris reports As a young woman working odd jobs in Paris,...

La Culture: The Art of War, How Artists Interpret Armed Conflict

Confronted with the most destructive times in history, artists interpret armed conflict through photography, painting, sculpture and film, and also in applied forms depicted in the artefacts of warfare. DEPARDON, MILITARY PHOTOGRAPHER Celebrated photographer Raymond Depardon...