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Top Trips for Women in France

When considering where to go and what to do in France your choices add up to an embarrassment of riches. While France is one of the safer countries it’s important when planning a trip...

12 Natural Wonders of the Cévennes

This extraordinary national park is bursting with peaks, gorges and caves Related articles: Into the Wild, Travels in the Cévennes What to See and Do in the Cévennes VALLÉE DE THINES The valley’s high passes and deep gorges...

Restaurant Reviews: Benoit in New York City

On a cold rainy afternoon in New York City this winter, I suddenly had a craving for the food of my adopted country, France. So I booked at Benoit, and told the friend I...

Femmes Résistantes: World War II’s Unsung Warriors

Lest we forget, the brave and dauntless resistance fighters of the Second World War counted among them numerous women, from all walks of life. Jennifer Ladonne looks at some of their stories. On a beautiful...

What to See and Do on the Channel Coast

From sandy beaches and historic towns to outdoor activities and gastronomic specialities Related article: Great Destinations, Time to Tune into the Channel Outdoors Pick up walking and cycling itineraries – and hire bikes or e-bikes – at...

My Life in Paris: A Night to Remember

Theodora and her sister pull an all-nighter with a difference in the City of Light It’s raining outside. And inside the ancient toilet is gurgling without refilling, despite all our jiggling of its rusty knob....

French Film Review: La Bonne Épouse, Directed by Martin Provost

Juliette Binoche gets to showcase her comedic talents in this goofy comedy about an old-fashioned housekeeping school for girls in the late 1960s. Directed by Martin Provost (his movie Séraphine won the 2009 César for...

O Brotherhood, Where Art Thou?

With their rich history and traditions, the mission of the confréries is to celebrate the passionate producers of ingredients and dishes all around the Hexagon. Justin Postlethwaite reports One Saturday morning in high summer a...
Clement Street and Arguello Boulevard

Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Clement Street and Arguello Blvd

Sometimes the carrefours of France in San Francisco are a surprise. Hidden, subtle, with no historical French hints, but there is an esprit if one looks for the clues. The corner of Clement Street and...

What to See and Do in the Cévennes

Renowned for its natural splendours, the Cévennes is also host to beautiful villages, fascinating museums and more Related article: Into the Wild, Travels in the Cévennes GARD  Le Train à Vapeur (steam train) Discover the beautiful landscapes and...