The Fête du Citron: The 2019 Lemon Festival in Menton

When life gives you lemons... ...why, stack them up into a jumbo replica of the Taj Mahal, of course. That's Menton's MO anyway. It's fair to say last year's Bollywood-themed Fête du Citron reached brave new...

Carnival in France: Our Favourite Fêtes from Nice to Annecy

Ready to party like it's 1269? From the Alps to Languedoc, France has plenty of carnivals to rival Venice's masked whoopee... NICE Nope, your eyes don't deceive you. The 2018 Nice Carnaval kicked off its high-octane...

Pétanque: Life in the Slow Lane

It’s as Provençal as cicadas and pastis, but this variation of the ancient game of bowls is now played far beyond France’s borders and is even bidding for Olympic status. Dominic Bliss explains its...

10 Reasons to Visit Lyon

Hailed as France’s ‘Capital of Gastronomy’ and blessed with a raft of historic landmarks and Roman sites, the birthplace of cinema has plenty to satisfy both rumbling tummies and hungry minds... B IS FOR BOUCHONS Unique...

In at the Deep End: Gilles Lellouche, Director of “Le Grand Bain”

Gilles Lellouche’s splashy debut, Le Grand Bain, made waves at the Cannes Film Festival. The actor-turned-director tells Lanie Goodman getting behind the camera was life-changing For all his good looks, Gilles Lellouche doesn’t quite fit...

Discover the Chateau de Fontainebleau, the House of Kings

Louis XIV came to Fontainebleau to escape the pressures of Versailles and Napoleon chose it over any palace in France. His “true house of kings” still has no equal, writes Jennifer Ladonne Only 43 miles...

My Life in Paris: Because She Cancan

Theadora Brack whips out her feather boa and shimmies off to the Moulin Rouge By now I know the drill. After presenting my press credentials, the security bouncers spin me down the Moulin Rouge’s red-carpeted...

Exclusive Excerpt: “Are We French Yet? Keith & Val’s Adventures in Provence”

Editor's note: Following his bestseller One Sip at a Time, Keith Van Sickle is back with another fun and amusing read. "Are We French Yet?" charts Val and Keith's adventures as they quit their...

Women in Wine: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in France

In what has always been a male-dominated industry, a new breed of vigneronne is finally emerging – and conquering the world of winemaking one domaine at a time. Patrice Bertrand meets the influential Femmes...

Life is a Cabaret: Discover the World of Parisian Cabaret

Welcome to the world of Parisian cabaret. From political satire to feminist empowerment, Chloe Govan explains why this centuries-old art form, as sparklingly sexy as it may be, is very much ahead of the...