Exploring the Gardens of the Côte d’Azur France

The sun-kissed Côte d’Azur, with its vast array of public and private gardens to enjoy, is France’s go-to region all year round, especially for green-fingered visitors with a passion for exploring horticultural wonders under...

Adding French Joie de Vivre to Your Holidays

I think we are all ready to bid adieu to 2020! With no France trip this year, I have been perfectly content to bury my head in the sand and ride out the storm....

Strasbourg, the City Which Gave France its National Anthem

Gillian Thornton discovers the turbulent past and vibrant present of the UNESCO-listed city of Strasbourg For the city which gave France its national anthem, Strasbourg has had something of a rocky ride across the centuries....

France Today Holiday Gift Guide 2020

It’s been quite a year. Following the grim impact of the coronavirus pandemic around the world, we’re counting down the days until 2021 (and feeling optimistic about the potential vaccine). But first: Christmas! Even...

Le Dernier Mot: COVID Greeting, One Elbow or Two?

To bise, or not to bise? Kristin finds the traditional French greeting just got trickier Heading out for une soirée in nearby Cassis, I paused to recite the doormat drill – you know, that mental...
Château de Pau

5 Must-See Sites in Pau

Active sorts, sports fans, history buffs and galloping gourmets alike will find Pau has plenty to offer. Here’s our pick of what not to miss... Château de Pau This huge château has been a royal seat,...

La Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin: Bacchanalia in Burgundy

Beaune, located in the heart of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or region and celebrated for its vineyards, brings a twinkle to the eyes of wine enthusiasts. It is also famed as the seat for La Confrérie...

Virtual Tourism: France at your Fingertips

For frustrated Francophiles unable to visit France is there any joy to be found in the much-hyped world of virtual travel? Guy Hibbert investigates For the last decade we travellers have been taking advantage of...

Discover Pau, the Belle-Epoque Playground with Pyrenees Views

Dominic Bliss discovers ‘the most beautiful view of the Earth’ as this Belle-Époque playground enters a second golden age If you’re one of those tourists who doesn’t like to stick out like a sore thumb,...
Frederic Jung

Interview with Frédéric Jung, the New Consul General of France in San Francisco

Before Frédéric Jung and his family arrived in San Francisco, he sang songs about the location of his new Consul General assignment with his two young daughters to help get them excited about the...