French Cinema: Profile of Actress Catherine Frot

The seventh time lucky Best Actress winner is living proof that ‘slow but steady wins the race’... Catherine Frot’s career could be summed up as ‘Good things come to those who wait’. And Lord knows...

Le Dernier Mot: La Génération Sandwich

Kristin Espinasse may have dreamed of an empty nest, but the universe had other plans... When my beau-père passed away two years ago, I knew it was a matter of time before my mother, now...

Rodin, Chagall, Michael: 5 Must-See Exhibits in France Right Now

Don’t miss these exhibitions in the capital and beyond. Arts correspondent Sylvia Davis picks five must-see expos. Michael Jackson: On the Wall The ‘King of Pop’ inspired artists such as Andy Warhol, Lorraine O’Grady and...

The Centenary of the Legendary Victorine Studios in Nice

As Nice prepares to celebrate the centenary of its "Little Hollywood", we look back on the Victorine Studios' tumultuous history... Jet-set glamour and tragedy with a soupçon of scandal, La Victorine's tangled history is worthy...

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...