Fécos during one of the Carnaval’s afternoon parades

Top French Festivals: Carnaval de Limoux

Mark your calendars for this Occitan celebration in the sunny region of Languedoc-Roussillon.

Top 7 Films by Claude Chabrol

French cinema lost another pioneer of the New Wave with the death of the 80-year-old Claude Chabrol in September.

Unique Travel Experiences in France: Le Palais Idéal South of Lyon

With a sense of wonder I approached Le Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval (The Ideal Palace of the Postman Cheval). It's not your typical tourist mecca, but well worth the drive to search it...

Handcrafted Dinnerware by Muriel Grateau

Luxurious porcelain plates and handblown glassware that's all made to order.

Chanel’s Métiers d’Art

As haute couture recedes as even a remote possibility for the vast majority of women, the interest it inspires has never been greater. Witness the blockbuster crowds in New York that mobbed the Metropolitan...

Champagne Country Fetes “the Year of Renoir”: Visit the Artist’s Home in Essoyes

He was born in Limoges, spent most of his life in Paris, and died in Cagnes-sur-Mer, in Provence: but in the latter part of his life Pierre-Auguste Renoir spent long, happy periods of time...
The lovely open square of Saint-Quentin

Hidden History: Explore Aisne in Picardy

Turning my car uphill towards the lofty town of Laon, my immediate reaction is to look up. The town stretches along a narrow limestone ridge that curves in a dramatic horseshoe above the rich farmland of eastern Picardy, and the road...

Interview with French Ballet Star Yannick Lebrun

In French, it is called: Je ne sais quoi. In English, it is called: The “It” Factor. Regardless of language and phrasing, French Guiana native and star dancer Yannick Lebrun has it. He’s got that...

Lancel Daligramme Collection

Their sizzling love story began at the beach in Cadaqués, Spain, when Salvador Dalí first spied Gala Eluard—at the time the wife of fellow surrealist Paul Eluard. Throughout his life, Gala remained Dalí’s muse...

Damir Doma

Damir Doma’s ravishing new Paris boutique—his first and only dedicated shop—is the most exciting opening in Paris this fall. Set in a courtyard (shared with Comme des Garçons) on the rue du Faubourg Saint...