Nice, France

A Flâneur in Old Nice

Whether I turn left or right in Vieux Nice I get lost. No matter that I’ve walked throughout its labyrinthine lanes, browsing the shops and dining at most of the restaurants in this ‘village’ within a city. Its...

Top 5 Films with Alain Delon

Although Delon never shed his sex-symbol image, he also portrayed some strong, compelling characters.

Top 5 French Musicals

French filmmakers aren't known for musical comedy, but there are a few films in which song and dance play starring roles

Provence on Screen: Top 5 Films

Movies which showcase the sun-kissed French region in all of its fragrant glory.
Vincent Cassel in "Partisan"

French Cinema: Profile of Actor Vincent Cassel

Three things make Vincent Cassel stand out from his French cinematic contemporaries. First, there’s his remarkable versatility – the effortless ease with which he can switch between portraying unnervingly menacing (borderline) lunatics (see La Haine, Black Swan and...
Musician-turned-actress Soko plays Loie Fuller in La Danseuse

La Danseuse: American Icons of La Belle Époque

A film by Stéphanie Di Giusto charts the lives of Loie Fuller and Isadora Duncan, two American girls who found friendship, fame and fortune in turn-of-the-century Paris. Talk about unlikely. When Midwesterner Loie Fuller – later to become a world-renowned Belle Époque...
Cafe de la Paix

Retail Therapy: How Would You Spend €1,000 in Paris?

Pirouetting straight to the point, I’ve always dreamed of becoming a prima donna in a bigwig corps de ballet (not said in a Zelda Fitzgerald sort of way!). So I’ve choreographed a decadent day...
Catherine Deneuve in "Indochine"

French Film: Top 5 Catherine Deneuve Movies

LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON Belle de Jour (1967), Belle de Jour If a ‘belle de nuit’ is a lady of the night, then you can guess what a ‘Belle de Jour’ gets up to in the afternoon. Such is the premise for Buñuel’s 1967...

French Cinema: Profile of Star Actor Alain Delon

Inspectors Clouseau and Gadget famously sported beige trench coats as they went about their sleuthing business, but both slide into raincoat obscurity when compared to Alain Delon’s moody Mackintosh-wearer Corey in Jean-Pierre Melville’s 1970 elaborate heist classic Le...
La Tête dans les Olives

5 Unmissable Hidden Gems in Paris

La tête dans les olives – An Evening to Remember I have the good fortune to get to Paris a few times a year and if it’s not August, I’m plotting to get an evening...