Cycling the trail: la Loire à vélo

Vélo Visits: Top Destinations on the 2016 Tour de France Route

Angers: France’s greenest city (2016 Tour de France, Stage 3) With direct flights from London and a journey time of just over an hour, Angers is now easier than ever to get to. Billed as the number one French city for...
Easter festival in Aix-en-Provence

Music Concerts in Provence: The Easter Festival of Aix-en-Provence

The pedigree of an international music festival is generally measured in decades, but the young Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence, now in its 4th edition, is already establishing itself as a leading classical conclave....
Ensemble San Francisco performing at Le Festival, June 19, 2015

Le Festival of French Classical Music at Alliance Française Silicon Valley

The 3rd edition of Le Festival of French Classical Music will be presented by the Alliance Française Silicon Valley (AFSCV) this May. Concerts will feature baroque music from 17th century France on the first night,...
Le Balcon, Paris

Le Balcon: The Restaurant at the Philharmonie de Paris

Whatever you think of Jean Nouvel’s science fiction-inspired architecture, the recently-opened, €1-billion Philharmonie de Paris in the 19th arrondissement’s Villette quartier has completely changed the geography of the city for music-lovers. Now that the much...

Charles Aznavour, “France’s Frank Sinatra,” at the Palais des Sports

At the age of 91, with the recent release of his 51st album, Encores, French-Armenian singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour is showing no signs of slowing down. To coincide with his latest opus, the godfather of...

Don Giovanni: Open-Air Opera in Paris

Summer is well and truly here so make the most of it with a memorable evening of opera under the stars. A sumptuous production of Don Giovanni, as part of the annual Opéra en...
West Side Story

What’s On in Paris: West Side Story Ciné-Concert

Ciné-concerts, featuring a live performance of a movie’s score while it’s playing on the big screen, are currently riding a wave of popularity in Paris, with Lord of the Rings, Billy Elliot and Gladiator...

Philharmonie de Paris: The City’s New Concert & Exhibition Space

France Today attended the grand inauguration of the Jean Nouvel-designed venue.

Evenings Out in Paris: Jazz at the Philharmonie

A special night at the city's sleek new music hall.

What’s on in Paris: The Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

One of the world's top orchestras arrives in the City of Light.