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...
Le Petit Trianon

5 Reasons to Visit the Château de Versailles, Europe’s Grandest Palace

King Louis XIV’s Grand Apartments, Chamber & the Galerie des Glaces Seven rooms make up The Sun King’s ‘Grand Apartments’ and, as you progress from one to the next, your jaw will drop ever lower at their opulence. The...
© Festival de Saint-Denis

Festival de Saint-Denis: A Magical Music Experience Just North of Paris

Just picture it: the Orchestre National de France and the Choir of Radio France at the culmination of the 2016 Saint-Denis Festival; those fortunate enough to have acquired tickets for the concert watch spellbound...
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,...
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....
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...

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.
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...