tour de france

Taming the Beast: Mont Ventoux and the Tour de France 2021

Champion cyclists have lost their lives battling ‘The Beast’ Mont Ventoux and yet this year’s Tour de France challenges riders to make the ascent twice in one day. Steve Wartenberg reports. The 103rd Tour de...
EuroVision

Will French Singers Dominate Eurovision?

May 22 could be a red-letter date for the French language, because that’s when the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest will be announced. Two of the favourites — France and Switzerland — are both...
The Potato Eaters

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition Arrives in Los Angeles

Seen in Paris by over 2 million visitors, the immersive Van Gogh exhibit will make its West Coast premiere at a secret location in Los Angeles on May 27th. Experience art like never before... Spanning...

Adding French Joie de Vivre to Your Holidays

I think we are all ready to bid adieu to 2020! With no France trip this year, I have been perfectly content to bury my head in the sand and ride out the storm....
American Library Centennial Gala

American Library in Paris Centennial Gala

The American Library in Paris recently celebrated its Centennial Gala, an amazing testament to an institution that has withstood the test of time including two World Wars, the Depression, and now COVID-19. The American...

Biking in the Buff: Cyclonudista Arrives in France for the First Time

All eyes may be on the Tour de France now, but the city of Rennes witnessed a different kind of cycling event this past weekend. Running errands and shopping the marché on Saturday morning, les...
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Summer Breaks: Zen and Wellbeing in the Aisne Department

Do you feel like having a relaxing break not far away from the British border? Welcome to the Aisne département, located at less than 2 hours from Calais! The Aisne Tourism Board and its local tourist...

How to Celebrate 50 Years of Francophonie with Alliance Française USA

March is Francophonie Month, but the official celebration starts March 20, designated as International Francophonie Day. Because it’s the 50th year of feting this event, the Organization International de la Francophonie (OIF) will celebrate...
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Discover Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wines at a Fun Spring Event

  How would you like to taste some of the world’s greatest wines for a mere 10 euros? If that sounds appealing, then come to the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine fair, held this year from Friday, April...

Night of Ideas is a World Event but Very Local

Once a year, the Institut Français invites the world to Nuit des Idées or Night of Ideas. This is an annual all-night celebration of sharing ideas between cultures, disciplines, generations and countries. Its goal?...