Paris of the Pacific: San Francisco Holds French Focused Heritage Day

The promotional flyer for the upcoming San Francisco Heritage Day 2017 announces: “Once upon a time, the French community in San Francisco…” Historian Dr. Claudine Chalmers completes the sentence in her own way: “…was so large and...

Dedicated to Women, Fraternité & the Rebirth of a City: The Nice Jazz Festival

“The French are the most sophisticated listeners of jazz I’ve seen,” says legendary jazz bassist, Christian McBride, when asked what distinguished French audiences. “Remember that the first jazz festival in the world was in...

San Francisco Celebrated the Original Bastille Day, and Kicked It Up in 2017

It wasn’t until 1880 that France officially chose July 14 as a national holiday to honour the French Republic. That was 91 years after Parisians stormed Bastille Prison, a turning point in the French...

Banyuls-sur-Mer: Our Favourite Harvest Festival in France (and how you can be part of...

With France’s history and culture so firmly rooted in agriculture, the harvest season is perhaps the most magical time to visit the country. It is a time of celebration: when bountiful crops ripened over...

France Holiday Ideas: The Charms of Langres in Champagne-Ardenne

This charming fortified hilltop town in the Haute-Marne department of the Champagne-Ardenne has ancient history and modern thrills in equal abundance. Here's what we love. ACTION-PACKED SUMMER Langres boasts a packed – and eclectic– summer calendar; and this...

The Bridge 2017: Queen Mary 2 Arrives in New York

Cunard's Queen Mary 2 has beaten four trimarans in a Transatlantic race like to no other to celebrate a century of Franco-American relations. The iconic ocean liner docked in New York on Saturday, July...

The Bridge 2017: A Historic Transatlantic Race Starring Queen Mary 2

It is a race like no other in history. Four intrepid teams of sailors commanding state-of-the-art trimarans have set out across the North Atlantic in a bid to beat the matriarchal monarch of the seas...

The Top Art Fair in The World: Notes from Art Basel

Year on year contemporary art fairs around the world are gaining in following and success, but there is one that stands head and shoulders above the rest: Art Basel.  If you are travelling around...

Passion & Lumière: The Nice Jazz Festival 2017

It’s always a perfect time to visit the blue, blue Côte d’Azur, but this July offers a special treat – the return of the Nice Jazz Festival, which will take place in this ever...

Top Things to See and Do in Normandy

We highlight some of the more popular activities, attractions and places to visit in the Normandy region. Related articles: Great Travel Destinations, Normandy for Everyone Top 12 Iconic Sites of Normandy Where to Stay and Eat in...