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How UNESCO Preserves the Rich Tapestry of Life

It’s not only natural wonders and man-made monuments that are given the protection of UNESCO – the organisation’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage is just as vital. But what exactly does it entail? Jennifer...
Auch, historic centre

12 Essential Visits in Gers in 2021

Our choice of must-see towns, monuments and other places of interest in Gers. Related article: Step Back in Time in Gers AUCH Capital of Gascony and now an Art & History Town, Auch is listed by UNESCO...
Mont Saint Michel bay walk group

What to See and Do in Normandy in 2021

As well as the famous D-day beaches, there are outdoor adventures, festivals galore and beautiful villages in Normandy. Related article: The Timeless Charms of Normandy, What’s New in 2021 WAR AND PEACE The British Normandy Memorial at...
Fashion show

An Exhibition Dedicated to Brussels Designers in Belgium’s Capital

Belgian fashion is a major phenomenon on the international scene... But did you know that Brussels is a hotbed for fashion? Through the talent of 32 designers, a new exhibition called Brussels Touch features this...
bastilledayweek

Bastille Day Becomes Bastille Week in the San Francisco Bay Area

The Comité Officiel Bastille Day celebration that is usually held at San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza along the Embarcadero cannot be held this year because events that attract 7,000+ attendees aren’t currently allowed due...
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...