Experience Arles: Les Rencontres de la photographie

I came to Arles this July for the opening of Les Rencontres de la Photographie, one of the world’s most prestigious photography festivals. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the festival. Founded in...

San Francisco Fetes 2019 Bastille Day as a French-American Day of Celebration

San Francisco first celebrated Bastille Day in 1880, the year that France established July 14 as the national holiday to honour the French Republic. Over the last 139 years, the French community in the...

A Sparkling Gala for the American Library in Paris

The American Library in Paris recently celebrated its Gala dinner at the Bibliothèque Clément Bayard of the Automobile Club of France. This sparkling soirée is one of the most significant fundraising events of the...

Watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is now taking place in France until July 7. All eyes are on France's footballeuses as they make their championship bid on home turf. Hopes of a double-whammy victory...

More than a Pit Stop: Le Mans and Europe’s Iconic Motor Race

Gillian Thornton zooms off to Le Mans to discover the legends behind Europe’s most iconic motor race and follow in the treadmarks of action hero Steve McQueen Late afternoon and my husband and I have...

French American Business Awards Highlight French Economic Success

The Sixth Annual French American Business Awards (FABA) ceremonies Host was Clara Bijl who calls herself an internationally-unknown French stand-up comedian from America. She balanced with humour the serious parts of the awards dinner,...

12 Iconic Renaissance Sites in the Loire Valley

As the cradle of the French Renaissance, the Val de Loire boasts a wealth of places to explore Related articles: Cradle of the Renaissance: A Celebration in the Loire Valley Things to See and Do in...
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Paper to Pixel: The International Biennale of Graphic Design in Chaumont

We venture off the beaten track into Eastern France to the capital of French graphic design, the city of Chaumont, as art centre Le Signe is holding the second edition of the exciting Biennial...

The Fête des Roses at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Every year for the last 10 years, rose lovers have been gathering at the Villa Ephrussi-de-Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to celebrate not only the queen of the flower kingdom, but also the woman behind the...

Essoyes à la Belle Epoque: Celebrating a Renoir Centenary

“For me there is no other village like it in the world. There I lived the most beautiful years of my childhood….”  Thus wrote the filmmaker Jean Renoir of his beloved Essoyes in his...