Our Guide to Top Christmas Markets in France 2017

Sparkling lights, dazzling decorations, traditional delicacies (bredele biscuits, anyone?), the scent of roasting chestnuts and hot mulled wine wafting through the air... There's a reason so many travellers flock to France for the yuletide season....

What the FIAC? The Contemporary Art World Meets in Paris

Each year in October the smart set and the who's who of the art world answer the unmissable call of the Foire International d'Art Contemporaine, known as FIAC, in Paris. What happens in FIAC...

Food Festivals in France: Journées de la Gastronomie in Èze, Côte d’Azur

Every autumn the medieval town of Èze, on the Côte d’Azur, is the place to be for foodies. And this year promises to be no exception. From October 13 to 15 the pretty coastal...

Floating Worlds at La Biennale de Lyon

Lyon’s identity has been in no small part shaped by its relationship with water. This year the connection will be duly celebrated at the Biennale de Lyon, under the creative eye of guest curator...

American Club of The Riviera: Glam Dinner Dance at Grand Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat

Mark your calendars! The American Club of the Riviera-- one of the most active associations on the Cote d’Azur promoting the historic Franco-American friendship-- will be hosting their famous black-tie dinner dance on September 22....

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...