Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal,

Evenings out in Paris: Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal

They come from different musical worlds; Mali’s Ballaké Sissoko is a master of the kora, a West African harp lute, while Frenchman Vincent Ségal is a renowned classical cellist. More than six years after collaborating on the critically acclaimed album Chamber Music, the duo have re-embraced their...

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...

Evenings out in Paris: Flamenco à la Villette

For three days only, you will be able to experience the spirit of Andalucia in the heart of Paris, when the energetic rhythms and unmistakable melodies of flamenco take centre stage at the Grande...

Marchés de Noël: Exploring France’s Finest Christmas Markets

Christmas is a magical season in France. Every town in the country shimmers under the glow of a thousand fairy lights, the warming scent of vin chaud and roasting chestnuts fills each street, and...

After Tomorrow with the French Consulate in San Francisco

What are you doing after tomorrow? It’s a simple enough question. Unless it’s being asked as part of After Tomorrow 2018+, an extensive, nine month-long series of events that explore the intertwined influence of art,...

Christmas in France: A Photo Tour from the Loire Valley to Alsace

It's the most wonderful time of year in France. From the historic Christmas markets in Alsace to the glorious chateaux of the Loire Valley, the country is showing off marvellous holiday decor. For those...
FIAC 2015

What’s on in Paris: 3 Contemporary Art Exhibitions this Autumn

The who’s who of the art world air-kisses on the aisles of the Grand Palais in October at the international contemporary art fair FIAC, one of the main art events of la rentrée culturelle (October 20-23)....

Festival Focus: Equestria in the Hautes-Pyrénées

The city of Tarbes, in south-western Frances’s stunning Hautes-Pyrénées département, boasts a time-hallowed equestrian tradition. This devotion reaches fever pitch for a few days every summer, during the Equestria festival. A far cry from...

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...
Lido de Paris

Lido de Paris: Bonheur

Celebrating its 10th birthday last year, this iconic cabaret revue shows no sign of losing steam.