Magic Moments in Paris: Daisy de Plume, Founder of THATMuse

Treasure hunt organiser Daisy de Plume recalls a short but magical jaunt with her son Strangely, my Paris magic moment was in fact really just a mundane work chore in the 8th arrondissement. At the...

My France Favourites: Hazel Smith

France Today magazine is proud to have an expert team of contributors, whose knowledge of France is vast and inspiring. In a series of interviews highlighting “France Favourites,” we shine the spotlight on our team....

My Life in Paris: Montmartre, Movies and Machine Guns

From film props to gun-toting soldiers, Montmartre is full of surprises... The sky is electric blue and the air is chilly. Propped up against a rock wall near Brassaï’s 285 steps on rue Foyatier, I...

Loire Valley Vineyards: Merrymaking Days at the Château du Petit Thouars

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry. It’s not the family motto of the Count and Countess du Petit Thouars, but it is the motto of their forthcoming full-day events, called “Merrymaking Days”, being held over the summer...

My France Favourites: Dominic Bliss

France Today magazine is proud to have an expert team of contributors, whose knowledge of France is vast and inspiring. In a series of interviews highlighting "France Favourites," we shine the spotlight on our...

The Sweet Life in Paris: A New Generation of Pâtisseries

Ever since Pierre Hermé’s audacious flavour pairings ushered in a new era in French desserts, Paris has proved fertile ground for a new generation of creative pastry chefs eager to make their mark. The Paris-based...

Back to School on the Riviera: Institut de Français in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Eighty students, 19 nationalities, and 8 hours a day of intensive French language instruction – these are only a few of the factors that have drawn diplomats, politicians, and Francophiles (like me) from around...

Le Dernier Mot: Sirène Again!

Thanks to her hubby, fish-out-of-water Kristin Espinasse rediscovers the joys of swimming As a child growing up in the Arizona desert I never missed an opportunity to swim. A broken limb could not keep me...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Véron, A Quieter Part of Montmartre

Back in 1929, Édith Piaf was still known as Édith Giovanna Gassion. Then 14 years old, the future chanteuse spent her days following her father around France with his touring acrobatic act. But La...

Magic Moments in Paris: On the Trail of the Elusive Street Artist Samuel H

I suppose to really know Samuel H. you first have to know boulevard Soult in the 12th arrondissement. Part of the inner ring that circles Paris, it is a no man’s land between the...