My Life in Paris: Pet Peeves Laid to Rest

Theadora traces the footsteps of a remarkable feminist who also championed pets’ rights After getting all Balzac from too much coffee, I begin to picture the scene. From my bench in the Jardin des Tuileries,...

Market Day in L’Isle sur la Sorgue: The Stuff Center of the World

Ever stop in front of a real estate office and fantasize about living in a foreign place? Best-selling author Mary-Lou Weisman and her husband dare to act on their dream of international living by...

Not Your Typical Classroom: Live and Learn en Provence

If you want to learn French, properly, you will need to put some work in, but, as Dominic Bliss discovered, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself at the same time This is not your...

In Vino Veritas: Gérard Bertrand, Languedoc’s Wine Pioneer

Former rugby player Gérard Bertrand employs innovative techniques on his vineyards. Mary Winston Nicklin met the man making fine wine in the Languedoc Seven o’clock on a Friday evening in September and the crowds outside...

Scents and Sensibility: Shopping for Bespoke Perfume in Paris

Two hundred years since Guerlain opened his first boutique in Paris, bespoke fragrances are making a monumental comeback. And you no longer have to be an empress to indulge, writes Jennifer Ladonne Almost two centuries...

Every Street Sign Tells a Story: A History Lesson in France

France’s streets and squares provide a unique history lesson for travellers. Gillian Thornton digs deeper into the French national identity Wandering round the historic centre of Chartres, map in hand, I stopped on the river...

Exclusive Excerpt: “(Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living” by Mark Greenside

Hitting bookstores this week, Mark Greenside's latest memoir continues the journey started in his first popular book, I’ll Never Be French. Two decades ago, Greenside bought a house in Brittany and the quirks of French...

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,...

Le Dernier Mot: A Passage to Corsica

Kristin Espinasse sets sail for the Isle of Beauty and navigates the pitfalls of on-board etiquette A friend recently messaged me explaining she was in the south of France and should she visit Corsica? Yes,...

Food for Thought: French Writers & the Pleasure of the Palate

“Cuisiner suppose une tête légère, un esprit généreux et un cœur large.” --Colette Hungry for just the right words, French writers have always been inspired by the pleasures of the palate. Here Lanie Goodman serves...