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...

Check out Rachel Cobb’s Gorgeous Photos in “Mistral, the Legendary Wind of Provence”

There is something mythical about the mistral wind-- the strong, northwesterly blast that funnels down the Rhône Valley and sweeps across southern France. It creates the climate, and it's part of Provençal culture. Renowned...

My Life in Paris: Going Down in Style

After a close call, Theadora Brack goes the shelter-chic route and plumps for trendy bolsters I'm at Fran’s place, watching her cat while she’s away, and have just settled in for the evening when the...

Thirst for Knowledge: Wine Immersion Experiences in France

Jeffrey T Iverson reveals the top intensive classes for those who want to be able to do more than navigate the crisp whites and robust reds in their local wine shop, including a luxury...

Le Dernier Mot: Inside Job

An unlatched portillon opens the floodgates of Kristin Espinasse’s overactive imagination Returning home from my morning walk, I noticed my mom pacing in the garden. “Kristi,” she said. “The front gate was open.” The two...

5 Reasons to Visit Château Du Clos Lucé

In the heart of the Loire Valley in Amboise lies the Château du Clos Lucé, the last residence (from 1516 – 1519) of Leonardo da Vinci. Step inside and meet one of the greatest...

The Lot-et-Garonne: One of the Best Kept Secrets in France

The Lot-et-Garonne department in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region of Southwest France has been described as "the France that you always hoped existed but could never quite find". It's idyllic; a paradise. I looked over at...

Interview with Janet Hulstrand, Author of “Demystifying the French”

Travelling to France and baffled by the cultural code? Keen for insights even as a long-time expatriate? Pick up a new book by Janet Hulstrand-- writer, editor, writing coach, teacher, and France Today contributor--...

Restaurant Reviews: Le BE at Miramar La Cigale in Brittany

The French have a wonderful cure for the happy excesses of the holidays or a general bout of winter podginess, which is a session of thalassotherapy. For the uninitiated, thalassotherapy is a series of...

Le Dernier Mot: La Génération Sandwich

Kristin Espinasse may have dreamed of an empty nest, but the universe had other plans... When my beau-père passed away two years ago, I knew it was a matter of time before my mother, now...