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...

Exclusive Excerpt: “Are We French Yet? Keith & Val’s Adventures in Provence”

Editor's note: Following his bestseller One Sip at a Time, Keith Van Sickle is back with another fun and amusing read. "Are We French Yet?" charts Val and Keith's adventures as they quit their...

Women in Wine: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in France

In what has always been a male-dominated industry, a new breed of vigneronne is finally emerging – and conquering the world of winemaking one domaine at a time. Patrice Bertrand meets the influential Femmes...

Le Dernier Mot: War on Waste in La Ciotat

Litter on the beach affects everybody. Kristin Espinasse joins the clear-up effort... Here in La Ciotat a citizens’ initiative to clean up our beaches is turning heads. Le Déchet Zéro & Co. meet on Wednesdays...

A Winter Wonderland in Le Touquet

Le Touquet – Paris by the sea. If it’s good enough for the Macrons… Just a 2 hr, 30-minute ride from Gare du Nord (pack a snack for the train from L'Etoile, Thierry Marx’s bistro)...

Le Dernier Mot: Naked Ambition

A visit to a nudist’s paradise is no big deal – right? Kristin Espinasse reveals all... While renovating our home in La Ciotat, my husband and I decided to escape the dusty chaos by heading...

My Life in Paris: Blooming Lovely!

Flower power drives Theadora to find some truly unusual receptacles for her floral displays When now? Who now? Kirsten Dunst, that’s who! And just like that, my musician friend Sandrine crushes our final round of...

A Passion for Picnics and Entertaining: An Excerpt from “Everyday Monet”

The magic of Claude Monet's garden comes to life in a new book called Everyday Monet: A Giverny-Inspired Gardening and Lifestyle Guide to Living Your Best Impressionist Life. Within this visually stunning book, Monet expert...

My Life in Paris: Totes, Crests and… Balls!

Columnist Theadora Brack has a Catherine de’ Medici moment in a Paris department store Thanks to a pair of new patent-leather bluchers with waffled, tri-coloured wedges, blisters are on my mind and my mind is...