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My Life in Paris: A Herbalist Remedy

Rain starts spattering the pavement in Place de Clichy as I arrive, sans parapluie, panting from the mad dash down the hill from Montmartre-Abbesses. I rap-a-tap-tap not so gently on the locked mustard-coloured door, desperately seeking a divine...

Double the Fun in the Two Charentes

If you’re seeking la France profonde, with great weather, endless sandy beaches, and plenty for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike, you need look no further than Charente and Charente-Maritime, says Guy Hibbert. Having owned...

Things to See and Do in Champagne and the Ardennes

A combination of cosmopolitan cities and isolated countryside means there’s no shortage of experiences in this delightful region. Related articles: Great French Destinations: Champagne and the Ardennes 12 Best Outdoor Activities in Champagne and the...

The Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Hayes and Gough/Octavia

During the 1849-50s Gold Rush, many French came to San Francisco to find their fortune.  It was San Francisco that grew rich with the addition of French culture, and that continuing influence is seen...

Little Black Book: My France Favourites by Martha Sessums

France Today ambassador Martha Sessums shares her favourite addresses in France A PLACE TO STAY There’s a hotel in downtown Beaune that makes you feel like you’re living there. Winery owners remodelled this ex-home/stable into a hotel with elegant rooms, breakfast and...

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...

Andy Feehan, An American Artist in France

Andy Feehan is an American artist who was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas (Houston) and earned an MFA from the University of North Texas (Denton)....

Take a Quiz: 10 Classic French Cars

Test your knowledge of the Hexagone's most iconic vehicles.

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...
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Le Dernier Mot: An Internet Pause in Provence

Now is a time to sit and listen. I try to ignore the temptation to go upstairs and work on the computer. Email can wait. So can senseless surfing. This is where I need to be: facing my belle-mère,...