Magic Moments: (Almost) Buying a Medieval Chapel in France

Ani Moriarty remembers the day she tried (and failed) to buy a medieval chapel Traces of a once-bustling life from centuries ago are easy to miss, except for the ruins left behind. And those can...
Menton Lemon Festival

Winter Travel in France: Things to See and Do on the Riviera

A selection of activities and events for visitors of all ages! Related articles: The French Riviera in Winter Riviera Sightseeing: 12 Must-See Historic Places on the Côte d’Azur Where to Stay and Eat on the French...

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,...

Le Dernier Mot: Le Sourire sur la Prairie

Thanks to Laura Ingalls Wilder, the kids and I are working on a new habitude: ‘The Smile’. It all began when a DVD box set was given to my daughter and, since then, the...
A market in Rennes

Things to See and Do in Brittany

A part of France and yet distinct, Brittany offers no shortage of novel experiences... Here's a sampling of favourites. Fest Noz To truly experience the real life of Brittany, you’ll have to find yourself a Fest Noz – a Breton...
Mimi Thorisson in "A Kitchen in France." Photography by Oddur Thorisson

An Exclusive Excerpt from Mimi Thorisson’s Book, A Kitchen in France

There is a ferry that sails south from the town of Royan, on the Atlantic Ocean, to Le Verdon at the northern tip of the Médoc peninsula. It is not a particularly charming ride...

New Beginnings in France: Trish Deseine’s Home in Le Perche

Torn between her native Ireland and her adopted France, Trish Deseine learns to follow her heart "I choose the rooms that I live in with care,” sang Leonard Cohen. And over the years my choices...

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...

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,...

10 Reasons to Visit Alpes de Haute-Provence

Bathed in sunshine 300 days a year and criss-crossed by lavender fields, the home of France’s own ‘Grand Canyon’ is an enchanting getaway... LAVENDER GALORE Perched 500m above sea level, the Valensole plateau is without a...