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Join a Live Bastille Day Celebration Barbecue on Lake Annecy

Live on Zoom, from Duingt, France, on the western shore of Lake Annecy, Master Chef Jean-Louis Gerin will be hosting a French barbecue demonstration in honour of Bastille Day. Attendez une minute. French barbecue? Chopped...
Ferme Garrabet

French Product Spotlight: Maison Berthe Guilhem

We have all heard of the Cleopatra-endorsed benefits of bathing in ass’s milk, but using goat’s milk as a base for soaps is less well known. Maison Berthe Guilhem, a family-run company in the...
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The French Adventures of James Bond

While the world awaits the new James Bond movie 'No Time To Die', Chloe Govan follows in the glamorous footsteps of 007 and his escapades across France. When the new Bond film was titled No...
Béatrice Bellon

Confessions of a World Jam Champion

Patrice Bertrand meets Béatrice Bellon, from the Ubaye Valley in the Mercantour National Park, who has been made a maître confiturier for her expertise in traditional jam-making. “Usually, when people make jam, they mix fruit...
Manet's Madame Manet Before and After

The Art of Conserving Paintings

Experts from the Norton Simon and J. Paul Getty museums in California share fascinating details about the conservation of three Édouard Manet paintings  We look at a piece of art and notice the painter’s brush...
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Chapeaux for all in Caussade

Northeast of Montauban, on the road to Cahors, the hat industry in Caussade employed more than 2,000 people during the 19th century. Among its specialities was the canotier style of straw boater, as worn...
Nantes

The City Sniffers: The Most Fragrant Towns in France

Take a perfumed tour of the Hexagon at these five spots Nantes Nantes is set to acquire its own signature perfume in 2020. In a bid to capture the city’s unique essence, three professional ‘noses’ will...

Worth its Salt: A Trip to Salies-de-Béarn

Get your fix of ‘white gold’ in France’s capitale du sel, Salies-de-Béarn Nothing enhances a good meal quite like a top-quality table salt produced in the time-honoured way. France is blessed with a number of...

In the Footsteps of Disney in France

Chloe Govan unveils the truth about an icon and discovers the secret French roots of one of the world’s best-known brands The founding father of one of the most famous American brands of all time,...

A Very Northern Christmas: Explore the Prettiest and Quirkiest Marchés de Noël

AWESOME ARRAS Big, bright and beautiful, Arras hosts one of the most popular Christmas markets in France. The cobbled Grand’Place, with its backdrop of fabulous Flemish baroque façades, is covered with a festive red...