Paris Pâtissiers Innovate for Valentine’s Day

If you happen to be in Paris- the world’s most romantic city- for Valentine’s Day, you may find yourself strolling along the Seine in unseasonably sunny weather, as this winter has been quite mild. Even...

God! This Place is Beautiful or the Amazing Story of Loc-Dieu

Off the beaten path in the Aveyron, discover a beautiful abbey.

Top Tastes: The White Wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon

These wines are always ahead of the game.

Made in France: The Opinel Knife Celebrates 125 Years

An exhibition of the 100 best-designed objects in the world, held at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 1985, placed the Opinel ‘No 8’ knife right up there with a Rolex and a Porsche....
The market in Aix-en-Provence

Market Day in Provence: The Vaucluse and Beyond

The time is 8:30 on a Thursday morning in mid-October. We are at the Vaison-la-Romaine market and a chill is in the air. Vendors bundled in woollen scarves warm their hands on steaming cups of coffee behind heaped...

Give the Gift of Star Light

Lolita Lempicka, Stella Cadente, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Paul Smith, Thierry Mugler, Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf, Lanvin, Cacharel, Xuly Bet — for the last five years a volunteer squadron of more than 60 fashion-world...

Striped Basque

Classic striped Basque tablecloths by Jean Vier have been staples of French country living since 1981

Golden Green Elixir

Like fine wines, olive oils also have their own individual characteristics, thanks to their terroir.

Poulet de Bresse: The Only French Chicken with AOC Status

Brillat-Savarin declared the poulet de Bresse "the queen of poultry and the poultry of kings."

An Imperial Oyster

A Best of France selection