Saint-Tropez Style: K Jacques

From classic leather sandals to crystal-studded heels, K Jacques has been crafting fine sandals since 1933.

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...

Clever Cocottes

When Francis Staub took over his family's cookware business in Alsace, he took it one step further, designing his own cocotte.

The Santons of Provence: A History

In Provence the holiday season belongs to the colorful world of santons—santous or santoùos in Provençal, “little saints” to the rest of us. A wrinkle, the shining dot of an eye, a graceful pose,...
Historic Carcassonne and vineyards

Taste the Terroir: The Fruits of the Sud de France

From Camargue to the Pyrénées, from the Lozère highlands to the Côte Vermeille by way of the Piémont and the plains of the Languedoc, Languedoc-Roussillon is a wonderfully diverse region to explore. It has six majestic World Heritage sites...
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...

Mauboussin: Engaging Name Game

Since president Alain Nemarq took over the French luxury jeweler Mauboussin, the company has established a tradition of giving irresistibly charming names to its special collections. A few recent favorites: Trop Fou de Toi...

The Taj Mahal of France

A stunning monument built for love.

Christmas in Paris: The Champs-Elysées Lights Are On!

The festive holiday season has officially opened in Paris. On Thursday, November 20, Mayor Anne Hidalgo and French actor Omar Sy switched on the lights to the popular Champs-Elysées illuminations. Replacing the “rings” of...

Paris Day Trips: The Famous Chartres Light Show

29 sites, including the Cathedral, illuminated with colourful lighting and spectacular effects.