It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day in France!

Today is the third Thursday of November and that can only mean on thing in France: Beaujolais Nouveau! Every year at this time the vin primeur is released to the market. Just a mere weeks ago...

Bonjour Monsieur Courbet

A not-to-miss exhibit in Basel highlights this pivotal figure in the art world.

Where to Buy Fromage in New York: The French Cheese Board

The new Manhattan store is hosting a slew of pop-up events and cheese tastings.

Art in Paris: Niki de Saint Phalle at the Grand Palais

One of the main art events of the season.

New in Paris: The Eiffel Tower’s Glass Floor

On Monday, October 6 Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo inaugurated the newly renovated premier étage of the Eiffel Tower. Suspended 57 metres above the ground, the first floor used to be overlooked by tourists, but...

Reviewed: Hotel Nice Excelsior on the Côte d’Azur

You tend to think of hotels near big city stations as falling into two categories: either budget back-packer hostels or else the once grand but now very tatty mansions left over from the great...

Where to Stay in Provence: Hostellerie Bérard & Spa, near Bandol

This is one of those places that just oozes charm. The setting is hard to beat – in the hilltop village of La Cadière d’Azur, overlooking the vineyards of Bandol, the family Bérard have...

Fall in Paris: Grape Harvest Festival in Montmartre

Celebrate the last remaining vineyard in Paris.

Day Trips from Paris: Jean Cocteau’s House in Milly-la-Forêt

As far as locations go, few could beat Jean Cocteau’s home which, from 1940 on, was at 36 rue de Montpensier. Living in the heart of Paris, above the gardens of the Palais Royal...

Ancient Paris: Looking for Lutetia

A tour of the City of Light, before they called it Paris.