My Meudon: Explore the Town Just Outside Paris

I am an American who has lived in France for many years as a naturalized citizen. I would like to tell you about my hometown called Meudon-- situated 15 minutes on the RER C...

The Best of the New in Paris

Paris is a city in constant flux, says Jennifer Ladonne. There are new shops, restaurants and bars opening all the time, not to mention concert halls, museums and art galleries... Whether you’re a regular visitor...

Calvados in Normandy: Tales from the Parisian Riviera

Famous for its cider and its eponymously named eau-de-vie, this is William the Conqueror’s birthplace and where the Allies landed in 1944. Marion Sauvebois discovers a département where the locals have become the self-appointed...

Essoyes, Summer Home of the Renoirs, Welcomes Visitors

For the people of Essoyes, a village in southern Champagne, the Year of Renoir, which was celebrated last year, capped years of planning, hard work, and determined effort that culminated in the opening of...

La Culture: 3 Ways to Discover Picasso Right Now in France

There is so much still to discover about the fascinating work of this prolific artist. Here, a trio of stand-out exhibitions dedicated to Pablo Picasso at three different venues in France. GUERNICA Following the 80th anniversary...

Three Cheers for Calvados: Discover the New Calvados Experience in Normandy

Marion Sauvebois sneaks a peek at the shiny new Calvados Experience, the first centre dedicated to Normandy’s tipple of choice “Not what you imagined?” grins Marie-Anne Saloux, one of the masterminds behind the Calvados Experience,...

La Culture: Modern Couples at Centre Pompidou-Metz

What does it mean to be a 'creative couple'? When working in tandem, who should the birth of a masterpiece be attributed to? Dedicated to iconic duos such as Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar...

Cradle of History: Must-Visit National Monuments in Western France

From the world’s largest megalithic site to fairy-tale châteaux and historic dungeons, Marion Sauvebois rounds up this summer’s must-visit National Monuments in western France LES ALIGNEMENTS DE CARNAC Is it a ruined prehistoric temple? An ancient...

JR Artist: Changing the World with the Power of Paper and Glue

A former graffiti artist turned photographer and Oscar-nominated film-maker, JR defies description. Lanie Goodman met the elusive Frenchman behind the mysterious initials Known exclusively by his pseudonym initials, JR may be one of today’s most...

Memorial Day: First World War Commemorative Events in the Aisne

This year marks the centennial of the end of the Great War. It is the culmination of a period during which the world has remembered the horrors of 1914-1918 and the many millions who...