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Aerial view of Sète

5 Favourite Port Towns in France

Sète: A taste of the real Med Situated on the southern French coast between Montpellier and Béziers, Sète is a busy, bustling, working port in an unusual geographic setting. It resides on and around a single hill,...
Menton Lemon Festival

Winter Travel in France: Things to See and Do on the Riviera

A selection of activities and events for visitors of all ages! Related articles: The French Riviera in Winter Riviera Sightseeing: 12 Must-See Historic Places on the Côte d’Azur Where to Stay and Eat on the French...

Le Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain: The Circus of Tomorrow

Over four days in Paris, nations from all over the world will meet at a festival transcending cultures and generations, performing for you the greatest show on earth. Le Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain...

“Save Short Film If You Can”: The 29th International Short Film Festival

There’s no red carpet. The nicest hotel in town is the new Mercure, a chain going for €133 a night at the peak of the event. Film screenings are crowded and sometimes uncomfortable; many...

French Music Reviews: Christine & The Queens

While Nantes-born Héloïse Letissier, aka Christine and the Queens, has spent the majority of the last two years on an irresistible rise to pop superstardom in France, her star is only just starting to shoot outside of l’Hexagone. The belated release of her...
Cycling the trail: la Loire à vélo

Vélo Visits: Top Destinations on the 2016 Tour de France Route

Angers: France’s greenest city (2016 Tour de France, Stage 3) With direct flights from London and a journey time of just over an hour, Angers is now easier than ever to get to. Billed as the number one French city for...
Fête de la cerise

Cherry-Picking Time in Alsace

To find the juiciest fruits in July, all visitors of Alsace have to do is walk out the door. A quiet drive through the region's green countryside will take visitors past local cherry orchards,...

Why Go Now: Normandy’s Third Impressionist Festival

The theme for Normandy’s third Impressionist Festival, which runs for five months between April 16 and September 26, is Portraits. Its two previous events, held in 2010 and 2013, revolved around painting en plein air (outdoors) and water, both central...
La Cité du Vin

Bordeaux Fête le Vin – Bordeaux Wine Festival 2016

The famous Fête le Vin returns once again to the world favorite wine capital, Bordeaux. Running from June 23 - 26, this year's event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the festival, which is widely regarded...
saffron in the Lot

Saffron in France: Red Gold in the Lot

Saffron, a spice more expensive than gold, was once grown widely in France and exported in great quantities. Last century, after countries like India and Iran took over the trade and phylloxera had hit, hardly any saffron...