On Écoute: L’Indécis

Unwind with the chill-hop master For those unfamiliar with chill-hop, welcome to your initiation. C'est simple. Find a snug nook, slip on your best pair of headphones and sink into sensory bliss – this is...

On Écoute: Justice

A Look at France's Electro Dream Team Not a far cry from Daft Punk, Justice is, like their better-known predecessor, an electronic music duo hailing from Paris – and one of France's greatest exports from...

On Écoute: Stuck in the Sound

Cartoon astronauts and '90s heroes Let's begin with an origin story. Formed in Paris in 2002, indie rock band Stuck in the Sound is made up of four nostalgia-prone men in their 30s (ish): José...

On Écoute: Indochine

Celebrating the new-wave luminaries Most folk who grew up in the 1980s remember Indochine with the same misty-eyed sentiment. Hugely popular in their native France, and subsequently the rest of Europe, they remain well known...

On Écoute: Olivia Ruiz

We celebrate the charming chanteuse With her bright red lips and chocolate locks, Olivia Ruiz is instantly recognisable – a force of nature whose sultry, foot-stomping performances break out of the nouvelle chanson mould. The...

Nuit Blanche in Paris is Back, and Bigger Than Ever

Paris is set for its customary annual art all-nighter and it’s promising to be better than ever. On the first Saturday of October, the city stays up all night for ‘Nuit Blanche’, a major...

Music in Monaco: A Cultural Treasure Trove

Lanie Goodman attends the Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo festival and discovers there is much more to the glittery Principality than casinos and cars There’s a legendary moment in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 To Catch a...

Sightseeing in France: What to See and Do in Lorraine

The top cultural centres, events and festivals throughout the province Related articles: En Passant Par La Lorraine The Best Museums in Lorraine OUT AND ABOUT The Pierre-Percée leisure parks near Saint-Dié-des-Vosges offer outdoor activities on land, water and...

Viva Leonardo da Vinci! Renaissance Events in the Loire Valley

Celebrating the quincentenary of the French Renaissance in Centre-Val de Loire Related article: Cradle of the Renaissance: A Celebration in the Loire Valley The 500th anniversary of the French Renaissance will be celebrated in 2019 with...

Things to See and Do in Midi-Pyrénées

There is plenty to entertain you here, above and below ground, and even in the sky Related articles: Great Destinations: Midi-Pyrénées, Lighting the Way Top 12 Most Iconic Sites in the Midi-Pyrénées BOATING TRIPS Ride in a flat-bottomed...