Comic Timing in Angoulême: Le Festival International de la Bande Dessinée

Billions of blue blistering barnacles! There’s a lady dressed up as Tintin. Sporting a mousy quiff, she’s wearing plus fours, white socks and a light blue jumper. Where’s her trusty little dog, though? Snowy must have been left at...

Jazz in Marciac

The small Gascon town of Marciac in southwest France enjoys a quiet existence, much as it has done since it was founded by local nobility in the late 13th century. Rolling fields and vineyards...

Carnival in Dunkerque

Festivities in this northern city continue over 12 weekends between Epiphany and Mardi Gras, culminating on the last three days.

Festival Pablo Casals: Music without Borders in the Midi-Pyrénées

Prades is located in the Midi-Pyrénées in southern France, near the border with Spain, and the commune became the adopted home of Catalan cellist and conductor Pablo Casals (1876-1973), who took himself into exile...

Autumn in Normandy Festival

Culture vultures won't want to miss this festival with world-class performing arts.

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...

Things to See and Do in Bordeaux: A Comprehensive Guide

Bordeaux is not just a wine-producing town – it is a thriving city in its own right. Related Articles: Great Destinations in France: Bordeaux Wine Country Where to Stay and Eat in Bordeaux Wine Country 12...

Fall in Paris: Grape Harvest Festival in Montmartre

Celebrate the last remaining vineyard in Paris.

Live from Aix-en-Provence: Day 2

This article is the second in a series on the 2012 Aix festival. Read the previous article in our Culture section. Enchanted Evening The young cast and crew of the Festival’s new production of Maurice Ravel’s...

Nights out in Paris: AMT Live! Musical Theatre Open Mic

The Franco-American theatre company AMT Live!, who are perhaps best known for mounting the French capital’s first ‘off-Broadway’-style productions, host this monthly musical theatre open mic night, which gives the city’s ‘show tune’ fans...