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...

In Vino Veritas: Gérard Bertrand, Languedoc’s Wine Pioneer

Former rugby player Gérard Bertrand employs innovative techniques on his vineyards. Mary Winston Nicklin met the man making fine wine in the Languedoc Seven o’clock on a Friday evening in September and the crowds outside...
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,...

Let the Games Begin! Nice Jazz Festival Kicks Off With a Free Concert of...

So fitting to start the Nice Jazz Festival with a tribute to the music that gave us jazz and the blues, the music of the African-American churches in the time of slavery, music of hope and...

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...

Jazz à la Villette Festival: Hommage à Nina Simone

One of the highlights of this year’s Jazz à la Villette Festival is a tribute to jazz and blues icon Nina Simone, who was known as the “high priestess of soul” and continues to...

5 Reasons to Visit Château Du Clos Lucé

In the heart of the Loire Valley in Amboise lies the Château du Clos Lucé, the last residence (from 1516 – 1519) of Leonardo da Vinci. Step inside and meet one of the greatest...

A Festival for a Chickpea: Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume in Provence

France has a uniquely magical ambiance. On any visit I arrive knowing no-one and barely 10 badly pronounced words of the language and within five minutes I am so involved I can hardly draw...
COLCOA French Film Festival

COLCOA French Film Festival Celebrates 20 Years in L.A.

One of the preeminent French cultural events in the U.S. and the largest French Film Festival worldwide, COLCOA French Film Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary in the theaters of the Directors Guild of America,...

Festival La Saint Vincent Tournante

The congenial annual festival honors the patron saint of wine growers.