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...

Fall in Brittany: Baroque Music at the Lanvellec Festival

This not-to-miss musical event brings to life a brilliant epoch in music.

Things to See and Do in Calvados

Explore the département’s history, heritage, museums, festivals and outdoor activities Related articles: Calvados in Normandy: Tales from the Parisian Riviera Not-to-Miss Remembrance Sites in Calvados, Normandy HERITAGE AND CULTURE As the birthplace of William the Conqueror, Calvados is...

See Cats, the Beloved Musical, in Paris

This long-awaited Paris run comes hot on the heels of a recent, triumphant revival in the UK.

City Breaks in France: Nîmes

With the city on the brink of UNESCO World Heritage status, Guy Hibbert suggests you get there early to beat the crowds... When the Romans conquered Gaul it was the well-known source of spring water...

Hymne à Piaf: A Not-To-Be-Missed Show in Paris

Legendary French songbird Edith Piaf was born a century ago this year, and this anniversary will be marked by a host of commemorative events, including a fantastic exhibition, simply entitled Piaf, at the Bibliothèque...

Evenings Out in Paris: Jazz at the Philharmonie

A special night at the city's sleek new music hall.
Thomas Dutronc

Evenings Out in Paris: Thomas Dutronc at the Casino de Paris

Gallic guitarist Thomas Dutronc may be a “fils de” (the “son of” a public figure) – his mother is glamorous ‘60s chanteuse Françoise Hardy, and his father actor/singer-songwriter Jacques Dutronc – but Thomas has stepped out of his parents’ shadows to carve out a name...

Live from Aix 2010: A Duel for Don Giovanni

Mozart under the stars at opening night of the opera festival in Aix-en-Provence

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...