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How UNESCO Preserves the Rich Tapestry of Life

It’s not only natural wonders and man-made monuments that are given the protection of UNESCO – the organisation’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage is just as vital. But what exactly does it entail? Jennifer...
Check out Thibault Cauvin’s superb new album of film covers, with an eclectic selection given the classical guitar treatment

On Écoute: Thibault Cauvin

Gifted guitarist goes to the movies… You may not have heard of him, but 36-year-old, Bordeaux-born Thibault Cauvin is probably the most successful French classical guitarist currently filling concert halls around the world. His latest...

Highlights from the Cannes Film Festival 2018

Strong sensations. That’s what we all want from cinema—a surge of tears, a few belly laughs, and a kaleidoscope of haunting images that will stick in your brain forever. Speaking personally, expecting the unexpected...

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...

Fall in Paris: Grape Harvest Festival in Montmartre

Celebrate the last remaining vineyard in Paris.

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.

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...

France Holiday Ideas: The Charms of Langres in Champagne-Ardenne

This charming fortified hilltop town in the Haute-Marne department of the Champagne-Ardenne has ancient history and modern thrills in equal abundance. Here's what we love. ACTION-PACKED SUMMER Langres boasts a packed – and eclectic– summer calendar; and this...

Dispatch from the French Riviera: 70th Nice Jazz Festival 2018

The 70th edition of the Nice Jazz Festival was held from July 16 - 21, 2018 and drew over 40,000 fans to the sunny French Riviera for five nights of music on two stages....

Cradle of History: Must-Visit National Monuments in Western France

From the world’s largest megalithic site to fairy-tale châteaux and historic dungeons, Marion Sauvebois rounds up this summer’s must-visit National Monuments in western France LES ALIGNEMENTS DE CARNAC Is it a ruined prehistoric temple? An ancient...