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...

Lyon’s Festival of Lights

The city of Lyon is transformed into a brilliant kaleidoscope for its four-night Festival of Lights.

Autumn in Normandy Festival

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

Fall in Paris: Grape Harvest Festival in Montmartre

Celebrate the last remaining vineyard in Paris.

String Theory: The Puppet Festival in Charleville-Mézières

Every two years, the Ardennes city of Charleville-Mézières stages one of the biggest puppet festivals in the world. Dominic Bliss had to pull some strings to get there, but soon discovered a rich –...

Things to See and Do on the Northern Coast of France

Tour the region by land or sea and discover the many sporting and cultural activities on offer Related articles: Enjoying the High Life on the Northern Coast 12 Nature Experiences on France’s Northern Coast (and Beyond) Where...

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.

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...

Travel in France: 10 Reasons to Visit Brittany

With miles of unspoilt coastline, picturesque cities and the world’s largest megalithic rock site, Brittany is one of the most versatile provinces of France. And the food’s not bad either… CULTURE A GOGO Rennes boasts a glorious mix...
Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal,

Evenings out in Paris: Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal

They come from different musical worlds; Mali’s Ballaké Sissoko is a master of the kora, a West African harp lute, while Frenchman Vincent Ségal is a renowned classical cellist. More than six years after collaborating on the critically acclaimed album Chamber Music, the duo have re-embraced their...