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...
La Cité du Vin

Bordeaux Fête le Vin – Bordeaux Wine Festival 2016

The famous Fête le Vin returns once again to the world favorite wine capital, Bordeaux. Running from June 23 - 26, this year's event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the festival, which is widely regarded...

Besançon Music Festival

There couldn’t be a more imposing backdrop for one of the oldest and most prestigious music festivals in France than the Citadelle de Besançon. Open to recitals and chamber music, it is the symphonic...

The Duke Ellington Orchestra Plays in Paris

Even 40 years after Ellington's death, his famed orchestra lives on...

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 –...

Dedicated to Women, Fraternité & the Rebirth of a City: The Nice Jazz Festival

“The French are the most sophisticated listeners of jazz I’ve seen,” says legendary jazz bassist, Christian McBride, when asked what distinguished French audiences. “Remember that the first jazz festival in the world was in...

Paris Concerts: Homage to Sidney Bechet

The iconic music hall with host a special tribute to the jazz legend.

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...
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,...

Things to See and Do in the Berry Province of France

Villages and countryside to explore, family attractions, art, architecture and festivals Related articles: Great Travel Destinations: Le Berry, The Green Heart of France The 12 Most Iconic Sites of The Berry Where to Stay and...