More Summer Festivals

Opera, Celtic music, rock and more summer celebrations.

Live from Aix-en-Provence: Day 5

Charpentier's music is marvelous, but updating this tragic opera to the early 20th century doesn't work.

City Breaks in France: Lille

Lille, in many ways, is reminiscent of Paris. Yet, unsurprisingly, given its location in the far north of France, it has a good dash of Flemish influence. Some of its distinctive architecture is really...
Easter festival in Aix-en-Provence

Music Concerts in Provence: The Easter Festival of Aix-en-Provence

The pedigree of an international music festival is generally measured in decades, but the young Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence, now in its 4th edition, is already establishing itself as a leading classical conclave....

On Écoute: L’Indécis

Unwind with the chill-hop master For those unfamiliar with chill-hop, welcome to your initiation. C'est simple. Find a snug nook, slip on your best pair of headphones and sink into sensory bliss – this is...
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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...

Summer Festivals

AIX-EN-PROVENCE Festival d’Aix-en-Provence One of the most prestigious music festivals in Europe, in several venues including the delightful courtyard of the former Episcopal Palace. On the program: Verdi’s La Traviata with star soprano Natalie Dessay, Mozart’s...

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...

Things to See and Do in Bordeaux: A Comprehensive Guide

Bordeaux is not just a wine-producing town – it is a thriving city in its own right. Related Articles: Great Destinations in France: Bordeaux Wine Country Where to Stay and Eat in Bordeaux Wine Country 12...

Unmissable Events, Exhibitions and Must-Visit Monuments this Summer

Stumped for things to do cet été? Here is our round-up of unmissable events, exhibitions and must-visit monuments to keep you (and the brood) busy all summer long. SKEDANOZ The ethereal light and sound show is set...