On Écoute: Indochine

Celebrating the new-wave luminaries Most folk who grew up in the 1980s remember Indochine with the same misty-eyed sentiment. Hugely popular in their native France, and subsequently the rest of Europe, they remain well known...

On Écoute: Olivia Ruiz

We celebrate the charming chanteuse With her bright red lips and chocolate locks, Olivia Ruiz is instantly recognisable – a force of nature whose sultry, foot-stomping performances break out of the nouvelle chanson mould. The...

Nuit Blanche in Paris is Back, and Bigger Than Ever

Paris is set for its customary annual art all-nighter and it’s promising to be better than ever. On the first Saturday of October, the city stays up all night for ‘Nuit Blanche’, a major...

Music in Monaco: A Cultural Treasure Trove

Lanie Goodman attends the Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo festival and discovers there is much more to the glittery Principality than casinos and cars There’s a legendary moment in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 To Catch a...

Sightseeing in France: What to See and Do in Lorraine

The top cultural centres, events and festivals throughout the province Related articles: En Passant Par La Lorraine The Best Museums in Lorraine OUT AND ABOUT The Pierre-Percée leisure parks near Saint-Dié-des-Vosges offer outdoor activities on land, water and...

Viva Leonardo da Vinci! Renaissance Events in the Loire Valley

Celebrating the quincentenary of the French Renaissance in Centre-Val de Loire Related article: Cradle of the Renaissance: A Celebration in the Loire Valley The 500th anniversary of the French Renaissance will be celebrated in 2019 with...

Things to See and Do in Midi-Pyrénées

There is plenty to entertain you here, above and below ground, and even in the sky Related articles: Great Destinations: Midi-Pyrénées, Lighting the Way Top 12 Most Iconic Sites in the Midi-Pyrénées BOATING TRIPS Ride in a flat-bottomed...

The Fête du Citron: The 2019 Lemon Festival in Menton

When life gives you lemons... ...why, stack them up into a jumbo replica of the Taj Mahal, of course. That's Menton's MO anyway. It's fair to say last year's Bollywood-themed Fête du Citron reached brave new...

Carnival in France: Our Favourite Fêtes from Nice to Annecy

Ready to party like it's 1269? From the Alps to Languedoc, France has plenty of carnivals to rival Venice's masked whoopee... NICE Nope, your eyes don't deceive you. The 2018 Nice Carnaval kicked off its high-octane...

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...