Charles Aznavour, “France’s Frank Sinatra,” at the Palais des Sports

At the age of 91, with the recent release of his 51st album, Encores, French-Armenian singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour is showing no signs of slowing down. To coincide with his latest opus, the godfather of...

Festival Pablo Casals: Music without Borders in the Midi-Pyrénées

Prades is located in the Midi-Pyrénées in southern France, near the border with Spain, and the commune became the adopted home of Catalan cellist and conductor Pablo Casals (1876-1973), who took himself into exile...

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...
Piaf

Hymne à Piaf: A Not-To-Be-Missed Show in Paris

Legendary French songbird Edith Piaf was born a century ago this year, and this anniversary will be marked by a host of commemorative events, including a fantastic exhibition, simply entitled Piaf, at the Bibliothèque...

Carmen/ Suite Flamenca at the Casino de Paris

French composer Georges Bizet’s legendary Carmen, the tale of a seductive, gypsy femme fatale, and Suite Flamenca combine for a fiery, passionate double performance by La Compagnie Antonio Gades, Spain’s premier flamenco troupe. Both...

Philharmonie de Paris: The City’s New Concert & Exhibition Space

France Today attended the grand inauguration of the Jean Nouvel-designed venue.

Evenings Out in Paris: Jazz at the Philharmonie

A special night at the city's sleek new music hall.

Music Festivals: Nuits de Champagne in Troyes

The 28th edition, Sentimental Pop, celebrates the music of Alain Souchon and Laurent Voulzy.

Summer Festivals

The summer festival season in France starts with opera, jazz, theater, and more.
Thomas Dutronc

Evenings Out in Paris: Thomas Dutronc at the Casino de Paris

Gallic guitarist Thomas Dutronc may be a “fils de” (the “son of” a public figure) – his mother is glamorous ‘60s chanteuse Françoise Hardy, and his father actor/singer-songwriter Jacques Dutronc – but Thomas has stepped out of his parents’ shadows to carve out a name...