O Brotherhood, Where Art Thou?

With their rich history and traditions, the mission of the confréries is to celebrate the passionate producers of ingredients and dishes all around the Hexagon. Justin Postlethwaite reports One Saturday morning in high summer a...
Clement Street and Arguello Boulevard

Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Clement Street and Arguello Blvd

Sometimes the carrefours of France in San Francisco are a surprise. Hidden, subtle, with no historical French hints, but there is an esprit if one looks for the clues. The corner of Clement Street and...

What to See and Do in the Cévennes

Renowned for its natural splendours, the Cévennes is also host to beautiful villages, fascinating museums and more Related article: Into the Wild, Travels in the Cévennes GARD  Le Train à Vapeur (steam train) Discover the beautiful landscapes and...

Great Destinations: Time to Tune into the Channel

The Channel coast of Hauts-de-France is a stunner for those who take time to explore. Gillian Thornton enjoyed a road trip from Dunkerque to the Baie de Somme The market stalls piled high with glistening...
The Potato Eaters

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition Arrives in Los Angeles

Seen in Paris by over 2 million visitors, the immersive Van Gogh exhibit will make its West Coast premiere at a secret location in Los Angeles on May 27th. Experience art like never before... Spanning...
Musée Picasso Paris

Book Review: Musée Picasso Paris by Anne Baldassari

Anne Baldassari, former President of the Musée Picasso Paris, presents this comprehensive volume covering all aspects of Picasso’s artistic career, from self-portraits to sculpture to photography, as well as an extensive chronology of his...
Napoléon Bonaparte

Who Are the 10 Greatest French People of All Time?

It’s a question that’s impossible to answer. How do you define greatness? How do you compare a king to a scientist to a philosopher? This hasn’t stopped people from trying. In 2005, a French television...

On Écoute: Francis Cabrel

We explore the career of the Agen-born singer-songwriter Francis Cabrel, a guitar-playing troubadour whose sensitive lyrics and catchy melodies make him utterly beloved in France. His popularity is such that one of his albums –...
Musée Tapisserie de Bayeux © S.Maurice - Bayeux Museum

Explore the Bayeux Tapestry Online

The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the great treasures of France. Recognised by UNESCO, this monumental work illustrates the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Not only does the...

French Film Review: Slalom, Directed by Charlène Favier

Charlène Favier’s debut feature is a stark and uncompromising examination of sexual abuse set against the backdrop of the French Alps. Fifteen-year-old Lyz Lopez (Noée Abita) is a promising skiing star who attends a...