What to See and Do in Vaucluse

From arts to architecture and food to music, there is something for everyone in this stunning département Related article: Vaucluse, The Beating Heart of Provence APT La Maison du Fruit Confit See how this deeply-Provençal delicacy, a favourite...

Retail Therapy: Season’s Feastings

Make it a Yuletide to remember with these delectable festive treats CROWNING GLORY This glossy iced couronne is certainly one way to ring in the New Year! €72 for 10 people. www.laglacerie.fr SUGAR AND SPICE Bringing to the...

French Film Review: L’Aranacoeur Directed by Pascal Chaumeil

What’s not to love about this movie? As far as rom-coms go, it’s got all the essential ingredients: beautiful people in beautiful places; hilariously klutzy action sequences; a great soundtrack; tongue-in-cheek humour; and a...

Foodie Faux Pas: What Not to Say in French Restaurants

One of the highlights of France is its fabulous food but beware: Even with faultless French grammar, you can unknowingly upset a lot of people! To avoid upsetting the waiter or shocking the chef,...

Vaucluse: The Beating Heart of Provence

The enduring charm of the southern département of Vaucluse will have you coming back time and again, writes Jennifer Ladonne about this favorite corner of Provence The Vaucluse encompasses all that travellers have come to...

Albertine Prize 2020: Favourite French Fiction Translated into English

The end of the year means book awards, and the Albertine Prize 2020 was awarded to “Muslim”: A Novel by Zahia Rahmani. This novel, written in 2005, was translated into English by Matthew Reeck...

In the Footsteps of Gentleman Thief Arsène Lupin

This quiet Normandy seaside town once played host to a Belle-Époque burglar and a wily young detective. Chloe Govan introduces us to France’s answer to Sherlock Holmes... It’s the land that time forgot. Étretat, all...

French Champagne vs. California Sparkling Wine

Not-to-miss panel discussion compares the modern making of French champagne with California sparkling wine The discussion of comparing France with California bubbled up in the current French American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco (FACCSF) online...

2020: Art and Creation in a Pandemic World

In a follow-up to her article on "The Art of Survival", Chloe Govan says artistic struggles are not confined to the past, of course. What more appropriate time for a resurgence of adversity art...

Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come … in Provence

December has arrived. Despite the trials of this challenging year, the seasons have rolled on. Mother Nature has shed her autumn gown of burnt umber and crimson and even in Provence she is readying...