French Film Reviews: I Talk to Myself, Starring Blanche Gardin

Since Blanche Gardin's award-winning one-woman show dropped on Netflix, we've had to exercise superhuman restraint not to quote her pearls of wisdom right, left and centre – or re-enact entire skits (more of a...

French Film Reviews: La Ch’tite Famille, Starring Dany Boon

Ten years after Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis turned Dany Boon into the golden boy of comedy – and the highest-grossing French director of all time – the hitmaker is back with La Ch'tite Famille....

Museums and More in the Alpes-Maritimes

Twelve of the best places to experience the culture of this corner of France Related articles: Beyond the Riviera in the Alpes-Maritimes What to See and Do in Alpes-Maritimes MUSÉE PICASSO The attic of Antibes’s Château Grimaldi was...

Film Reviews: Les Invisibles, Directed by Louis-Julien Petit

Social commentary, feminist anthem, broad comedy with a side of rom com – Louis-Julien Petit’s Les Invisibles is a marvellous genre-bending confection. That these dimensions don’t fuse seamlessly, but often collide, only serves to underline...

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...

My Life in Paris: Monument Woman

Dazzled by Dalida's tantalising bust, Theadora Brack fantasises about her own memorial It’s Saturday morning and I’m jogging through Montmartre with Lady Gaga on the earbuds going full blast and the news cycle far from...

La Culture: 3 Art Shows that Push the Boundaries

Artists with an unusual take on life, time and art. Here are some interesting art exhibitions to see now in France. LEE UFAN AT POMPIDOU METZ This monographic exhibition traces the artist’s career from his early...

San Francisco Fetes 2019 Bastille Day as a French-American Day of Celebration

San Francisco first celebrated Bastille Day in 1880, the year that France established July 14 as the national holiday to honour the French Republic. Over the last 139 years, the French community in the...
Chaumont-sur-Loire

Inspired by Nature: Château, Gardens and Art of Chaumont-sur-Loire

Ditched royal seat turned world-class art centre and host of the International Garden Festival, the Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire is the Loire Valley's comeback kid. The retreat of choice of Catherine de' Medici, it was...

Discount Designer Shopping: La Vallée Village Presents “La Vie en Rose”

Summer hit its peak on the sizzling streets of Paris, so I escaped to La Vallée Village and its air-conditioned boutiques to experience "La Vie en Rose". Pink and sparkling, "La Vie en Rose"...