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...

The Art of Survival: The Transformation of Montmartre

Chloe Govan reveals how the poverty-stricken and persecuted in France’s past found the silver lining in their suffering, transforming it into what would one day become a world-famous art legacy Bang! The hammer crashes down...

Popular French Baby Names: Yesterday and Today

When you think of classic French monikers, names like Brigitte and Jacques come to mind. But are they still popular? What are today’s parents naming their children? Let’s take a look. Most Popular Names In 2018,...

12 Must-See Towns and Villages in Auvergne

Our choice of must-see villages and towns in Auvergne Related articles: Discover the Enchanting Villages of Auvergne What to See and Do in Auvergne Blesle One of four Plus Beaux Villages in Haute-Loire, it grew up around a...

Hit the Road Again! Exploring Northeastern France

Eyeing a tour of northeastern France for your next visit? Why not explore the towns, villages, landscapes, museums and key war sites of the four départements of Meuse, Aisne, Somme and Pas-de-Calais – with...

My Life in Paris: Life is Sweet

Berry smoothies, high-class confectionery and kombucha tea all helped Theadora get through lockdown in France. March In the beginning, I was doing okay – plus, I felt more than prepared in the self-care department. Just days...