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...

Exploring the Gardens of the Côte d’Azur France

The sun-kissed Côte d’Azur, with its vast array of public and private gardens to enjoy, is France’s go-to region all year round, especially for green-fingered visitors with a passion for exploring horticultural wonders under...

Adding French Joie de Vivre to Your Holidays

I think we are all ready to bid adieu to 2020! With no France trip this year, I have been perfectly content to bury my head in the sand and ride out the storm....

Strasbourg, the City Which Gave France its National Anthem

Gillian Thornton discovers the turbulent past and vibrant present of the UNESCO-listed city of Strasbourg For the city which gave France its national anthem, Strasbourg has had something of a rocky ride across the centuries....

France Today Holiday Gift Guide 2020

It’s been quite a year. Following the grim impact of the coronavirus pandemic around the world, we’re counting down the days until 2021 (and feeling optimistic about the potential vaccine). But first: Christmas! Even...

Le Dernier Mot: COVID Greeting, One Elbow or Two?

To bise, or not to bise? Kristin finds the traditional French greeting just got trickier Heading out for une soirée in nearby Cassis, I paused to recite the doormat drill – you know, that mental...