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...

Remote Paris Shopping: Tax-Free Goodies at Galeries Lafayette

The sales are in full swing in Paris, with exceptional discounts on designer goods and fashionable stock. The mark-downs can be as high as 70 percent! France historically holds two extensive sale periods a year...

Retail Therapy: The Power of Love

Dreaming up gift ideas for La Saint-Valentin? We’ve cherry-picked the best of France’s sweet (and sensual) offerings... FOR GOURMANDS Maison Fouquet has long been synonymous with gourmet confections. Its special Valentine’s box is packed full of...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Paul Bert in the 11th Arrondissement

From the epicentre of the Revolution to a centre for epicurean revolution, this lively Parisian street has just one thing on the menu: quality. Jeffrey T Iverson stops by for a taste... When you ascend...

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...

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...

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...

Retail Therapy: Gadgets and Gizmos

We recommend these snazzy pieces of tech for the tinkerers and big kids among you Stacks of Fun What respectable Francophile can resist a crêpe? Coming from kitchen king Tefal, the party crêpière boasts six non-stick...
Hats for sale at Chapellerie

Chapeaux for all in Caussade

Northeast of Montauban, on the road to Cahors, the hat industry in Caussade employed more than 2,000 people during the 19th century. Among its specialities was the canotier style of straw boater, as worn...

Retail Therapy: French Foodie Staples

Want to wow your fellow Francophiles with a spread fit for a roi? These superior cornerstones of French cuisine are a guaranteed recipe for success TREAT YOURSELF... To Ladurée’s offering of ‘SUPER HEALTHY’ macarons, with flavours...