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...
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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...
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Made in France: Shopping for French Artisanal Products in Paris

Made in France: three small words that pack a big punch. Whether attached to a wheel of cheese, a handbag, or an evening gown, the label conjures a world of taste, elegance and art...
Marché Biron

Marché Biron: Shopping the Legendary Puces de Saint-Ouen outside Paris

“What you can’t touch in Versailles… you can get in Biron.” A beautiful Saturday morning in July and Chez Arnaud is packed with regulars savouring cups of coffee at the entrance to the Marché Biron....
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Father’s Day is Right Around the Corner…

It was Mother's Day in France on Sunday 7th June, and Father’s Day is right around the corner. This year the parents in our lives are especially worthy of our appreciation, after entertaining the...