Catherine Vedder Zumba

A Perfect Match: Practice French with Online Zumba en Français

Zumba is a popular Latin dance-based fitness class that can burn 600+ calories a session. Learning French is a constant for many who attend online Alliance Française French classes or use other French learning...

Biking in the Buff: Cyclonudista Arrives in France for the First Time

All eyes may be on the Tour de France now, but the city of Rennes witnessed a different kind of cycling event this past weekend. Running errands and shopping the marché on Saturday morning, les...

Don’t Miss the Corsica Classic Regatta in August

The most exclusive classic regatta in the Mediterranean sea celebrates its 10th anniversary from August 25th to September 1st. If you’re lucky enough to be on Corsica in August, be sure to pass by the...

When More than 400 Hot Air Balloons Fill the Sky in Eastern France

The popping colours, the silent gliding punctuated by staccato puffs of fire, the frisson of dangling in a basket subject to the vagaries of weather... there is definitely something in the air in the...

Exciting Art News and Exhibitions in France

From relics to prisoners (not to mention a new floating museum in Paris), make out-of-this-world discoveries... Here are some must-see exhibitions in France right now. ART FLOATS Paris’s first floating urban art centre, Fluctuart, has launched...

Watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is now taking place in France until July 7. All eyes are on France's footballeuses as they make their championship bid on home turf. Hopes of a double-whammy victory...

More than a Pit Stop: Le Mans and Europe’s Iconic Motor Race

Gillian Thornton zooms off to Le Mans to discover the legends behind Europe’s most iconic motor race and follow in the treadmarks of action hero Steve McQueen Late afternoon and my husband and I have...

Verity Smith and a Blind Girl’s Dream: Olympic Gold for France

A couple of years ago I met and wrote about a most incredible woman, Verity Smith. Based in Nîmes, she is an equestrian of dual British-French citizenship who hopes to be the first blind rider...

Dispatch from the Ryder Cup in France

For the first time in history, the Ryder Cup is taking place in France. The weather is glorious at Le Golf National outside Paris, as the world's greatest golfers hit the course for practice...

City Focus in France: Clermont-Ferrand

Marion Sauvebois rolls down to Auvergne’s capital and rubs tyres with its pudgy mascot, the Michelin Man, on his 120th birthday In the beginning was... Michelin?! At least that’s where my story starts: sandwiched between Michelin’s...