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...

Things to See and Do in Calvados

Explore the département’s history, heritage, museums, festivals and outdoor activities Related articles: Calvados in Normandy: Tales from the Parisian Riviera Not-to-Miss Remembrance Sites in Calvados, Normandy HERITAGE AND CULTURE As the birthplace of William the Conqueror, Calvados is...

In San Francisco, French World Cup Fans Connect to Watch Les Bleus

Arnaud Auger has lived and worked in San Francisco for three years, and when the French team for this year’s World Cup took shape, he found his mission. The first game for France was...