Book Review: Dior in Bloom

This breath-takingly beautiful book, put together by Justine Picardie, the former editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country, is a must for anyone who loves Christian Dior, flowers or fashion in general: it...

Finding That Perfect French Novel

If you are looking for a great new book, then consider a French novel, one you can read in either French or English. Books that have won the Prix Goncourt (Goncourt Prize) are a...
Heloise Brion, Miss Maggie's Kitchen

Exclusive Recipes from Miss Maggie’s Rustic Cuisine

It's time to relaxez-vous with this collection of homely family recipes by Héloïse Brion, whose new book captures the charm of serving locally-sourced meals in a nature-inspired setting. Purchase the scrumptious book from Amazon...

Learn French Language: La Galette des Rois

Essential phrases and social tips to help you get by in France. C’est l’Épiphanie! Et cette année Françoise Giordano de FastTrackFrench.com a invité son amie australienne Marnie, qui est en vacances dans le sud-ouest,...
Château de Chantilly book cover

Book Review: A Day at Château de Chantilly

Embark on a comprehensive tour of the stunning Château de Chantilly from the comfort of your own armchair thanks to this splendid book. Chantilly’s incredible art collection and breath-taking gardens make it one of...

Foodie Faux Pas: What Not to Say in French Restaurants

One of the highlights of France is its fabulous food but beware: Even with faultless French grammar, you can unknowingly upset a lot of people! To avoid upsetting the waiter or shocking the chef,...

Albertine Prize 2020: Favourite French Fiction Translated into English

The end of the year means book awards, and the Albertine Prize 2020 was awarded to “Muslim”: A Novel by Zahia Rahmani. This novel, written in 2005, was translated into English by Matthew Reeck...

In the Footsteps of Gentleman Thief Arsène Lupin

This quiet Normandy seaside town once played host to a Belle-Époque burglar and a wily young detective. Chloe Govan introduces us to France’s answer to Sherlock Holmes... It’s the land that time forgot. Étretat, all...

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,...