The Queen of Champagne: The Legacy of The Widow Clicquot

Once upon a time, French monks would enter the cold, dark cellars of their monasteries, only to discover that their precious wine was destroyed. Unbeknownst to these winemakers, the cold temperatures created a second...

Baronne Staffe’s Guide to French Table Manners

Stumped by French dining etiquette? When in doubt, take a leaf out of Baronne Staffe’s book. France’s nitpicking answer to Emily Post and undisputed authority on decorum, the baroness ruled over the bourgeoisie’s fine...

Of Girls and Gaulois: The Equality of Celtic Women in France

Long before Julius Caesar began his conquests, women held equal positions with men in the Celtic (or Gaulish) culture that spread over much of Europe. They excelled as leaders, warriors, scholars, artists, and inventors,...

Exclusive Recipes from C’est de la Trish! by Trish Deseine

In her latest book, the Irish-born food writer, who has lived in France since 1987, shows how adding fresh twists to simple, everyday dishes will wow your taste buds and your friends. Recipe excerpts from...

French language training/teaching/homestays

Looking to learn French? Here's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the language while also living la vie française. The Eurolingua One-to-One French language homestay immersions are available year round in some of France’s most beautiful locations. Here's how...

Book Review: Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely

Denis Diderot is synonymous with the Encyclopedia, the keystone of the French Enlightenment. But the freethinker and polymath’s body of work and influence went far beyond this seminal text. His groundbreaking and often prophetic...

A Taste of the Divine: Monks and Nuns Making Wine in France

Jennifer Ladonne steps into the mysterious world of the monks and nuns still making wine in France Though scientists debate whether it was the Etruscans or the Greeks who introduced wine and winemaking to France,...

In Conversation With… François Ozon

The acclaimed director opens up about his harrowing new film, By the Grace of God By the Grace of God is your first film about a news story, and with so many characters... My initial idea...

My Life in Paris: Girl Racer

Pizzas and hellish bus rides with a side of racing history... it's all in a day's work for columnist Theadora Brack I can do anything! I tell myself, as I pound the trottoir juggling two...

Book Review: The Most Beautiful Villages of France

The essential companion for any jolly to the Hexagon, the Plus Beaux Villages’ annual guide is the Gold List of France’s most noteworthy nooks, must-visit rustic charmers and hilltop beauties. An exclusive members’ club...