Making Waves: Interview with Actress Laetitia Casta

Former Victoria’s Secret Angel and muse to the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier and Karl Lagerfeld, Laetitia Casta has successfully made the transition from modelling to cinema. Lise Pedersen meets the surprisingly grounded actress,...

Exclusive Interview with Vincent Lindon, Star of Stéphane Brizé’s “At War”

In Stéphane Brizé’s new political drama, At War, art house veteran Vincent Lindon plays hard-bitten factory worker Laurent Amédéo, a man on an ill-fated mission to save a car supply plant from imminent closure....

Exploring the Mushroom Caves of the Loire Valley

Chloe Govan goes foraging 50 metres below ground amid the sinuous limestone caves champignonnières of the Loire Valley In the eyes of most, the Loire Valley is famed for its fairy-tale châteaux and acres of...

Monument Man: Exploring Mâcon, Birthplace of Alphonse de Lamartine

On the 150th anniversary of Alphonse de Lamartine’s death, Marion Sauvebois unspools the life of the beloved poet, national hero, abolitionist and enduring enigma, whose passing sparked a furious race for the privilege to...

Read the Signs: Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris

The road to paradise, where dreams are lived In Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields was a paradise reserved for the immortal souls of the heroic and virtuous. The name is given to one of the...

The Legend of the Beast of Gévaudan

Inside the legend of the murderous creature and the cross-dressing soldiers enlisted to defeat it The year was 1764, and villagers across the land were hysterical with fear over the mysterious “Beast of Gévaudan” and...

Book Reviews: Critical Lives, Victor Hugo, by Bradley Stephens

The first English biography of the literary behemoth in over 20 years, in these troubles times of ours Critical Lives: Victor Hugo is the antidote we never knew we craved. Comprehensive, refreshingly accessible –...

Exclusive Excerpt: “In the French Kitchen with Kids” by Mardi Michels

It's never too early to teach little ones how to whip up a feast French-style. And with Mardi Michels' easy as pie recipes, kids of all ages will be begging to lend a hand...
Historic Houses of Paris

Book Reviews: Historic Houses of Paris, Residences of Ambassadors

Released at long last in compact format (well, as compact as a 376-page hard-bound coffee-table book can be), Historic Houses of Paris: Residences of Ambassadors is a must-read for luxury magpies – and the...

La Colo, Summer Camp: Learn French Language

Françoise Giordano of FastTrackFrench.com picks up her niece Naya and her little friend Marie from holiday camp and discovers the naughty pair have been up to no good FRANÇOISE: Alors les filles c’était comment cette...