The 130-Year Birthday Celebration for Alliance Française San Francisco

Language bots and on-line lessons are part of today’s French language educational toolkit, but they don’t replace the value of actually talking to someone in French. So says Noëmie Causse, Alliance Française de San Francisco...

Valley of Queens: Follow in the Footsteps of the Loire Valley’s Female Icons

More women held power during the brief span of the Renaissance than at any other time. And on the 500th anniversary of the birth of Catherine de' Medici, the Loire Valley is inviting visitors...

We’ve Joined Forces with Alliance Française USA

Calling all francophiles. As the newly appointed media partner of the Federation of the Alliance Française USA, France Media Group is proud to partner with the famous association that celebrates French culture and language....

Book Reviews: All Happy Families by Hervé Le Tellier

"So, apparently it's scandalous not to love your parents," begins Hervé LeTellier's All Happy Families. The message is crystal clear: his memoir is no tear-jerking pity party. He wasn't "deprived, beaten, or abuse". Yet...

Treasures of the Museum of Ancient Arles

Ancient ships that have survived until today are few and far between because the wood they are made from disintegrates over time. Maybe the best known is the Gokstad Viking ship in Oslo, dating...

Book Reviews: Ze French Do It Better, A Lifestyle Guide

Are the French masters at self-promotion, or is there really something behind the bravado? From gastronomy to fashion, not to mention the art of seduction, they've always been one step ahead. Effortlessly slim despite...

Surviving Provence: Food for Thought (and the Wine to Go With It)

Provence is the place of dreams... until reality sets in. Taking place beneath the Montagne Ste. Victoire in Cézanne country, "Surviving Provence: Romance, Reality and Wild Boars" is a funny, sometimes acerbic, tale of...

Read the Signs: Avenue Foch in Paris

From elegant stretch to street of horror, and back Strolling along the leafy sidewalks of Avenue Foch, one could be forgiven for thinking that this elegant stretch was always this peaceful. After all, it is...

Book Reviews: Along Came Coco, A Story about Coco Chanel

A spirited waif with dreams of flounces and fame rising through haute couture's echelons, one daring crop pantalon at a time, Coco Chanel's rags-to-riches journey is the stuff of bedtime stories. Add to this...

Ardèche à la Carte: Secret Recipes by Regina von Planta

Regina von Planta rummages through Ardèche's bountiful larder and serves up some of the département's top staples – with a few wild cards thrown in for good measure. Excerpts from "Château, Jardin, Cuisine: Secret...