Sweet Taste of Success: France’s Oldest Bonbon

As its birthplace prepares to celebrate its 1,300th anniversary, Marion Sauvebois lifts the lid on France’s oldest bonbon No bigger than a pea and scarcely a gram a pop, what it lacks in size the...

In at the Deep End: Gilles Lellouche, Director of “Le Grand Bain”

Gilles Lellouche’s splashy debut, Le Grand Bain, made waves at the Cannes Film Festival. The actor-turned-director tells Lanie Goodman getting behind the camera was life-changing For all his good looks, Gilles Lellouche doesn’t quite fit...

Discover the Chateau de Fontainebleau, the House of Kings

Louis XIV came to Fontainebleau to escape the pressures of Versailles and Napoleon chose it over any palace in France. His “true house of kings” still has no equal, writes Jennifer Ladonne Only 43 miles...

Exclusive Excerpt: “Are We French Yet? Keith & Val’s Adventures in Provence”

Editor's note: Following his bestseller One Sip at a Time, Keith Van Sickle is back with another fun and amusing read. "Are We French Yet?" charts Val and Keith's adventures as they quit their...

Win a Reproduction of Simone De Beauvoir’s ‘Rescued’ Manuscript Worth $232 (US Entrants Only)

We’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win a reproduction of the original manuscript of De Beauvoir’s seminal feminist text, The Second Sex.. ❋ A precious window into the pioneering philosopher’s thought process and...

Book Reviews: René Lacoste by Laurence Benaïm

It was at Forest Hills, in the finals of the 1927 U.S. Open that René Lacoste emerged as the best tennis player in the world. But the man nicknamed ‘the crocodile’ (not, in fact,...

Alliance Française de Rouen-Normandie: Learn French in France

"More than an impression - an immersion!" Founded in 1986, the Alliance Française of Rouen-Normandie combines high-quality French learning with a great destination. Normandy, with its exceptional geographical location, extending to the English Channel and...

Book Reviews: Renoir, Father and Son | Painting and Cinema

“I have spent my life trying to determine the extent of the influence of my father upon me,” wrote acclaimed filmmaker Jean Renoir. While he never quite got to the bottom of it, Renoir:...

Berthe Morisot and Édouard Manet: Painters in Paris

Berthe Morisot, one of the great Impressionists, was also the muse of Édouard Manet. The two may even have been in love – at least until she married his brother. Hazel Smith investigates. At a...

Book Reviews: Paris/ Ronis, Published by Flammarion

“How wonderful to have been looking in the right direction so often,” once gushed Willy Ronis. But France’s great humanist shutterbug did far more than point and shoot. Unparalleled in his ability to tease...