Book Review: The Killing Tide, A Brittany Mystery

There is never a bad time to dive into a good mystery, whether it's cosying up by the fire in winter or lounging on the beach during your summer holiday. But right now, as...

How to Celebrate 50 Years of Francophonie with Alliance Française USA

March is Francophonie Month, but the official celebration starts March 20, designated as International Francophonie Day. Because it’s the 50th year of feting this event, the Organization International de la Francophonie (OIF) will celebrate...

In the Criminal-Catching Footsteps of Alphonse Bertillon

Described by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself as better than Sherlock Holmes, this Parisian petty clerk came to change the world of criminology. Chloe Govan explains why we should stop confusing him with a...

Say Cheese: The History of La Vache Qui Rit

It’s smiles all round for The Laughing Cow with a very interesting history indeed La Vache Qui Rit... Or, as it is known in the UK and across the pond, The Laughing Cow. Children adore...

Le Dernier Mot: Odd Woman Out

Kristin takes a deep breath after discovering her dream chalet has turned into a ‘man-tuary’ Last spring my husband and I bought a tiny chalet in the Alps after imagining the pleasure of living in...

Exclusive Recipes from Tartine, the Beloved San Francisco Bakery

Elisabeth Prueitt and husband Chad Robertson, of San Francisco bakery Tartine fame, share recipes from their book, described by the New York Times as one of the “best cookbooks of Fall 2019.” Excerpts from Tartine:...

Wealthy, Scandalous and Powerful: The Patrons of Paris

Marie-Laure de Noailles and Natalie Clifford Barney were both famed for their patronage of the arts but, as Lanie Goodman writes, even within the context of early 20th-century Paris, they were also notorious for...
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Spend your Summer Learning French with Université de Genève

French Summer Courses The University of Geneva French summer courses were first launched in 1891 and have since achieved acclaim for their high quality. Over the years, eminent professors have been invited to teach the...

Commemorating the Fallen: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has been toiling tirelessly in the shadows since the First World War. At long last, its incredible restoration work is being thrust into the spotlight at a new visitor...

Book Review: Parents Under the Influence

Liberating and bloomin' heartening (for us neurotic mothers-to-be spending all the livelong day counting the ways in which we could royally bungle our unborn sprog's life) Cécile David-Weill's offbeat parenting bible is a wake-up...