The Rooster that Woke the World: The Pathé Brothers in Close-up

From humble beginnings, four brothers created a world-famous film company that captured the excitement and flair of the new medium. Hazel Smith discovers the story of Pathé Over a century ago, four brothers born to...

Dispatch from Normandy: Honouring D-Day Veterans on the 75th anniversary

“They died for us. We can’t forget them.” The words of a young French girl who attended the 75th anniversary of D-Day ceremonies at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, France on June 6th, 2019 express...

More than a Pit Stop: Le Mans and Europe’s Iconic Motor Race

Gillian Thornton zooms off to Le Mans to discover the legends behind Europe’s most iconic motor race and follow in the treadmarks of action hero Steve McQueen Late afternoon and my husband and I have...

Out of the Shadows: Omaha Beach Revelations at Maisy Battery

As Europe marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, fascinating stories about the hostilities are still coming to light. Gillian Thornton hears Gary Sterne’s Omaha Beach revelations at Maisy Battery The 75th anniversary of...

12 Iconic Renaissance Sites in the Loire Valley

As the cradle of the French Renaissance, the Val de Loire boasts a wealth of places to explore Related articles: Cradle of the Renaissance: A Celebration in the Loire Valley Things to See and Do in...

Interview with Jean-Denis Rieubland, Executive Chef of Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa

Jean-Denis Rieubland, Meilleur Ouvrier de France, has spent the last 31 years in restaurants, honing his skills at prestigious establishments such as the historic La Tour d’Argent in Paris, and earning two Michelin stars...

Futuroscope: Expect the Unexpected

A different kind of leisure park experience. Get away to one of France’s most popular amusement parks and the only one of its kind in Europe! Dive headlong into the fantastic, fun and festive Futuroscope...

The Fire of Notre-Dame de Paris

Images of Notre-Dame de Paris engulfed in flames caused shock and dismay the world over. A month on, however, we now know that this beloved landmark will be fully restored to its former glory...

Exclusive Recipes from Let’s Eat France! by François-Régis Gaudry and Friends

From timeless classics to a savoury twist on a sweet favourite, food critic François-Régis Gaudry and his band of cuisiniers share their guilty pleasures – and some nifty hacks too. These recipes are from Let’s...

Book Reviews: Dior and his Decorators by Maureen Footer

As Christian Dior's friends, muses and (largely unrecognised) mentors, Victor Grandpierre and Georges Geffroy played quite the hand in shaping the couturier's empire and 'New Look' fashions. It was Grandpierre who masterminded not only...