A Fallen Nobleman: Following the Footsteps of the Marquis de Sade in France

Chloe Govan discovers the dark heart of the Marquis de Sade, tracing his footsteps through Paris, Provence and an infamous fortress christened the Bastille of the Alps Nestled in the majestic foothills of the Savoie...

High and Dry in Space: Interview with Director Claire Denis

Always thought-provoking, iconic director Claire Denis takes a familiar genre for her latest film and breaks the mould. It’s about what it means to be human, she tells Lanie Goodman When it was first announced...

Crème de la crème: The Origins of Sweet Chantilly

Liberally slathered on fresh berries, swirled on Café liégeois or piped on crêpes, crème Chantilly has hit the sweet spot since Catherine de’ Medici introduced it to the French court in the 16th century....

Nostalgix at 60: Astérix the Gaul’s Big Anniversary

Ahead of Astérix the Gaul's 60th anniversary, we take a peek at what's in store for fans on this diamond jubilee year “Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well not entirely! One small village...

Book Reviews: Let’s Eat France! by François-Régis Gaudry

Who said good things only come in small packages? At a knee-buckling 3kg, and counting, François-Régis Gaudry’s definitive French cookbook is one heck of a heavyweight... Midway between encyclopedia and recipe book, the acclaimed...

Interview with Janet Hulstrand, Author of “Demystifying the French”

Travelling to France and baffled by the cultural code? Keen for insights even as a long-time expatriate? Pick up a new book by Janet Hulstrand-- writer, editor, writing coach, teacher, and France Today contributor--...

Au Café: Learn French Language and Etiquette

Françoise Giordano de FastTrackFrench.com donne rendez-vous à son amie Charlotte dans un petit café à Hossegor. Mais elles n’arrivent pas à se décider... LE SERVEUR: Bonjour mesdames, installez-vous et je suis à vous dans 5...

Things to See and Do in Midi-Pyrénées

There is plenty to entertain you here, above and below ground, and even in the sky Related articles: Great Destinations: Midi-Pyrénées, Lighting the Way Top 12 Most Iconic Sites in the Midi-Pyrénées BOATING TRIPS Ride in a flat-bottomed...

Technology Makes Us Better Travellers: Dispatch from Mobile World Congress

There’s a theory to disconnect from mobile devices when travelling to allow a rest from work distractions, but there are ways to stay connected that make travelling easier and smarter. In fact, technology makes...

Book Reviews: A Beer in the Loire by Tommy Barnes

Stuck in a dead-end job and failing miserably to make it as a stand-up comedian, Tommy Barnes is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. So when luck smiles upon him (in a manner...