Executive Master vs Executive MBA: Studying Technology and Management in France

Even though EMBAs are highlighted for executives, the École Polytechnique Executive Master may be a better alternative when mixing core management skills with innovation and technology. This interview with Opal Fritz-Nicholls, Programme Director, will...

NAUSICAA Unveils Europe’s Biggest Aquarium Tank

Boulogne-sur-Mer’s world famous aquarium NAUSICAA is set to unveil to the public a new exhibition this May 19th with a focus on the open sea. The enormous new tank, which has a capacity of...

Every Street Sign Tells a Story: A History Lesson in France

France’s streets and squares provide a unique history lesson for travellers. Gillian Thornton digs deeper into the French national identity Wandering round the historic centre of Chartres, map in hand, I stopped on the river...

CIEL de Strasbourg: The Best French Language Schools

A specialised French language school in the exciting city of Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace.

Exclusive Excerpt: “(Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living” by Mark Greenside

Hitting bookstores this week, Mark Greenside's latest memoir continues the journey started in his first popular book, I’ll Never Be French. Two decades ago, Greenside bought a house in Brittany and the quirks of French...

History of the Resistance: Exploring Castelnau-sur-l’Auvignon in the Gers

On the pilgrim path of Saint Jacques between Le Romieu and Condom is Castelnau-sur-l'Auvignon, a commune in the Gers department of southwest France. It looks unremarkable at first glance but appearances can be deceptive...

City Focus: Rennes in Brittany

Many a French city has surprised me over the years, most of them in a good way, but Rennes has so far been the only one to make me feel guilty. I hadn’t walked...

Why it’s a Great Time to Visit Auvers-sur-Oise

Long revered by art lovers for its van Gogh connection, charming Auvers-sur-Oise is busy talking up its Impressionist pedigree – and it’s something worth shouting about. We’re going to go ahead and say it: the...

Read the Signs: La Croisette, “The Little Cross” in Cannes

Cannes evokes visions of glimmering azure waters, swaying palm trees, fine beaches, and the glitz and glamour of the playground of the rich and famous. In line with this image, the main coastal boulevard,...

Blast from the Past: Return of the Fairy and Resurfacing Drinks in France

Banned for the best part of a century for nudging good men to the brink of insanity, absinthe has made a meteoric comeback of late. But despite its recent rehabilitation, the Green Fairy remains...