Femmes Résistantes: World War II’s Unsung Warriors

Lest we forget, the brave and dauntless resistance fighters of the Second World War counted among them numerous women, from all walks of life. Jennifer Ladonne looks at some of their stories. On a beautiful...

Exclusive Recipes from ‘Bistro’ by Laura Washburn Hutton

In her book Bistro, Laura Washburn Hutton explores the enduring pleasure of hearty, traditional French cooking as enjoyed in small, intimate and welcoming bistros around the country. Try these delicious, uncomplicated dishes at home! Recipe...

Book Review: Discover France in 100 Destinations

In 12 thematic chapters French historian Franck Ferrand leads us through the most beautiful and iconic cities, sites and landscapes of France. Beautifully illustrated with colour photos, the book showcases the very best of...

O Brotherhood, Where Art Thou?

With their rich history and traditions, the mission of the confréries is to celebrate the passionate producers of ingredients and dishes all around the Hexagon. Justin Postlethwaite reports One Saturday morning in high summer a...
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Book Review: Musée Picasso Paris by Anne Baldassari

Anne Baldassari, former President of the Musée Picasso Paris, presents this comprehensive volume covering all aspects of Picasso’s artistic career, from self-portraits to sculpture to photography, as well as an extensive chronology of his...

Win the Award-Winning Book ‘Petites Gasconneries’ by Perry Taylor

We have teamed up with Perry Taylor to offer a lucky reader the chance to win his award-winning book, 'Petites Gasconneries.' “Through his drawings, Perry Taylor has become a veritable ambassador of Gascony”. Perry Taylor's humorous...
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Who Are the 10 Greatest French People of All Time?

It’s a question that’s impossible to answer. How do you define greatness? How do you compare a king to a scientist to a philosopher? This hasn’t stopped people from trying. In 2005, a French television...

50 Years in Fashion: An Interview with Jean Paul Gaultier

As his legendary catwalk career comes to a close, Jean Paul Gaultier – one of France’s finest, not to mention freakiest, designers – shares with Chloe Govan the highlights of his five decades in...

French Culture: Etiquette Tips for Travellers

We look at the minefield of manners and social mores l’Apéro The French apéritif, or apéro for short, is one of the very building blocks of French social life, an important signal of the end...

Alliance Française in the US Finds Success in Online Learning

When schooling changed to online for most of the world due to strategies to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the Alliance Française chapters did the same with their French language classes and events. The result...