Les Baux de Provence: 22 Historical Monuments

A must-see village in the heart of the Alpilles While Les Baux de Provence is more of a tourist site rather than an active village - there are only 500 inhabitants - it still remains...

Piece of Cake: Interview with Bruno de Monte, Director of Ferrandi Paris

For close to 100 years, Ferrandi Paris has whipped novices into world-class chefs and pâtissiers. As the prestigious School of Culinary Arts releases its first pastry book in English, director Bruno de Monte takes...

Read the Signs: Rue des Martyrs in Paris

What's the story behind this street, the path taken by a beheaded saint? Running from Pigalle’s Église Notre-Dame-de-Lorette up to the Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre, the rue des Martyrs is rumoured to have taken its name...

Cook Like a ‘Bonne Femme’ to Celebrate Spring

Alors, le printemps est arrivé! Yet my favorite French author, Colette, often warned of “those deceptive spring days” that start out promisingly warm until a sudden bout of chilly wind and rain whips up out of nowhere...

Ski Season in Grenoble

Grenoble is a vibrant city surrounded by three mountain ranges and more than 200 ski resorts.
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Editor’s App Choice: France 24

France 24 is an international, Paris-based news and current affairs television channel launched in 2006 whose mission statement is to “cover international current events from a French perspective and to convey French values throughout...
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Saint Pierre and Miquelon: France Far-off, France Forever

Fog-ridden. Weather-beaten. A treeless outcrop crusted with the spit of the sea. This seems to be the standard first impression of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, a tiny cluster of French islands tucked beneath the vastness...

Read the Signs: Rue Marie-Stuart in Paris

How a street lost its ribald name (perhaps...) According to the story... One day Mary Queen of Scots asked an innocent question. Following her all-too-brief marriage to Francis II, the Dauphin of France, the teenage...

The Côtes-d’Armor: Brittany’s Best-Kept Secret

Home to the atmospheric Pink Granite Coast, with its dramatic capes and glorious beaches, smatterings of historic villages and ancient landmarks, Côtes-d'Armor is Brittany's best-kept secret. Keen to explore its rich heritage? Here are...

Najac castle in the Aveyron

If the word château conjures up epic battles and soaring ramparts in your imagination, Najac Castle in the Aveyron is a must-visit site. Situated in the west of the department, the fortified castle of...