Book Reviews: 30-Second Napoleon, The 50 Fundamentals of his Life, Strategies, and Legacy

Napoleon Bonaparte was a man on borrowed time. Every task and duty was expedited with military precision – and timing. He famously gobbled up his déjeuner in a cramp-inducing 10 minutes, dispatched a Spartan...

Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune

Nowhere else in France does the concept of terroir mean more than it does in Burgundy. Alsatian wine is also based on defined plots of land, but grape varietals take prominence; Bordeaux's château estates...

The Angel of the Rue de Turbigo

A colossal, smiling angel surveys the human comedy of Paris unfolding at its feet.

Revisioning Lourdes, the World-Famous Site of Christian Pilgrimage

For 159 years, millions of the faithful from all over the world have flocked to Lourdes, where, it is said, the sick can be healed miraculously. But as 21st-century medicine refuses to declare any...
An Erté 'costume collectif'

From Fashion to Movies: Erté & the History of Art Deco in Paris

The world’s first Art Déco building was the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées built in Paris prior to the First World War. Between the two wars, the style was popularized by designers and artists who used...

France Today Awarded Number 1 French Website!

We are thrilled to be awarded Number One in Feedspot's rankings of the 100 best French websites and blogs for francophiles. This is the most comprehensive list of best French blogs on the internet, and they...

Book Reviews: Tintin, The Art of Hergé

Yes we know, Tintin is not technically French. OK, he’s Belgian. But the intrepid boy-reporter’s rollicking escapades, from the Congolese forest to the deepest fathoms of the sea, have sent mini Frenchies into a...

Puttin’ on the Ritz: The Story Behind the Legendary Paris Hotel

It has a history as rich and famous as some of its star guests and residents, yet it has also fallen on hard times, and well within living memory. The announcement in early 2012 that the Ritz Paris...

Le Français: The Common Language in the New World

Nearly a century before the Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth, now Cape Cod, the French ran a thriving fur trading business from eastern Canada and southward into what became the...

The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook

A new cookbook from bestselling author Mireille Guiliano.