Editor’s App Choice: busuu, Learn French for Free

First things first: this language-learning app, busuu, is free to download and use, and so its merits and failings should be assessed from a viewpoint of cost-efficiency. The concept of matching photos with words...

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...
Hello Tomorrow summit in Paris

Hello Tomorrow: Start-Ups Make Travel Better Now and in the Future

Impressionists were entrepreneurs. That was how Michael Bloomberg, Founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., put the nature of the risks and benefits of start-up innovation into perspective. Speaking at a panel discussion at Hello Tomorrow,...
San Francisco and the Bay, as seen from the top of Twin Peaks

Interview with Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, New Consul General of France in San Francisco

When Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens stepped off the plane in May to take the position of Consul General of France in San Francisco, he was fulfilling a dream. But it was his New Zealand friend, Nick,...

EU Bans Mobile Roaming Charges

Today is a fine day for regular visitors to France and the EU Since the first mobile phones came into circulation, network companies have charged extortionate prices on mobile roaming. When smartphones with internet access...

Editor’s App Choice: Visit 47

With an increasing number of Francophiles using their tablets and smartphones as an integral part of planning travel for trips to France, it’s great to see that plenty of local tourist boards are creating...
France 24 app

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...

French Start-Ups, Technology and Apps to Help Travellers: Dispatch from Mobile World Congress

It’s not about the features on the phone any more, it’s about connectivity, and how smart apps can sense, map, share, solve, protect and entertain by using seamless connectivity throughout the world. That’s the “creating...
Immersion France, the app

Editor’s App Choice: Immersion France

Language learning in France is big news (it’s the second most widely learned language in the world), bringing in thousand of visitors to the country. Estimates show that more than 130,000 students and foreigners arrive each year in...