Book Review: Paris, Fashion Flair by Marc-Antoine Coulon

Working for the biggest names in couture, Marc-Antoine Coulon celebrates fashion and the spirit of Paris both on and off the runway in this...

Exclusive Recipes from “Un soupçon de sucre” by Trish Deseine

Irish-born chef Trish Deseine shares recipes from her latest cookbook which celebrates sugary treats in all their forms, from cakes, cookies and scones to...

Book Review: Notre-Dame de Paris by Kathy Borrus

On April 15 last year, the world looked on in horror as Notre-Dame blazed in the heart of Paris. Kathy Borrus’s book offers a...

Book Review: Trianon and The Queen’s Hamlet at Versailles

Created by Louis Le Vau for Louis XIV, Trianon was an oasis for the French royal family on the fringes of political life, far...

Book Review: Jacques Henri Lartigue, Published by Flammarion

“When I think about my photo collections (and I rarely do), I say to myself, ‘The only ones that have a chance of entertaining...

Book Review: Dior, Moments of Joy

A brief scan of the preface – a psychoanalytical essay on the mechanisms of joy – tells you this is no ordinary fashion coffee-table...

Your Essential France-Themed Reading List

While much of the world is in quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic, you can still transport yourself to France with a great book....

Book Review: Elegance, The Beauty Of French Fashion

Show of hands who knew that Louis Vuitton’s heir and all-round safety whizz, Georges, invented the first unpickable lock making the bagagiste’s newfangled flat-topped...

Book Review: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

It's one of those classics every man and his dog claims to have read – and with more film and TV adaptations than you...

Armchair Travel in France with Robert Louis Stevenson

Known for his classic novels like Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was an adventurer. Born into a family...