Interview with Master Baker Éric Kayser, Plus Recipes from His Book

He may have launched his first boulangerie at 31 but his belated start did not stop Éric Kayser from making his mark in Paris. Two...

An Exclusive Excerpt from “Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days”

From the splendours of Versailles to the dungeons of the Conciergerie, Will Bashor charts the coquettish queen’s harrowing final weeks in solitary confinement, awaiting...

An Interview with Marc Levy, France’s Widest Read Author

Marc Levy is one of France’s – and the world’s – favourite writers. His prolific output is proof that he is also a worker bee. For him, writing...

Book Reviews: The Film Lover’s Paris

Paris doesn’t need to be put on the map, but it continues to surprise with its growing number of must-see locales. In this inspired guide, we are taken through the...

Book Reviews: Brigitte Bardot, My Life in Fashion

Was there a ‘style Bardot’? Not according to the legendary movie star herself, who says in a foreword to this lavish new 300-page book “Je...

In a French Kitchen by Susan Herrmann Loomis

Just before upping sticks from the UK to head across La Manche I read Susan Herrmann Loomis’s On Rue Tatin. If ever we needed the...

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...

Book Reviews: The History of Modern France by Jonathan Fenby

Prolific historian and author Jonathan Fenby has turned a scrupulous eye on France’s recent history, delving into major events and milestones from the revolution of 1789 to the...

From the 1906 Fire to the Internet, French Libraries in San...

The oldest French library in the San Francisco Bay Area is located at the Alliance Française San Francisco (AFSF.)  The newest French library is...

Book Reviews: How to Read Paris, by Chris Rogers

Highly recommended. Subtitled, A Crash Course in Parisian Architecture, this is a sac-sized treat for those flâneurs who would like to delve a little deeper into the French capital’s most singular...