Paris of the Pacific: San Francisco Holds French Focused Heritage Day

The promotional flyer for the upcoming San Francisco Heritage Day 2017 announces: “Once upon a time, the French community in San Francisco…” Historian Dr. Claudine Chalmers completes the sentence in her own way: “…was so large and...

French Riviera: 8 Secret Spots Off the Beaten Path

By foot, boat or car there are many secret spots to discover on the Côte d’Azur. Swerve the crowds for a deeper appreciation of this glorious coastal region, says Justin Postlethwaite A Skipper's Eye View The...

My Life in Paris: Dancing with Zelda

Flushed and flying high now, my sister Wendy and I are kicking back in the arms of two pea-green catbird seats on the terrace at the Café de la Paix. Sure, the icy brews at...

Discovering Dunkerque

Ships past, present and future have shaped France’s third largest port. Gillian Thornton visits Dunkerque ahead of this summer’s blockbuster movie. Look out across the English Channel from Dunkerque's broad, sandy beach and, at any...

Read the Signs: Boulevard Diderot in Paris

One of the capital’s main arteries, the Boulevard Diderot connects Place de la Nation to the Gare de Lyon. But what did its namesake do to deserve such an honour? In fact, you’re likely...

Anne Morgan, “A Great Friend of France”

The Franco-American Museum at Blérancourt has reopened this summer after a decade-long project of renovation and considerable expansion. Mary Winston Nicklin remembers the selfless work of the American woman who founded it. "Look girls!” I...

12 Unmissable Sites: Great Places to Visit in the Limousin

The Limousin is the most sparsely-populated area of mainland France (only Corsica has a lower population density) but that does not mean a shortage of things to do and places to see. The capital, Limoges,...

My Home is My Castle: Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Outside Paris

When an eerie bell rang, I put my champagne glass down and walked along the moat of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte toward the sound. The sun had just set, wisps of light still lingering, and thousands of candles...

A Party in Le Havre: A Summer of Celebrations

The excitement mounted as I joined the revellers on May 27, the date the party got underway. Hundreds of people dressed in over-the-top costumes inspired by themes linked to the city waited in anticipation in front of the Hôtel...

A Complete Guide to Burgundy: Venture Beyond the Vineyards

Though famed for its incomparable vintages and world-class gastronomy, there is more to Burgundy than food and wine as Sylvia Edwards Davis discovers... Burgundy is perhaps best known for its excellent gastronomy and world-class wines,...