Beautiful Barrels

Barrels and vats, made from ancient French oak trees, were the guardians of the lively wines as they began to mature into greatness.

From the 1906 Fire to the Internet, French Libraries in San Francisco Reinvent Themselves

The oldest French library in the San Francisco Bay Area is located at the Alliance Française San Francisco (AFSF.)  The newest French library is found at the Alliance Française Silicon Valley (AFSCV.) What they...
Roman Days in the Arena

Why Nîmes is the Best Spot in France for History Lovers

France has so many amazing places to visit it's hard to decide where to start. If you're a Roman history buff, you must visit Nîmes. Nîmes is a city where you can see, touch and...
San Francisco boats

Paris of the Pacific: Celebrating San Francisco’s Founding French Community

To highlight its reemergence after a devastating earthquake and fire, San Francisco was chosen as the venue of the 1915 World’s Fair. This year is the centennial of that Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE.) “Un...

Manche

France Today takes a tour around this department Before deploying adjectives and gushing superlatives to evoke the many-splendoured appeal of La Manche – the hunk of land that sticks out of Lower Normandy towards Britain like...

Lozere – Languedoc-Roussillon’s secret department

Discover a land of endless beauty where the great outdoors is king! To say that the Lozere department in the northern Languedoc Roussillon has been largely overlooked by English speaking tourists would be something of...

Cave Art Culture: Exploring the Cavern of Pont d’Arc in Ardèche

In peace and war, good times and bad, France has never scrimped in spending on its cultural monuments. The Louvre, Versailles, and more recent additions such as the Pompidou Centre and the Opéra Bastille...

The Ninth Art?

For an understanding of Charles de Gaulle’s middle way during the Cold War, Astérix might seem an unlikely place to start. After all, Astérix is set in Roman-occupied Gaul, 2,000 years before the general’s...
Medieval Paris

A Detective in Medieval Paris

By the author of the newly released book, Blood Royal, a gripping true story of murder and detection in 15th century Paris.

Catherine Pégard

She’s a small, slim woman with golden brown hair and a discreet elegance. Usually perched on high-heeled pumps, Pégard has recently added comfortable walking shoes to her wardrobe—indispensible for trekking the four miles of...