Words and Photos for a Devastated Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

A devastating fire broke out in Notre-Dame cathedral on Monday night, and the world watched in horror as this iconic city monument burned. Thankfully Paris's brave firefighters were able to extinguish the flames late...

Read the Signs: Rue Cler in Paris

An epicurean street and a soldier’s demise This bustling street in the swish Gros-Caillou neighbourhood of the 7th arrondissement is one of the best foodie streets in Paris. Celebrated American cook and author Julia Child...

A Fallen Nobleman: Following the Footsteps of the Marquis de Sade in France

Chloe Govan discovers the dark heart of the Marquis de Sade, tracing his footsteps through Paris, Provence and an infamous fortress christened the Bastille of the Alps Nestled in the majestic foothills of the Savoie...

Crème de la crème: The Origins of Sweet Chantilly

Liberally slathered on fresh berries, swirled on Café liégeois or piped on crêpes, crème Chantilly has hit the sweet spot since Catherine de’ Medici introduced it to the French court in the 16th century....

Things to See and Do in Midi-Pyrénées

There is plenty to entertain you here, above and below ground, and even in the sky Related articles: Great Destinations: Midi-Pyrénées, Lighting the Way Top 12 Most Iconic Sites in the Midi-Pyrénées BOATING TRIPS Ride in a flat-bottomed...

The Centenary of the Legendary Victorine Studios in Nice

As Nice prepares to celebrate the centenary of its "Little Hollywood", we look back on the Victorine Studios' tumultuous history... Jet-set glamour and tragedy with a soupçon of scandal, La Victorine's tangled history is worthy...

Sweet Taste of Success: France’s Oldest Bonbon

As its birthplace prepares to celebrate its 1,300th anniversary, Marion Sauvebois lifts the lid on France’s oldest bonbon No bigger than a pea and scarcely a gram a pop, what it lacks in size the...

Discover the Chateau de Fontainebleau, the House of Kings

Louis XIV came to Fontainebleau to escape the pressures of Versailles and Napoleon chose it over any palace in France. His “true house of kings” still has no equal, writes Jennifer Ladonne Only 43 miles...

Win a Reproduction of Simone De Beauvoir’s ‘Rescued’ Manuscript Worth $232 (US Entrants Only)

We’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win a reproduction of the original manuscript of De Beauvoir’s seminal feminist text, The Second Sex.. ❋ A precious window into the pioneering philosopher’s thought process and...

Berthe Morisot and Édouard Manet: Painters in Paris

Berthe Morisot, one of the great Impressionists, was also the muse of Édouard Manet. The two may even have been in love – at least until she married his brother. Hazel Smith investigates. At a...