An Interview with Martin Walker, author of “Bruno, Chief of Police”

Martin Walker, a journalist, novelist, and historian, divides his time between Washington D.C. and a village in the Périgord region of France. He has recently retired after six years as director of the Global...

Choc King Behavior: Interview with Celebrated Pastry Chef Pierre Hermé

Insatiably creative, Pierre Hermé returns to his first passion in his new book. Retracing his longstanding love affair with the cacao bean, the book reveals creations that display the celebrated pastry chef ’s signature chocolate recipes and innovative style, which have...
San Francisco and the Bay, as seen from the top of Twin Peaks

Interview with Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, New Consul General of France in San Francisco

When Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens stepped off the plane in May to take the position of Consul General of France in San Francisco, he was fulfilling a dream. But it was his New Zealand friend, Nick,...
Maiwenn on the set of "Mon Roi"

An Exclusive Interview with Film Director Maïwenn

She has played a snaky-tressed futuristic diva, a wide-eyed teen stalked by a horrific killer, a tough-as-nails investigating photographer from the French Ministry of the Interior, and was handpicked by Karl Lagerfeld to model...
Quartier Saint Roch, Montpellier

Francophile Favourites: An Interview with Sarah Hargreaves

France Today sits down with Sarah Hargreaves, a PR specialist working in Languedoc-Roussillon, who first came to Montpellier when she was 21 and has stayed in the area ever since... What was your first French experience? Living in a...

Leslie Caron Remembers It Well

"Thank Heaven..." is a candid autobiography by the French-American actress, who first danced her way into millions of hearts in An American in Paris.

Interview with Food Stylist Béatrice Peltre

Béatrice Peltre is a food stylist, photographer and author of the award-winning food blog La Tartine Gourmande. In her latest book, My French Family Table, Béatrice presents the kind of colourful and wholesome French recipes that she serves up to her...
Singin in the Rain, théâtre du Châtelet

From Mickey Mouse to Modern Musicals: Interview with Jean-Luc Choplin

Jean-Luc Choplin still remembers the day in 2003 he learned that the directorship of the Théâtre du Châtelet was soon to become vacant. An old friend happened to be on the theatre’s board and thought Choplin would be perfect...

King of the Med: Exclusive Interview with Chef Gérald Passédat

Gérald Passédat is the legendary three Michelin-star chef and owner of Le Petit Nice in Marseille, the city of his birth. He is a passionate champion of seafood cuisine, which also draws upon the many vegetables and...

My France Favourites: Richelle Harrison Plesse

Travel recommendations from the Sydney-born journalist who's a regular contributor to France Today.