The Route of the Cathars

Bewitching as it is, this region has a grisly and turbulent past involving religious persecution. Susan Aran follows in the footsteps of the Cathars as she explores this part of Languedoc’s fascinating history Cathar country...

My France Favourites: Dominic Bliss

France Today magazine is proud to have an expert team of contributors, whose knowledge of France is vast and inspiring. In a series of interviews highlighting "France Favourites," we shine the spotlight on our...

Then and Now: Cycling the Tour de France Route in 1957

Australian writer, Catherine Berry, talks to British cyclist, Peter Newman, about his personal 1957 Tour de France. CB: In 1955, you were 22, living in the UK and hooked on cycling. You took part in...

All Hail the King of Pork: Interview with Stéphane Reynaud, Plus Recipes

Stéphane Reynaud has dropped the T-bomb: tofu. I brace myself for the “Gotcha” that is sure to follow. He is, after all, the swine-whisperer, proud scion of village butchers and bestselling author of Pork...

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...

The Stars of Cannes 2017: Exclusive Interviews with Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric & Jeanne...

Lanie Goodman caught up with the actors behind two of the biggest success stories at this summer’s film festival LET THE SUNSHINE IN Juliette Binoche stars as a middle-aged painter looking for love In French director Claire Denis’s...

Interview with Author Carol Drinkwater about her New Novel, The Lost Girl

Like a tidal wave, the senselessness of the Paris attacks poured out of her. Carol Drinkwater described the images of strewn bodies gleaned on news reels that night. She committed to paper the caterwaul of the ambulances shattering the stillness...

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 decades on, the boulanger is at the helm of a global...

The Young Face of Cognac: Baptiste Loiseau, Cellar Master at Rémy Martin

When Rémy Martin chose fresh-faced Baptiste Loiseau to take on its illustrious mantle three years ago, the decision raised a few eyebrows. Thrust into the thick of it at just 34, cognac’s youngest cellar master had his work cut out to prove...

Interview with the Chef: James Martin’s French Adventure

It’s been 35 years since TV chef James Martin first learned the ins and outs of vegetable prep amid the chaos of a French Michelin-starred kitchen. Back on his old stomping ground at long last for...