EU Bans Mobile Roaming Charges

Today is a fine day for regular visitors to France and the EU Since the first mobile phones came into circulation, network companies have charged extortionate prices on mobile roaming. When smartphones with internet access...

American Chefs Win the Prestigious Bocuse d’Or Competition

For the first time in the 30-year history of the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition, a team of American chefs took home the gold medal. There were 24 countries competing, and Norway placed second, while...

Grand Musée du Parfum Opens in Paris

The Grand Musée du Parfum opens its doors in Paris in a majestic converted mansion at 73 Rue de Faubourg Saint Honoré (where else?) in the heart of Paris’s Golden Triangle. The museum, entirely...

The Treachery of Images: Magritte in Paris

Apples, bowler hats, umbrellas, and a famous non-pipe. The comprehensive retrospective of René Magritte’s work at the Centre Pompidou not only immerses us into his puzzling visual code but also into the mind of Magritte the...
Poster of Nuit Blanche Paris 2016 by Fabrice Hyber

Paris Pours its Heart into Nuit Blanche Art Festival

Fall in love with Paris all over again on a ‘sleepless night’ of contemporary art. Every year in the fall, Paris offers an incredible event from dusk till dawn, prompting visitors and Parisians to engage with the...

Art in Provence: Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival

The city of Arles in the south of France, with its dazzling light and easy living, has long had an exceptional relationship with art – and it keeps getting better. Every summer for the...
Nice, France

Requiem for 2016 Bastille Day in Nice

On Thursday night I was awake late, messaging my French friends who live in or near Nice, where a man had just “weaponized” a truck and killed holiday bystanders, including children. Tragedy begets emails and...

Announcing the Brand New FranceToday.com

Welcome to the new FranceToday.com. After many months of work, we are thrilled to debut the new look for France Today’s website. Founded in 1985, France Today has continuously published the latest travel, culinary,...

Picasso Painting Worth €25 Million Seized by French Customs

In an intriguing set of circumstances, a Picasso painting worth €25 million ($27 million) was recently seized by French customs from a luxury yacht moored off  the southern coast of Corsica. Called “Head of...

Travel News: Paris Orly Airport Modernises

If you’ve flown out of Paris Orly airport recently, you might have been struck by a strange sight: a gigantic collage of portraits—à la JR at the Panthéon—plastered onto the façade of the South...