Viva Leonardo da Vinci! Renaissance Events in the Loire Valley

Celebrating the quincentenary of the French Renaissance in Centre-Val de Loire Related article: Cradle of the Renaissance: A Celebration in the Loire Valley The 500th anniversary of the French Renaissance will be celebrated in 2019 with...

Reflections on “The Greatest Generation” and D-Day in France

My relationship with the D-Day invasion began before I was born. My father landed on Omaha Beach in June, 1944 and I came along later as part of the ‘post war Baby Boom generation’. Dad...

The 75th Anniversary of D-Day

The 6th June 2019 will mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and The Battle of Normandy with many events taking place throughout Normandy to commemorate the heroes who fought and lost their...

Thirst for Knowledge: Wine Immersion Experiences in France

Jeffrey T Iverson reveals the top intensive classes for those who want to be able to do more than navigate the crisp whites and robust reds in their local wine shop, including a luxury...

Le Dernier Mot: Inside Job

An unlatched portillon opens the floodgates of Kristin Espinasse’s overactive imagination Returning home from my morning walk, I noticed my mom pacing in the garden. “Kristi,” she said. “The front gate was open.” The two...

Remembering Balzac on the 220th Anniversary of his Birth

Debtor, caffeine addict and prolific writer, Honoré de Balzac has been all but forgotten by his beloved hometown of Tours. On the 220th anniversary of his birth, Marion Sauvebois joins the quest to put...

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...

High and Dry in Space: Interview with Director Claire Denis

Always thought-provoking, iconic director Claire Denis takes a familiar genre for her latest film and breaks the mould. It’s about what it means to be human, she tells Lanie Goodman When it was first announced...