Read the Signs: Rue des Martyrs in Paris

What's the story behind this street, the path taken by a beheaded saint? Running from Pigalle’s Église Notre-Dame-de-Lorette up to the Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre, the rue des Martyrs is rumoured to have taken its name...

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What about immersing yourself in the French language and culture, in Toulouse, city of incomparable charm, nestled in the middle of Occitanie, within reach of both the Mediterranean Sea beaches and the tracks and pistes...

This Book About a Homeless Puppy in Paris is Perfect for Budding Francophiles

Hudson is the consummate Parisian. He’s a gourmet — he loves good food. He’s a cinéphile — he loves classic movies. And he’s a flâneur — he loves his adopted city, which he’s explored...

Kindred Spirits: Creative Cocktail Recipes for Apéritif Hour

Ready to shake up your apéro game? From light and fruity to devilishly stiff, Kate Hawkings’s cocktail recipes will have you raising a glass. Excerpted with permission from "Aperitif" by Kate Hawkings, published by...

Ladies First: Interview with Filmmaker Tonie Marshall

Firebrand filmmaker Tonie Marshall’s feminist drama Number One is causing quite the stir – not least because of its measured depiction of women in power. France’s first (and only) award-winning female director tells Marion...

Enjoying the High Life on the Northern Coast

Dominic Bliss explores France’s northern coast, a glorious region of rolling coastal cliffs and vast sandy beaches, awash with history and gastronomy There are still dead bodies deep beneath the beach at Zuydcoote. When the...

Standing Before a King: Vauban’s Legacy in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Ten years since the legacy of France’s greatest military engineer was recognised by UNESCO, Sue Smith travels to Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to see the mark Vauban left on his homeland "Burgundy?” said my friends, eyes wide like...

Book Reviews: Le Selfie Gascon by Perry Taylor

Poking good-natured fun at his adopted Gascony is a force of habit for cartoonist Perry Taylor. “It’s a British trait,” he laughs. “I like to look at a situation from different angles, to find...

Recipes from The Cook’s Atelier in Beaune, Burgundy

The mother-daughter team behind The Cook’s Atelier, Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini, share some tasty treats from their French cooking school-- located in Beaune in the heart of Burgundy. These lovely recipes are...

Remembering Oradour-sur-Glane

As Remembrance Day approaches (November 11), we are reminded of the horrors of war and of the soldiers who have given their service and often their life in the name of freedom. The day...