Our Favourite Things in France: Armchair Travel to the Hexagon

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe and many of us are in quarantine, we reached out to our contributors to share some of their France favourites. So that even if you're stuck at...

Paris Memories: Reflections During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Strolling the streets and parks of Paris, pretending I live in the 6th arrondissement, and tasting my way through upscale chocolate shops, local patisseries, and good restaurants are now done only in my memories....

48 Hours in Marseille

Whilst Marseille has always been a hub of activity thanks to its status as one of France’s major ports, it has now grown to be not only the country’s second-biggest city but also one...

What’s Hot in Paris for 2020

The City of Light is in a constant state of flux, says Jennifer Ladonne, with openings, refurbishments and one-off experiences offering culture vultures something new each time they pay a visit When Ernest Hemingway described...

Read the Signs: Rue Vaugirard in Paris

Paris’s longest street, and its even longer history The rue de Vaugirard starts at boulevard Saint-Michel, outside the Sorbonne University, and travels westwards across two arrondissements to end at the Porte de Versailles, tracing its...

Dining at Le Jules Verne atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris

After being completely redesigned and redecorated by the talented Paris-based interior architect Aline Asmar d’Amman, this celebrated restaurant at the Eiffel Tower reopened at the end of August with a new menu by chef...

La Culture: Art News and Must-See Exhibits in Lille, Picardy, Paris

Mediterranean Reverie In the 1880s, artists flocked to the Mediterranean and plunged into a magical new approach to light and colour. Now you can lose yourself inside a different paradise, seen through the eyes of...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Saint-Blaise, A Village in Eastern Paris

Just half an hour from the heart of touristic Paris you can be in a historic neighbourhood that still maintains its village feel. Jeffrey T Iverson gets on a bus to Charonne... After a stirring...

In the Criminal-Catching Footsteps of Alphonse Bertillon

Described by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself as better than Sherlock Holmes, this Parisian petty clerk came to change the world of criminology. Chloe Govan explains why we should stop confusing him with a...

Madame’s Collection: Helena Rubinstein at the Musée du Quai Branly

Cosmetics mogul Helena Rubinstein was as intuitive an art collector as she was a savvy entrepreneur. Her pioneering role in the recognition of art from Africa and Oceania helped elevate such works from being considered...