American Library Centennial Gala

American Library in Paris Centennial Gala

The American Library in Paris recently celebrated its Centennial Gala, an amazing testament to an institution that has withstood the test of time including two World Wars, the Depression, and now COVID-19. The American...
jewellery craftsman Didier Guillemain

Parisian Walkways: Passage du Grand-Cerf

“Come, lovers of Paris, come to Passage Brady all filled with furs, to Passage du Grand-Cerf dressed in its delicate lace of ironwork, to Passage Sainte-Anne, whose guardian is a cat, to Passage du...

Reviewed: Jeff Koons at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

An exploration of the unique vision of the Pennsylvania-born iconoclast.

10 Reasons to Visit Gers-Gascony

Venture to the land of d’Artagnan for picturesque medieval villages, glorious rolling countryside and an abundance of arts, crafts and festivals, not to mention heavenly food, wines and Armagnac.  1. Scenic Relaxation Soak up the hills...

Nausicaá and the Beating Heart of Boulonnais

Making a beeline for Nausicaá, Boulogne’s aquatic showstopper, Rhiannon Rees ends up discovering a deeply historic area tied to Britain and the sea To some, Boulonnais is a mark on the map, a vague belt...

A la prochaine! Saying Goodbye to a Long Hot Mediterranean Summer

As John Stark (Game of Thrones) would say, “Winter is coming!” Time to put away the sunglasses and swim suits. The days of lounging on warm Mediterranean beaches has ended for another year, and...

Taste the Terroir: Following the Provence Wine Route

We see how a mapped trip along the Provence Wine Route takes its aficionados much closer to grape heaven, and we chart the ancient history and immediate future of the region’s famous rosé. There is no...
vintage shop Paris

My Life in Paris: A Herbalist Remedy

Rain starts spattering the pavement in Place de Clichy as I arrive, sans parapluie, panting from the mad dash down the hill from Montmartre-Abbesses. I rap-a-tap-tap not so gently on the locked mustard-coloured door, desperately seeking a divine...

Enchanted Noël at Vaux le Vicomte

It's always been a magical place. The château of Vaux le Vicomte, 35 miles southeast of Paris, is a jewel box of a castle nestled in the same hilly green region that produces fromage de...

Take a Quiz: 10 Classic French Cars

Test your knowledge of the Hexagone's most iconic vehicles.