The statue of the legendary D’Artagnan, one of Gascony’s most famous sons, in the stunning town of Auch, which is also home to a collection of Pre-Columbian art

Step Back in Time in Gers

Home of the legendary Musketeers, Gers lies at the heart of historic Gascony. Gillian Thornton explores this rural département, rich in heritage and tradition. Whichever way you look at it, the perched community of Lectoure...
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Brittany Ferries Navigates Choppy Waters – but New Ships Are on the Radar

For Brittany Ferries and its customers – it’s summer, but not as they know it. An ever-changing coronavirus context has seen a web of travel restrictions on the Channel, including testing before and after...
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Read the Signs: Rue Des Anglais in Paris

The English are Coming! La rue des Anglais appears on maps of Paris in 1760, snaking its way through the 5th arrondissement from rue Lagrange to the swish boulevard Saint-Germain. But its origins go much...
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The Timeless Charms of Normandy: What’s New in 2021

With its long sandy beaches, lush interior and rich history, Normandy has always offered an idyllic French fix. But this year, Gillian Thornton finds plenty of new reasons to visit too. Cruise into Caen-Ouistreham with...
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American Friends Musée d’Orsay to Toast its 10th Anniversary

The American Friends Musée d’Orsay (AFMO) is a U.S. non-profit organisation initiated by American citizens who recognised the contribution made by the Musée d’Orsay to American museums and to the American public. In 2008, motivated...
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Coco Chanel, The Life and Times of an Icon

In the first of this two-part series, Chloe Govan explores Coco Chanel’s journey from an orphanage childhood of abject poverty to the founder of a classic, multimillion-euro fashion brand. From a poorhouse in Saumur, to...
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Parisian Walkways: The Bouquinistes of Paris

Jeffrey T Iverson browses through Paris’s famous outdoor bookstalls to meet the ‘brave merchants of wit’ who have lined the banks of the Seine for hundreds of years. What is the most quintessential symbol of...
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Save the Date: The 2021 American Library in Paris Gala

On September 23rd, 2021, for the first time in over a year, the American Library in Paris will hold an in-person event, their annual Gala Dinner. This event is the Library’s most important fundraiser...
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Canal Barge Cruises: A Uniquely Intimate Way to Explore France

Canal Cruising is a great way to visit some of the quieter corners of France. Accommodating a maximum of 22 passengers, these intimate barges have a private feel. Sail by picturesque landscapes, exploring fascinating...
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The French Adventures of James Bond

While the world awaits the new James Bond movie 'No Time To Die', Chloe Govan follows in the glamorous footsteps of 007 and his escapades across France. When the new Bond film was titled No...