How to Drive Your European Getaway

Discover Short-term Car Leasing for Tourists in Europe The following news might be alarming: Leasing a car can be the least expensive option for a vacation getaway.  Now that we sounded the alarm, yes its...

A Guide to Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, the Famous Flea Market

The famous flea market at the capital’s northern edge may not be the bargain hunter’s dream of yore, but antique lovers, vintage buffs and flâneurs looking for a little piece of Paris rarely leave...

Not Your Typical Classroom: Live and Learn en Provence

If you want to learn French, properly, you will need to put some work in, but, as Dominic Bliss discovered, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself at the same time This is not your...

Every Street Sign Tells a Story: A History Lesson in France

France’s streets and squares provide a unique history lesson for travellers. Gillian Thornton digs deeper into the French national identity Wandering round the historic centre of Chartres, map in hand, I stopped on the river...

Read the Signs: La Croisette, “The Little Cross” in Cannes

Cannes evokes visions of glimmering azure waters, swaying palm trees, fine beaches, and the glitz and glamour of the playground of the rich and famous. In line with this image, the main coastal boulevard,...

French Start-Ups, Technology and Apps to Help Travellers: Dispatch from Mobile World Congress

It’s not about the features on the phone any more, it’s about connectivity, and how smart apps can sense, map, share, solve, protect and entertain by using seamless connectivity throughout the world. That’s the “creating...

Feel at Home “Au Café”: How To Order Coffee Like a French Native

Géraldine Lepère is the founder of Comme une Française, where she delivers French language and culture lessons to expats, visitors, and worldwide francophiles. So you’re in France and you don’t want to feel like a...

My France Favourites: Hazel Smith

France Today magazine is proud to have an expert team of contributors, whose knowledge of France is vast and inspiring. In a series of interviews highlighting “France Favourites,” we shine the spotlight on our team....

My France Favourites: Dominic Bliss

France Today magazine is proud to have an expert team of contributors, whose knowledge of France is vast and inspiring. In a series of interviews highlighting "France Favourites," we shine the spotlight on our...

Back to School on the Riviera: Institut de Français in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Eighty students, 19 nationalities, and 8 hours a day of intensive French language instruction – these are only a few of the factors that have drawn diplomats, politicians, and Francophiles (like me) from around...