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...

Exploring the Magnificent Bois de Vincennes in Paris

The eastern ‘Lung of Paris’, the Bois de Vincennes is a haven for wildlife and a playground for Parisians. Jennifer Ladonne explores its manifold delights Though Paris was a major instigator (and indeed the host)...

Things to See and Do in Picardy

Must-do events for your diary, sites to explore, arts, sports and culture Related article: Picardy at Peace REMEMBRANCE For an overview of the 1914-18 conflict on the Somme, visit the tunnels of the Somme 1916 Museum in...

Gateway to Mont-Saint-Michel: All Roads Lead to Pontorson

Scroll back to the year 1030, when Norman war bands set up camp on the River Couesnon, and you’ll find the beginnings of the gateway town of Pontorson, so-named after the Norman leader, Monsieur...

Read the Signs: The Promenade des Anglais in Nice

One of the most iconic boulevards in France, the Promenade des Anglais stretches 7km around Nice‘s Bay of Angels. The busy street is lined with shops, hotels and restaurants, and the city’s festivals all...