Erik Satie

On Écoute: Erik Satie

Rediscovering the 19th-century maverick Lambasted by some and lauded by others, Satie's work (and outlandish behaviour) divided public opinion. A “phonometrographer”. That's how Erik Satie described himself – not as a musician, but as someone who...
Paris Fashion Flair book

Book Review: Paris, Fashion Flair by Marc-Antoine Coulon

Working for the biggest names in couture, Marc-Antoine Coulon celebrates fashion and the spirit of Paris both on and off the runway in this glamorous and evocative book. The anthology of sketches, collages and...
Alliance Francaise

Lessons from Alliance Française: How to Make Online French Classes Successful

The world of learning went online with the pandemic, including U.S. Alliance Française French classes. Just like their peers at public and private schools and colleges, the staff at every Alliance Française had to...
Rémi Gaillard

Introducing French Funnyman Rémi Gaillard

We can all use a few laughs these days, so let me introduce you to French prankster Rémi Gaillard. Gaillard makes videos that are short, funny, and very popular—they’ve been viewed over 2 billion times....
Vaults in citerne

Castle Capers: Exploring a Village Gem in Provence

One of our first missions on holidays in France is to search for the local tourist office (office de tourisme or syndicat d’initiative). Invariably, good advice in a number of languages is available plus...

On Écoute: L’Indécis

Unwind with the chill-hop master For those unfamiliar with chill-hop, welcome to your initiation. C'est simple. Find a snug nook, slip on your best pair of headphones and sink into sensory bliss – this is...
Edgar Degas, The Curtain

Degas at the Opéra Virtual Tour

Degas at the Opéra was open for less than two weeks before the Gallery closed, so we have gathered a selection of opportunities to experience the exhibition from home. We hope you enjoy the first show...
Grande Plage, Biarritz

Top 12 Cultural Attractions in the Pays Basque

Twelve places to visit on the Basque Coast and further inland Related article: Great Destinations: Basque in Glory GRANDE PLAGE, BIARRITZ This broad beach is overlooked by Napoleon’s former palace, the seafront casino and the lighthouse. Spend...

COVID-19 and the Search for a Taste of France in Los Angeles

As a true Francophile and avid gastronome, I am always on the quest for a superb restaurant in Los Angeles with a French flair. One year ago, I had the pleasure of dining and...
Nantes

The City Sniffers: The Most Fragrant Towns in France

Take a perfumed tour of the Hexagon at these five spots Nantes Nantes is set to acquire its own signature perfume in 2020. In a bid to capture the city’s unique essence, three professional ‘noses’ will...