2017 Cannes Film Festival: “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” Starring Elle Fanning...

France Today correspondent Anne McCarthy is on location in Cannes to cover the famous film festival. For more of her dispatches and reviews, click here. Talking to crushes at parties is hard to do. Just ask...
Elton John and Spike Lee discuss "The Cut" at Cannes Film Festival.

2017 Cannes Film Festival: Elton John’s “The Cut” and his 3 New Music Videos

France Today correspondent Anne McCarthy is on location in Cannes to cover the famous film festival. For more of her dispatches and reviews, click here. Who would’ve thought Elton John would feel the need to...

Things to See and Do in the French Pays Basque

Indulge yourself from the beaches to the mountainous interior, via the great cities of Bayonne and Biarritz Markets There are great Halles marketplaces in the town centres of both Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Bayonne. Open until lunchtime every day of...

Dispatch from the French Riviera: Inside the 70th Cannes Film Festival

The weather could not be better for the 70th Cannes Film Festival, which is fully underway in the sunny south of France, as of last Wednesday. The famous international film festival is the place major studios...

My Life in Paris: A Fishy Tale?

Ditching my crushed velvet tracksuit for a hat, coat, and bag, I zip out the door. You see, last week, over whisky glasses at the Café Saint-Jean in Abbesses, I had shared with Brigitte a tangled skein of a...

Book Reviews: Brigitte Bardot, My Life in Fashion

Was there a ‘style Bardot’? Not according to the legendary movie star herself, who says in a foreword to this lavish new 300-page book “Je n’ai été jamais à la mode” (“I was never fashionable”). That’s hard...

French Holiday Ideas: The Heritage of Mougins

From ancient history to contemporary culture this picturesque village just 15 minutes from Cannes offers a surprisingly rich cultural banquet MUSEUMS First stop should be the remarkable Musée d’Art Classique et Moderne. Arriving at a medieval townhouse in the old...

French Cinema: Profile of Star Actress Audrey Tautou

The winsome star of Amélie, the most successful French film of all time, turned 40 last year, so it feels like a good moment to consider whether she has shaken off that label of Hepburnesque cuteness that...

Gardens, Grapes and Gastronomy: A Trip to Bourges and the Berry

Whatever age you live in and whatever your line of work, it rarely pays to upstage the boss. Ask anyone in Bourges, third largest town in the Centre region and a great base for exploring the south-east corner of the ancient...

A Hot Afternoon in Provence: Order a PAC à l’eau

It’s your first visit to Provence. It’s summer and you’re in love with the place. You’d give anything to live here and to live as the Provençaux do, to penetrate their secrets. So you hang out in cafés,...