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Say Bonjour to the New Carreau du Temple in Paris

A historic landmark in the Upper Marais gets a new lease on life.

Festival Pablo Casals: Music without Borders in the Midi-Pyrénées

Prades is located in the Midi-Pyrénées in southern France, near the border with Spain, and the commune became the adopted home of Catalan cellist and conductor Pablo Casals (1876-1973), who took himself into exile...

Cue the Cameras: 67th Cannes International Film Festival

Hollywood royalty descend on the red carpet for the Riviera's most glamorous annual event.

Le Dernier Mot: Se Ressourcer

Lying on a patch of freshly turned earth, I look around, admiring the barren field. I wish that the ground would stay this way: neat, tidy, not a leaf out of place. It is...

Pagnol’s Provençal World

Several years ago, I visited Aubagne near Marseille to research a Christmas piece about the Santons de Provence, the city’s age-old tradition of crafting festive clay figurines known as ‘little saints’. While in Aubagne,...

Parc Zoologique de Paris: A New Species of Zoo

The talk of the town is the reopening of the famous zoo after a 167 million euro renovation.

Travel Savings with the New Côte d’Azur Card

The Côte d’Azur Tourism Office calls it “anti-crise”; we call it brilliant. To attract visitors during the economic crisis, the Comité Régional du Tourisme Riviera Côte d'Azur recently launched a new pass called the Côte d’Azur Card. This...

Parisian Walkways: Rue des Abbesses

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or returning for another sojourn, Montmartre has a way of seducing you. The ancient hilltop neighbourhood, located in Paris’s northern 18th Arondissement, was once a playground for such artists as Renoir,...

Cyrano de Bergerac at the Odéon Theatre in Paris

Equal parts romance and tragedy, this famous work by poet and playwright Edmond Rostand is a classic of French theatre, and the work which introduced the word panache to the English language. This contemporary version,...