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Roman Days in the Arena

Why Nîmes is the Best Spot in France for History Lovers

France has so many amazing places to visit it's hard to decide where to start. If you're a Roman history buff, you must visit Nîmes. Nîmes is a city where you can see, touch and...
Eddy Mitchell in Paris

Paris Concerts: Eddy Mitchell at the Palais des Sports

Like his compatriot Johnny Hallyday, French musician Eddy Mitchell is famous for adding a distinctly Gallic touch to contemporary American music, and for enjoying a successful career that’s spanned more than half a century....
COLCOA French Film Festival

COLCOA French Film Festival Celebrates 20 Years in L.A.

One of the preeminent French cultural events in the U.S. and the largest French Film Festival worldwide, COLCOA French Film Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary in the theaters of the Directors Guild of America,...
Easter festival in Aix-en-Provence

Music Concerts in Provence: The Easter Festival of Aix-en-Provence

The pedigree of an international music festival is generally measured in decades, but the young Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence, now in its 4th edition, is already establishing itself as a leading classical conclave....
Le Balcon, Paris

Le Balcon: The Restaurant at the Philharmonie de Paris

Whatever you think of Jean Nouvel’s science fiction-inspired architecture, the recently-opened, €1-billion Philharmonie de Paris in the 19th arrondissement’s Villette quartier has completely changed the geography of the city for music-lovers. Now that the much...

See Cats, the Beloved Musical, in Paris

This long-awaited Paris run comes hot on the heels of a recent, triumphant revival in the UK.
Fécos during one of the Carnaval’s afternoon parades

Top French Festivals: Carnaval de Limoux

Mark your calendars for this Occitan celebration in the sunny region of Languedoc-Roussillon.

Nights out in Paris: AMT Live! Musical Theatre Open Mic

The Franco-American theatre company AMT Live!, who are perhaps best known for mounting the French capital’s first ‘off-Broadway’-style productions, host this monthly musical theatre open mic night, which gives the city’s ‘show tune’ fans...

Carmen/ Suite Flamenca at the Casino de Paris

French composer Georges Bizet’s legendary Carmen, the tale of a seductive, gypsy femme fatale, and Suite Flamenca combine for a fiery, passionate double performance by La Compagnie Antonio Gades, Spain’s premier flamenco troupe. Both...

Alexandre Desplat and the London Symphony Orchestra

The man behind the musical scores of some of your favourite films at the Philharmonie de Paris.