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An Exclusive Excerpt from Mimi Thorisson’s Book, A Kitchen in France

There is a ferry that sails south from the town of Royan, on the Atlantic Ocean, to Le Verdon at the northern tip of...

Visit Le Paraïs, the Provençal Home of Famous French Writer Jean...

Le Paraïs, the home of writer Jean Giono in Manosque, is open only on Friday afternoons and only by appointment. Don’t let this deter...

Driving to the Corniche des Cévennes

Author Rick Lee runs a writing course in the Cévennes. Here, he writes a short story on an experience in France – similar to...

Book Reviews: The Islanders by Pascal Garnier

First published in its original French in 2010, the year of Garnier’s untimely death aged just 61, The Islanders was translated into English last...

Georges Simenon’s Paris: Following in the Footsteps of his Fictional Sleuth,...

No wonder Georges Simenon set most of the Maigret stories in Paris – 63 out of 75 of them in fact. Because Paris is...

Book Review: A Year in Cheese

The brothers behind this superbly presented guide to the seasonal fromages of France and the rest of Europe’s vast array of cheeses certainly have the right...

Chart Your Trip Across France with Michelin

In France, people often say, everything ends up as a song. In the 1950s, while Edith Piaf was warbling about the skies of Paris,...

The All-American Roots of the French Riviera

Madame Marianne Estène-Chauvin is a living, breathing embodiment of the Côte d’Azur. The proprietress of the Hotel Belles Rives, where Woody Allen’s recent Jazz...

Book Reviews: A Day with Marie-Antoinette

When it comes to extravagant adulation, today’s selfie-obsessed celebrities have nothing on Marie-Antoinette, the Austrian-born Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774, when she...

An Inside Peek: New Vintage French Interiors

Coming home. It’s a return to your origins, a safe haven and a space where you can be secure with your friends and family....