30+ of The “Plus Beaux Villages de France”

30+ of The “Plus Beaux Villages de France”

France is full of enchanting villages and among the approximately 30,000 communes there are undoubtedly thousands of beautiful ones. However, officially there are exactly 159 Plus Beaux Villages de France - 159 most beautiful villages of all. But how can there be such...

Van Gogh Immersive Exhibition in Provence

Van Gogh Immersive Exhibition in Provence

Van Gogh La Nuit Etoilée – Starry Night – at les Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux de Provence is an extraordinary immersive art exhibition in an old limestone quarry deep in Provence.  This breathtaking experience is the product of incredible new technology developed...

Snapshots of Strasbourg

Snapshots of Strasbourg

Happy New Year everyone!  Bonne année!  A new year, new beginnings, back to school today...and yet, I've still got one more christmassy post for you.  Indulge me!  I know most of you are probably done with the festivities, but technically it's still the Christmas...

Daily Bread – the French Baguette

Daily Bread – the French Baguette

France is a country that takes its bread very seriously and in particular the baguette reigns supreme. This simple stick of bread in a sense symbolises France and is a celebrated part of French national culture, recognised instantly by foreigners and idolised by the...

The French Flag – le Tricolore

The French Flag – le Tricolore

        Flags on the Cannes Town Hall for VE Day The national flag of France was designed in 1794 and having been through a few variations over the years its design was definitively written into the constitution in 1958.  It comprises three equal vertical bands of...

Nice and the Francophonie Games

Nice and the Francophonie Games

This weekend sees the beginning of the 7th Francophonie Games (les 7èmes Jeux de la Francophonie) in Nice. What on earth is this? Well, it's sort of, very roughly, France's equivalent of the Commonwealth Games (which probably doesn't mean much either to my American...

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