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Riding the Métro by Clay McLachlan Riding the Métro in Paris is always interesting, never dull, and often amazing. Sometimes it is crowded beyond comfort as I take my five year-old daughter to school and I...

When this writer was young, travelling through Paris in the family car on the way to Spain, it came as a shock to discover the Fermeture Annuelle. What was the matter? Didn’t they want our...

  In the cluster of wines produced by the Dillon family there are the great Chateau Haut-Brion and Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion. But in another corner of their land lies a small vineyard called Chateau La Tour...

  Petit Piège au Grand Palais was the smallest gastronomic restaurant ever, perched on a balcony high above the Palais. The Nef Sugar Bar was also on the balcony and Moet & Lobster served bio-homard...

You have walked the streets of Paris, shopped at the Open Markets, discovered delectable shops and narrowed your search to one or two favorite arrondissements.  Now you’re ready to locate your dream apartment and...

MondayGemini 21 May- 21 June The moon is in Sagittarius in your 7th house. You’re feeling obsessive about major changes in your work, career or lifestyle  5.45 a.m. Even the cornflakes are...

What do Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Château Haut-Brion and Château Mouton Rothschild have in common? Besides being monster French Reds they were classified First Growths in 1855 (with one exception) by...

  France News of the Week by our news partner, Le Figaro in English ___________________________________________________ French Reporter First International Journalist to Die in Syria On Wednesday, French reporter Gilles Jacquier was killed in the Syrian town of Homs....

How well do we know ourselves, really? Our past, our present our future…how much of it do we actually know for sure? I think I might be a Russian.  I have had suspicions about...

La Chapelle du Rosarie de Vence, the Matisse Chapel During Henri Matisse’s last years he worked on the redesign of a small Dominican Chapel, high above the Mediterranean at the town of Vence. From the...

Avignon is easily accessible by TGV from Paris, Lyon or Marseille and is therefore the logical starting point for an exploration of the region. From there, Arles, St-Rémy-de-Provence and Les Baux are a close...

On one of our stays in our favorite village of Le Poët-Laval, we found ourselves with a day to spare. We pulled out our battered green Michelin Guide for the region and perused the handy map in...