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“Paris martyrised...but Paris liberated”, shouted Charles De Gaulle upon arriving in Paris with Philippe Leclerc and General Patton's troops. This summer, ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the August 1944 Liberation of the...

Maestro is a film you want to like, but almost can’t, because it tries too hard. It has a nice, original concept: Henri Renaud, an aspiring young actor who wants more than anything to...

Eight years ago when I first arrived in the Gers (department 32) I stayed at the Lac des Courtes, a congenial, self catering campground, in the quiet village of Estang.  At that time, the...

Surf n’Turf, classic American dish of lobster and beef, is featuring at Rech, Alain Ducasse’s fish emporium (circa 1924) which snagged a well deserved star, and rave reviews, in Michelin 2014. That’s Malek Djabali outside,...

Get A Room Book now if you want to be one of the first guests at Peninsula, Paris. The former Hôtel Majestic, constructed, Haussmann style, in 1908 is located on Avenue Kleber right by the...

David Blanc has been a Special-Ed teacher in the French school system and a radio enthusiast for 15 years. He set up several radio stations wherever his main job took him. Now based in...

This beautiful city in France once housed Emperors and famous people. Today it is a UNESCO commercial center. with two flowing rivers passing through hills, cathedrals, beautiful homes and Roman relics. It’s a city...

I was reading a book called, "A Summer in Gascony", by Martin Calder a few weeks ago and was surprised to learn that one of the oldest ivory statuettes ever found anywhere in the...

Gilles Pudlowski complains that Michelin has lost the plot, awarding stars like confetti to young chefs whilst ignoring the older and better (Gilles Epie at Citrus Etoile, Jean-Louis Nomicos at Les Tablettes for example)....

L’Auberge Nicolas Flamel, « You know how Hollywood is where wannabe actors dream of going ? As a child in Beirut my dream was to come to France to learn how to cook ». This is chef Alan Geaam,...

BAT (Bar à Tapas) is a misleading moniker, lost in translation. It’s pitched as, “Tartare Bar at lunch / Tapas Restaurant’ at dinner”. Actually, it’s a neo-cantine with stunning state-of-the-art central bar where all...

Second round of autumn/winter 2014 collection presentations at Men's Fashion Week last month in Paris left us wanting more. More of the inspirations and more of the unexpected. We were sneaking around narrow streets...