Tonight marks the end of the 43rd day of confinement for our family of five. We live 4km from Paris city limits, but these days it feels like 400km. You’d think you were in Provence, if you didn’t know better.
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has one of the best collections in the country, including this online exhibit of 18th century pastel portraits full of exquisite details and soothing colors.
We are all yearning for the moment we can set out to travel the world once more. Until then, we have Google. Among the many sights to take in via Google Arts and Culture is the historic Lyon Opera House in Lyon, France.
France is a cheese lover’s paradise! Where else can you find so many different varieties of cheese and so many cheese shops (fromagerie)! These days a large number of French cheeses make their way abroad, but there is nothing like the selection to be found in even the most humble cheese shop in Paris or the cheese stalls in the markets.
Anne Aufort, who was raised in Chicago, has been a Parisian since 1984. My life in Paris right now has two faces: one street side and the other courtyard. Street side is amazingly quiet; the noise of traffic has disappeared, leaving only the sound of birds and the swish-swish of Deliveroo bikes. The courtyard is […]
I just left our home for the first time since March 17th in search of flowers. There were lines around the block at the grocery store, lines in front of the neighborhood butcher shop, restaurants turned into pick up spots for pre-ordered food, awkward social distancing…
Charlotte Puckette has shared her enthusiasm for French food for over 25 years with hundreds of local and international food enthusiasts, escorting them on excursions ranging from gastronomic journeys through Paris to treks through the butter world of Normandy.
Some of the most spectacular examples of prehistoric artwork cannot be found in a museum. Instead, you need to visit a place like Ardèche in Southern France to view some of the best preserved cave paintings in history—and best of all, you can explore this cave from the comfort of your home.
So much of my character today draws its essence from my French heritage. As an admirer of the French culture on so many levels, I am grateful to be part of an organization that is working to foster the fraternal bonds of America and France.
The Pont du Gard aqueduct bridge, located near the city of Avignon in the Provence region of France, was built in the first century AD to carry water to the Roman colony of Nemausus (Nîmes). Crossing the Gardon River near the village of Vers-Pont-du-Gard, this is the highest and one of the best preserved Roman aqueduct bridges in the world.