Dive Deep into French Culture with Our New Interactive Travel Stories

Explore our new immersive and interactive travel features. Enhanced with integrated video and sound clips, these stories allow you to delve deeper into French culture and discover unique locations. You’ll not only be blown away by the words of our writers, but you’ll also be able to hear the people they’ve interviewed and see the places they’ve explored.


Latest Stories




Through the Lens of William O’Such

Everyone is trying to record their experience of Paris, but it takes a real eye for geometry, perspective, lighting and subject framing to capture an event or feeling in a photograph that tells a story everyone wants to see. One of those street photographers who captures moments of Paris is William O’Such.

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The Curious Story of the Catalan Bear Festivals

In a trilogy of festivals in the Pyrenees, a thirsty bear causes mayhem and kidnaps young women to celebrate the arrival of spring. Deep in the French Pyrenees, a legend is played out in a curious trio of festivals.

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Picture-Perfect: the Artistic Influence of the Riverside Villages around Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau, famous not only for its palace and its rock-strewn forest, is at the centre of a circle of lovely towns and villages along the Seine and Loing rivers that attracted hordes of 19th and early 20th century artists eager to work outdoors and use that new invention: the tube of oil paint!

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