Come with us on a journey into French culture to discover the true art of French living. Regional gastronomic treats such as wine and cheese. Fashion, jewellery, architecture, museums, cinema, theatre and literature. All which makes France a country with a unique cultural diversity.
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12 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

The Grand Rex in Paris

The Grand Rex de Paris is much more than a cinema, you will also find concerts and shows there, as well as an Escape Game. Come explore behind the scenes of the Grand Rex. Designed as an imaginary journey behind the scenes of cinema, this interactive visit immerses you in the secret and captivating world of the 7th art with the creation of a film through a series of sets.

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18 July 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

The feast of Saint-Jean, celebrate the summer solstice

The feast of Saint-Jean the Baptist, June 24, is originally a Christian holiday, traditionally accompanied by large bonfires. It celebrates the summer solstice, in connection with the worship of the sun. The solstice fires or pagan solstice fires were lit in the Middle Ages at the crossroads of paths, in the fields, to prevent witches and magicians from passing there during that night.


17 March 2023  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Comedian Ilyes Djadel on tour in France in 2023

The comedian and actor, Ilyes Djadel on tour, to discover if you do not already know. In 2022 he is part of the famous Marrakech du Rire, a famous international comedy festival created in 2011 by Jamel Debbouze, alongside Camille Lellouche, Bruno Salomone, Florence Foresti, Ahmed Sylla and even Gad Elmaleh.


04 March 2023  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

5 exhibitions in Occitania to discover

5 exhibitions in Occitania to discover. The museums in Occitanie site brings together the various museums in the region with the dates of exhibitions and summaries. From Nikki de Saint Phalle to the embalming of mummies, a reflection on meaning through art.

Paul Mirabel

03 March 2023  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

The humor of Paul Mirabel

Paul Mirabel is a French humorist who became known to the general public thanks to his sketch "I got racketeer". His show Zebre, after the Spendid or the Olympia will be played in 2023 at the Grand REX. Find his tour dates in Paris and in the provinces.

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21 February 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Events

Mardi Gras, Carnivals in France

Mardi Gras is a festive time. This period marks the end of the "week of seven fat days" (formerly called "carnal days"). Mardi Gras is followed by Ash Wednesday and Lent, when Christians are encouraged to "eat lean", traditionally abstaining from meat.


16 February 2023  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Dubuffet's Winter Garden at the Center Pompidou

Jean Dubuffet is a French painter born in 1901. The artist is interested in works made by prisoners, the mentally ill, children, people outside the professional world of art. In 1945, he invented the term Art Brut to define this art. He will be a theoretician and a collector.


15 February 2023  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Ben's store at the Center Pompidou

Ben's store at the Center Pompidou Benoît Vautier, alias Ben is an artist born in 1935 known for his inscribed messages, printed on any medium. His store was born in 1958 in the city center of Nice. In 1972, the store will be dismantled to become part of the collections of the National Museum of Modern Art.


11 February 2023  |  Virginie Erre  |  Tourism, Culture

Visite du Centre Pompidou à Paris

Visit of the Pompidou Center in Paris, the permanent collection. The Center Pompidou, also called Beaubourg, is the national center for art and culture initiated by President Georges Pompidou, a fan of modern art. The modern and contemporary collection spans two floors of the museum.

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10 February 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Gastronomy, Restaurants

French Food Tour: Taste of Montmartre

France, where the country of gastronomy, the good varied dishes, and the regional specificities make this country the most appreciated country for its gastronomy. Let's embark on a culinary tour of the Montmartre district in Paris, a very charming district in Paris. Let yourself be carried away by a visit and guided tasting with various stops, in cheese dairy, chocolate factory, bakery...

© Moulin des Arts

03 February 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

The Arts and Crafts Mill, Arles-sur-Tech

Located on the old Catalan weaving factory, the arts and crafts mill offers a shop bringing together artists working in several different trades, including leather, textiles, metal, recycled inner tube paper. It is here that the Catalan fabrics known for their solidity and the fantasy of their decor are made.

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28 January 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Culture

Historical sites in France

Learn more about Prehistory, Antiquity, the Middle Ages, or the Renaissance. Visiting France while combining a historical stay is possible. France is full of places rich in history and events. Discover the historic places in France and take the opportunity to stop in one of our holiday homes for rent:

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12 January 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

Places of memory to visit in France

France has a strong historical heritage. Places of Memory are places greatly marked by historical events, confrontations, or human dramas. These are places that are sometimes intact, or sometimes marked with a monument of remembrance, where great personalities have passed, where sometimes surprising works of military architecture stand. The memory of the suffering endured is always expressed there, because the common point of all these places is war, the last two world wars, but also those of the 19th century.


05 January 2023  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Raoul Dufy painter of joy

Raoul Dufy was a French painter born in 1877. His palette is wide, Dufy produces around 3,000 canvases, 6,000 large watercolors, 6,000 drawings, woodcuts, lithographs, tapestries, fabrics for ready-to-wear and furnishing decoration.

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04 January 2023  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Don Quixote by Kader Belarbi

Don Quixote by Kader Belarbi and the Capitol National Opera Ballet. Kader Belarbi is a star dancer at the Opéra national de Paris, choreographer and director of dance at the Théâtre du capitole in Toulouse. Performances from December 22 to 31, 2022.

© Les Déferlantes

23 December 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Events

Les déferlantes festival, Céret, 2023

For the 2023 edition of the festival, the graphic universe was inspired by the Château d'Aubiry in Céret. A place they wanted to highlight and discover from the inside. Discover the program of artists who will perform during 4 days of music, between emotion and sharing. From July 6 to 9, find nationally known artists during the "Les Déferlantes" festival.


20 December 2022  |  Lee Jones  |  Events, UNESCO , Culture

Carcassonne International Festival 2023

Enjoy music, theatre and dance in the South of France at the 2022 Carcassonne International Festival. A festival of performing arts with international acts performing in venues all over the city. The main venue is the Théâtre Jean-Deschamps, a small amphitheatre within the walls of the citadel with a great atmosphere and a fabulous view from every seat.


30 November 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture, Tourism

The Beauty of Paris at Night

Paris by night is always a good idea, especially around the Christmas period. Whatever the season, the capital of love is an enchanting city at nightfall. A walk on the quays of the Seine is unmissable or take the famous sightseeing boat on the Seine.

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