A dedicated Francophile’s perspective on all things French from an expat Aussie living in France. Ray's perspective is beyond the clichés, viewing the fascinating and often never-before-heard-of angles helping the reader gain a deeper understanding of the 'real' France. 'Perspectives' shares refreshing and sometimes shocking views of places, people, history, culture, gastronomy, and much, much more —you’ll never be underwhelmed.

Taking holy waters at Lourdes: faith or fiction?

Ray explores whether the holy waters of Lourdes offer a religious experience...or just exploitation.
 France

Armistice day 2018: 100 years of forgetting

Forgetting to remember? Join us as we reflect on the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day.
 France

Down and out in Paris: Sebastian Melmoth

An insight into the controversial life and death of Sebastian Melmoth. A world-renowned author. Do you know him?...
 Paris, France

4 great one-day walks in France: top tips and short-cuts

France has some beautiful walking routes. Discover our top tips for completing them in just one day.
 France

Paris dark days

The beast was impressed.‘It was the dream of my life to be permitted to see Paris,’ he said, after a tour of the city’s highlights. But who was the beast?
 France

Playing cat & mouse with feminism in France

Join us as we discuss French feminism over the years, from first-wave suffrage to the gender pay gap.
 France

Oscar Wilde: courting controversy in life, love & death – down and out in Paris

Join us as we discuss how homosexuality and controversy tormented the life and death of Oscar Wilde.
 Paris, France

The ‘68 riots and the French fight for sexual freedom: Egalité! Liberté! Fraternité! Sexualité!

The fight for sexual freedom! Discover more about the events of May '68.
 France

Emmanuel Macron: bad language in the Élysée? – Quelle horreur !

Is the French language at risk? Join us as we investigate reports of so-called bad language in the Élysée.
 Paris, France

Exploring Moissac: a pearl of medieval architecture – Saint Peter’s got the keys

Join us as we take a virtual tour to explore the medieval village of Moissac – a pearl of French history & architecture.
 France