This week saw 97 articles about France. Here is a selection of some articles which appeared in National publications from 7th May to 13th May.
Feel the glamour on the Mediterranean’s glitziest seaside strip – The Independent on Sunday
As the Cannes Film Festival prepares to roll out those red carpets for the A-list, Kate Simon explores the city’s illustrious and sun-drenched streets. Head along the south side of La Croisette, Cannes’ palm-lined seaside drive; enjoy a coffee and watch the glamorous crowd on Rado Plage, the oldest private beach restaurant.. Cannes has a lot to offer.
My very own Norman invasion – The Mail on Sunday
Sebastian Lander visits a corner of France that is full of history and art. Normandy is indeed a very good destination for long weekends: your exploration could begin by Le Havre with its beautiful pink concrete buildings, its maritime past and the Andre Malraux Museum of Modern Art, a tribute to impressionist painters. Then, head on to medieval Bayeux and its famous 11th-century tapestry. The D-Day beaches are also a must-see.
Europe’s summer of culture – The Sunday Times
Fill your brain with the most stimulating cultural festivals the Continent has to offer this summer. Sean Newson highly recommends two cities: Aix en Provence, with its opera festival in July and the Granet Museum with a large collection of paintings by artists including Renoir, Picasso, Van Gogh, Klee and Dufy; Paris, with the Degas and the Nude exhibition at the Orsay Museum and the Matisse show at Centre Pompidou.
Cheap thrills – The Observer Magazine
Saint-Tropez is traditionally the place where the rich go to show off. But there is no reason you can’t experience the atmosphere without getting into debt. John Brunton meets Simone Duckstein, owner of the Hotel de la Ponche, an elegant 18-room hotel that surrounds the tiny harbour of Saint-Tropez. The façade of the hotel is an example of discretion, but check in and you discover a labyrinth of small but luxurious rooms and suites named after the stars who stayed here.