Love French film? Keep an eye on the schedule at for two upcoming films: “Farewell My Queen,” about Marie Antoinette’s court, and “Little White Lies,” a comedy in the spirit of “The Big Chill.”

Save the Date: Beaujolais Nouveau tasting, Nov. 16, sponsored by the Alliance Française, Chapitre de Grasse, and Norfolk Sister Cities. Details coming soon.

Did you know that Port-Vendres is part of Catalonia, which extends from Perpignan, France, to Barcelona, Spain? The cuisine is distinct, and ambitious chefs are stretching the idiom in exciting ways. Read about some of the best restaurants here: