From Emily in Paris to Lupin, American productions continue to present a glowing vision of France. Tourism, real estate, and artisanal know-how are just a few of the French sectors that have benefited from the global reach of these shows. What’s more, their promotion of a certain way of life is rejuvenating the nation’s soft power. This is our cover story. Also in this issue, read about the comeback of French cargo sailboats across the Atlantic; enjoy la belle vie with the French community in Washington D.C.; and travel back in time for a night at Le Grand Contrôle, the Château de Versailles’ exclusive hotel!