French Culture

Naughty and Nice: 10 Picks for Christmas Shopping in Paris

From France’s best beauty secrets and beetles that gleam like jewels to the sweetest bonbons...

The Heritage of Bordeaux: 5 Must-See Sites in the Port of the Moon

A UNESCO World Heritage Site with more listed monuments than you can shake a selfie...

Spotlight on Joan Miró at the Grand Palais in Paris

Bringing together nearly 150 works, this hotly-anticipated retrospective at Paris’s Grand Palais charts the technical...

Ride to the Top at Arc 1950

Arc 1950 is a beautiful mountain village in the French Alps. It was built just...

Verity Smith and a Blind Girl’s Dream: Olympic Gold for France

A couple of years ago I met and wrote about a most incredible woman, Verity...

Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

A poet, musician, and graffiti prodigy, Jean-Michel Basquiat had honed his signature painting style of...

Accommodation in France

Corsica Hotels and Restaurants: Hôtel Misincu in Cap Corse

Formerly known as the Hotel Caribou and a favourite jet-set hideaway during les trente glorieuses (as the French call the boom years of the...

Where to Stay and Eat in the Dordogne Valley

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, including some of the more unusual and unknown Related articles: Exploring the Treasures of the Dordogne Valley Things to See...

Where to Eat and Stay in Champagne & Ardenne

A selection of quality hotels and restaurants plus some atmospheric hidden gems Related articles: The Road Less Travelled in Champagne & Ardenne 12 Must-See Sites in...

Lakeside Luxury at Abbaye de Talloires on Lac d’Annecy

‘Alpine’ is a magical word – upon hearing it, the mind conjures thoughts of wooden chalets, white pistes and zigzagging skiers. But, for the...

Switch to Spa mode at La Yole Wine Resort

Located in Vendres Plage by the sea near Béziers, between Montpellier and Carcassonne, Domaine La Yole offers holidaymakers a different camping experience: one dedicated...

Favorite Restaurants and Hotels in Alsace

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about Related articles: Great Wine Destinations: Alsace 12 Iconic Wine...
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