French Culture

Animal Kingdom: Deyrolle and Taxidermy Shops in Paris

Deyrolle may be the reigning queen of taxidermy, but it’s not the only place to...

Verdun Memorial: The New Face of War – Fighting, Meuse 1918

We often think of the First World War as having been one long, unchanging tragedy....

Art in Paradise: Villa Carmignac on the Île de Porquerolles

What do you get when you combine world-class contemporary art with an Arcadian haven in...

3 Adventures to Easter Island… in France

One of the world’s remotest cultures comes to France this season NAVEL OF THE WORLD How has...

Home Free: Voltaire’s Chateau at Ferney has Reopened its Doors

In these days of political correctness gone mad and outright intolerance, the reopening of Voltaire’s...

My Life in Paris: Blooming Lovely!

Flower power drives Theadora to find some truly unusual receptacles for her floral displays When now?...

Accommodation in France

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...

Where to Stay and Eat in Gironde

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, including some more unusual spots from fairy tale castles to tree cabins... Related articles: Raise a Glass to Gironde 12...

Where Stars Slumber: A Duo of Barrière Hotels

In search of ultimate luxury, Marion Sauvebois tests the (spa) waters at the freshly-renovated Le Fouquet's in Paris and Le Normandy in Deauville and...

12 Châteaux You Must Visit in Bordeaux Wine Country

You can’t move in Gironde without coming face to face with a château. Here is a selection of a few worth visiting Related article: Great...
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