French Culture

Double the Fun in the Two Charentes

If you’re seeking la France profonde, with great weather, endless sandy beaches, and plenty for...

Things to See and Do in Picardy

Must-do events for your diary, sites to explore, arts, sports and culture Related article: Picardy at...

Art and Culture: 5 Must-See Exhibitions to See in Paris Now

This autumn’s best exhibitions for art lovers and fashionistas Rubens, Princely Portraits A scholar recognised for his...

Then and Now: Cycling the Tour de France Route in 1957

Australian writer, Catherine Berry, talks to British cyclist, Peter Newman, about his personal 1957 Tour...

French Cinema: Profile of Award-Winning Actor Omar Sy

He made history as the first black man to win Best Actor at the César...

5 Reasons to Fall for the Touraine Province in the Loire Valley

Historic province and heart of castle country in the Loire Valley, Touraine is a region...

Accommodation in France

Bucket List Travel: The 24 Palaces of France

Did you know that France is home to a hotel category so prestigious it merits its very own distinction? Above and beyond the five-star...

Gateway to Mont-Saint-Michel: All Roads Lead to Pontorson

Scroll back to the year 1030, when Norman war bands set up camp on the River Couesnon, and you’ll find the beginnings of the...

Where to Stay and Eat in Île-de-France

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some places off the beaten track only the locals know about Related articles: Great Destinations: Île-de-France,...
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Your Péniche Hôtel in Burgundy

An authentic vintage barge with plenty of history, Le Papillon (‘The Butterfly’) first spread her wings in 1902. During her commercial life, she has...

Where to Stay in Gascony: La Bastide en Gascogne

In the deep heart of Armagnac country we meander through seemingly endless lanes, where vineyards nestle with valleys of corn and oak plantations shade...

“Wwoofing” Kismet in the Cevennes Mountains of Southern France 

When my partner and I cast our proverbial net across the French farms listed on www.wwoof.net, fate intervened by matching us with just the...
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