French Culture

Marie-Antoinette’s Secret Versailles Hideaway (Re)opens its Doors

Left to rack and ruin for the best part of two centuries, the Maison de...

Divine Restoration: Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Oldest Church in Paris

Halfway through a major five-year restoration, the Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés – the oldest church in Paris...

Ryding High: A Look at French Golf as the Ryder Cup Heads to France

As the Ryder Cup heads to France for the first time in the competition’s history,...

Marking the Centenary of the First World War in the Aisne

This year marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. Numerous commemorative...

Nicolas de Staël in Provence: capturing the dazzle of southern light

In 1953, when Russian-born artist Nicolas de Stael set up his atelier in Ménerbes, inside...

We’re Launching Taste of France Magazine

The countdown to the launch of our new French foodie bible, Taste of France, has...

Accommodation in France

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...

Where to Eat in Dordogne: Hotel de Bouilhac, near Lascaux IV

When Lascaux IV and the International Centre for Cave Art opened on the edge of tiny Montignac in the Périgord Noir in Dordogne in...

Abbaye de Valmagne: CRT Occitanie

Close to Sète, near the pond of Thau, this abbey is a poem in stone in the Lord’s vineyard. One of the best preserved...

La Maison de Léonie: CRT Occtanie

Nestled in the heart of the charming village of Collias in Les Gorges du Gardon, La Maison de Léonie opens its doors to a...
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