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 monuments of Cistercian art. Admire the cloister, its magnificent fountain and...

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 haven of peace. The Maison de Léonie owes its name...

Château de Pondres: CRT Occitanie

Enjoy a moment in time… Between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes, the Château de Pondres**** is located a short distance from the medieval town of Sommières. In the heart of unspoiled nature, the castle...

Where to Stay and Eat in Calvados

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, from A-list accommodation to homely seaside eateries Related articles: Calvados in Normandy: Tales from the Parisian Riviera Not-to-Miss Remembrance Sites in Calvados, Normandy Things to See and Do in...

Restaurants in Champagne Country: Les Vignes, Château de Sacy

Visiting Champagne country is one of the most delightful excursions that France has to offer, but finding reasonably-priced yet stylish accommodation in the region can be a challenge. This is why the recently-opened Château...

Where to Stay and Eat in Paris

Your insider’s guide to the latest fashionable restaurants and trendy hotels Related articles: The Best of the New in Paris 12 Fashionable Cocktail Bars in Paris New Things to See and Do in Paris WHERE TO STAY Hôtel de...

Break Outside the Box: Fantastical Self-Catering Retreats in France

There’s nothing like a home from home. With designers persistently upping the ante, why settle for vanilla digs when you could stay somewhere extraordinary? Rhiannon Rees looks at the properties that are taking self-catering...

A Night in Versailles

I have two unpleasant memories of getting up at the crack of dawn in Paris. Both were to catch that early morning train to arrive at the Palace of Versailles by opening time. Sadly,...

10 Reasons to Visit the Vendée

The Puy du Fou Theme Park This amazing Theme Park, set in the north of the Vendée, was voted ‘World’s Best Park’ in 2012 by the Thea Classic Award in Los Angeles, and offers...

Where to Stay and Eat in Burgundy: La Fontaignotte in Semur-en-Auxois

This picturesque and historic Burgundian town, famed for its annual fête médiévale, held every May, has a wonderful new maison d’hotes and a talented chef at work in its terrace-with-a-view restaurant. Former movie producer Charles...