The charming childhood home of Colette in Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye (Photo C Clier, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme

What to See and Do in Burgundy

From cycling to art galleries to cookery lessons or a relaxation session in a spa, there’s plenty on offer Related article: Get Away from It All in Burgundy GOING GASTRONOMICAL To discover the region’s famed gastronomy, where...
Hemingway with fellow American writer and journalist Janet Flanner, wearing their war correspondent uniforms in 1944 Paris

France Reimagined: On The Road with Ernest Hemingway

War hero, womaniser, carouser… Ernest Hemingway was larger than life. Lanie Goodman unearths the man behind the legend on a journey through France You’ve got to hand it to Ernest Hemingway. When he describes his...
Chef Cédric Béchade reimagines local dishes in his signature style at the delightful Café Basque in Biarritz

Restaurant Review: Café Basque in Biarritz

Renovated last year, one of the most venerable historic seaside addresses of Biarritz now offers 19 rooms – decorated by Paris interior designer Sarah Lavoine, with spectacular views of the Atlantic breakers rolling in...
Hotel Paradiso©RomainRicard

Singular Stays: Unique Themed Hotels in France

Richard Nahem checks out some of France’s unique themed hotels, from high-end, super-cool hideaways in Paris to quietly quirky retreats in the provinces. The idea of a themed hotel used to conjure up ideas of...
Auch Hotel de France

Where to Stay and Eat in Gers

Travelling to historic Gascony? Here's our choice of hotels and restaurants to enjoy during your trip. Related articles: Step Back in Time in Gers What to See and Do in Gers in 2021 12 Essential Visits in...
he rolling green landscapes of Coulanges-la-Vineuse in northern Burgundy

Get Away from It All in Burgundy

From little-known mountains to a valley of waterfalls and expansive forests to vast vineyards, Burgundy is the perfect place for post pandemic travels away from the crowds – and so much more besides. Caroline...
George’s at the Hôtel Le Toiras on the Île de Ré offers an impeccable menu

Restaurant Review: George’s in Île De Ré

The name of Olivia and Didier Le Calvez’s new contemporary brasserie at their Hôtel Le Toiras on the Île de Ré references many Georges: the Four Seasons George V hotel in Paris where the...
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Roc of Ages: The History of an Icon on the Riviera

Guy Hibbert reviews an exquisite new book celebrating 150 years of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. In 1865, Hippolyte de Villemessant, the publisher who made Le Figaro the world-famous newspaper it is today, dreamt of a haven...
Coco Chanel at the Ritz;

Coco Chanel: The Life and Times of an Icon, Part II

The Chanel story continues in the second article in a two-part series, as Chloe Govan reveals the rise and fall of the fashion icon turned wartime traitor in her final years… (Read the first...
Chateau de Sacy©Michael Boudot-Coll. Chateau de Sacy

Win a Two-night Stay and Experience the Magic of the Champagne Region

Win a two-night VIP stay on the edge of the UNESCO Champagne World Heritage Site in the Marne. Stay in a luxury hotel surrounded by vines and tour the vineyards in a vintage mini...