Provence Travel: The Jewels of St Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume

East of Arles, beyond Aix en Provence, count your good fortune stumbling into St Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, a small town 45 minutes north of Marseille, which holds a wealth of surprises -- from the Basilica of...

Where to Stay and Eat in the Rhône-Alpes

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about Related articles: Beyond the Mountains in the Rhône-Alpes Things to See and Do in the Rhône-Alpes TOP HOTEL-RESTAURANTS Maison Pic “A...

Château de Valmer: Treehouse B&B

You open your eyes in a huge double bed perched 30 feet above the ground. The first thing that hits you is the pungent smell of red cedar. Then there’s the view: framed by...

B&Bs in Burgundy

At the end of summer, Burgundy's green pastures are filled with white Charolais cattle, country lanes glisten with golden strands of hay scattered as the new bales are carted in, and the neat rows...

Where to Eat and Stay in Champagne & Ardenne

A selection of quality hotels and restaurants plus some atmospheric hidden gems Related articles: The Road Less Travelled in Champagne & Ardenne 12 Must-See Sites in Champagne & Ardenne TOWN CENTRE HOTELS La Maison de Rhodes, Troyes Five-star hotel...

Where to Stay and Eat in Picardy

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden gems only the locals know about Related articles: Picardy at Peace Things to See and Do in Picardy TOP HOTEL SELECTION Hôtel le Prieuré, Amiens This 3-star...

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...

Where to Stay and Eat in Normandy

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about... Related articles: Great Travel Destinations, Normandy for Everyone Top Things to See and Do in Normandy Top 12...

Loving Loches in the Loire Valley

Good things frequently come in small packages, but the historic Royal City of Loches would seem to have more than its fair share of goodies. Despite a population of just 7,000, this enchanting town on the banks of the Indre...

Where to Stay and Eat Along the Languedoc Coast

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about (until now) Related articles: Just Say “Oc”: Exploring the Languedoc Coastline 12 Great Places to Visit in Coastal Languedoc TOP...