Canal du Midi © Occitanie tourism

12 Unmissable Sites in Languedoc-Roussillon

Our choice of must-see towns, monuments and other places of interest. Related article: You Can Have It All in Languedoc-Roussillon CANAL DU MIDI Many operators hire out boats for trips up the Canal du Midi, which links...
An aerial view of Vannes, overlooking its fortified city walls and lawns with floral design

Explore Vannes: The Ideal Breton City

Quaint timbered buildings, modern shopping, bustling harbour cafés and stunning islands – Annaliza Davis explains why Vannes is the ideal Breton city. If you want a city in Brittany that sums up the spirit and...
Hotel Saint Delis

Where to Stay and Eat in Normandy in 2021

Our choice of hotels and restaurants to make your trip even more pleasurable. Related article: The Timeless Charms of Normandy, What’s New in 2021 HOTELS 5* Hôtel Le Saint-Delis, Honfleur New Relais & Château hotel in former home...
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...
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...
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...
Coteaux d’Aix

Pretty and Pink: A Rosé Made in Provençal Wine Country

Raise a glass to (of) Château Calisanne – jewel of the Coteaux d’Aix – a rosé made in archtypal Provençal wine country, the commune of Lançon-Provence in the Bouches-du-Rhône to be precise. This cradle...
Les Sources de Cheverny is shaking things up in the Loire

Les Sources de Cheverny Near Blois in the Loire Valley

At long last, the lovely Loire Valley is enjoying a reset with the opening of a new generation of relaxed and charming hotels that put paid to the stuffy and often over-priced faux-châteaux idiom...
Vineyard and mountains: Château Romanin

Wine Tasting Near St-Rémy-de-Provence

Provence is a wine lover’s paradise, and wines have been produced there for thousands of years. My wife and I live part of the year in St-Rémy-de-Provence, near many excellent wineries. Here are some...