Château de Fonscolombe: A Relais & Châteaux Hotel in Provence

Until now the previously-family owned Château de Fonscolombe was a strictly private residence. However, after an extensive 18-month restoration was completed in 2018, the Relais & Châteaux property has opened its doors to welcome...

Where to Stay and Eat in Lorraine

The best hotels and restaurants for miles around Related articles: En Passant Par La Lorraine The Best Museums in Lorraine What to See and Do in Lorraine HOTEL-RESTAURANTS Château d’Hattonchâtel This authentic 11th-century French castle in Vigneulles-lès-Hattonchâtel promotes itself as...

Chateau de Courtomer: the Perfect Base for Exploring Normandy

After a recent stay at the Chateau de Courtomer in Normandy, we have the scoop on why renting your very own French castle makes a perfect family holiday. The chateau Owned by American Elisabeth Bonner and...
Chaumont-sur-Loire

Inspired by Nature: Château, Gardens and Art of Chaumont-sur-Loire

Ditched royal seat turned world-class art centre and host of the International Garden Festival, the Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire is the Loire Valley's comeback kid. The retreat of choice of Catherine de' Medici, it was...

Where to Stay, Eat and Drink in the Loire Valley

A selection of quality hotels, restaurants and wine tours across the region Related articles: Cradle of the Renaissance: A Celebration in the Loire Valley 12 Iconic Renaissance Sites in the Loire Valley Viva Leonardo da Vinci! Renaissance...

Where to Eat and Stay in Brittany

The region is full of great places to dine and rest your head from self-catering to the height of luxury Related articles: A Guiding Light to Brittany What to See and Do in Brittany 12 Cultural Highlights...

Unique Retreat: Château de Chailly in Burgundy

Slap bang in the middle of Burgundy, flanked by a pastoral patchwork of yellow and green, the Château de Chailly blends into the local landscape like an oil painting. Not all too surprising, when...

A Fallen Nobleman: Following the Footsteps of the Marquis de Sade in France

Chloe Govan discovers the dark heart of the Marquis de Sade, tracing his footsteps through Paris, Provence and an infamous fortress christened the Bastille of the Alps Nestled in the majestic foothills of the Savoie...

Where to Stay in France: A Selection of Interesting Chateaux-Hotels

AB FAB From Audrey Hepburn to Juliette Binoche, the Domaine de la Tortinière’s period wiles have turned the pretty little heads of the glam pack (and balding pates of two presidents). Yet, for all the...

Places to Stay and Eat in Midi-Pyrénées

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, including some you won’t find in the brochures Related articles: Great Destinations: Midi-Pyrénées, Lighting the Way Top 12 Most Iconic Sites in the Midi-Pyrénées Things to See and Do in Midi-Pyrénées HOTELS Le...