Gardens, Grapes and Gastronomy: A Trip to Bourges and the Berry

Whatever age you live in and whatever your line of work, it rarely pays to upstage the boss. Ask anyone in Bourges, third largest town in the Centre region and a great base for exploring the south-east corner of the ancient...

The Château de la Hunaudaye: A Medieval Fortress in Brittany

XII Century castle in Pledeliac, Cotes D'Armor The Château de la Hunaudaye is a medieval fortified castle built in the 12th century, on a former gallo-roman setting at the edge of the Forest of La...

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 the Drôme Provençale

The best restaurants and accommodation in the region, and how to find them Related articles: Secret Provence: Exploring the Drôme Provençale in the South of France The Towns of the Drôme Provençale TOP RESTAURANT SELECTION Le Resto...

Where to Stay and Eat in Auvergne

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus quirky accommodation to write home about Related articles: Travel Destinations: Auvergne, France’s Wild Child Great Outdoor Activities in Auvergne TOP HOTELS Hôtel Le Bailliage If you’re going to stay...

Château du Grand-Lucé: Designer Timothy Corrigan’s French Hideaway

Who hasn't imagined themselves easing up a gravel path in a soft-top sports car, as your very own pale stone country pile looms in grand, elegant style before your eyes? For most, owning a...

Chateau de Berne: Sleep on a Wine Estate in Provence

This chateau-hotel captures the art de vivre of Provence.

Where to Stay and Eat in Bordeaux Wine Country

Our choice of the best hotels and restaurants in Bordeaux and amidst the vineyards. Related articles: Great Destinations: Bordeaux and Wine Country Things to See and Do in Bordeaux: A Comprehensive Guide 12 Unmissable Wine Destinations...

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...

Want to Buy a French Chateau? Read this First

Owning a castle remains a popular dream for overseas buyers, and there are plenty of bargains now.