Where to Stay and Eat in Franche-Comté

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, including some more unusual offerings from former monasteries to tree cabins... Related articles: Franche-Comté: The Land of Plenty TOP HOTEL SELECTION Grand Hôtel du Tonneau d’Or, Belfort Built in 1907, this four-star...

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...

Bucket List Travel: The 24 Palaces of France

Did you know that France is home to a hotel category so prestigious it merits its very own distinction? Above and beyond the five-star hotel, the "palace" is an exceptional property recognised for its...

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...

Château de Hautefort: An Enchanting Castle in the Dordogne

The elegant Château de Hautefort sits atop a rolling green hill, offering superlative views of the Lourde and Beuze valleys in the Dordogne. The chateau has a long and rich history, with records showing...

Au Chateau on their 17 years in the Chateau Rental Business

What changes have you have seen with the average holiday makers - what are your clients like and has this changed over the years?   The travellers who come to our site for accommodations are quite often people with...

Château d’Artigny: A Belle Époque Vision in the Loire Valley

As we drove up the hill and around the bend, a magnificent, regal château suddenly appeared and took my breath away. Perfectly symmetrical with a large garden and pond with fountain in front and...

Where to Stay and Eat in the Limousin

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals knew about (until now) Related articles: Discover the Limousin, France’s Rural Heart 12 Unmissable Sites: Great Places to Visit in...

My Home is My Castle: Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Outside Paris

When an eerie bell rang, I put my champagne glass down and walked along the moat of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte toward the sound. The sun had just set, wisps of light still lingering, and thousands of candles...

3 Vineyards in Provence to Visit this Summer

In the world of oenology Provence is synonymous with delicious rosé wines, and what better place to taste them than in the very vineyards they were produced? In our guide we've picked vineyards not...