Where to Stay and Eat in Gironde

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, including some more unusual spots from fairy tale castles to tree cabins... Related articles: Raise a Glass to Gironde 12 Châteaux You Must Visit in Bordeaux Wine Country Things to See...

Where Stars Slumber: A Duo of Barrière Hotels

In search of ultimate luxury, Marion Sauvebois tests the (spa) waters at the freshly-renovated Le Fouquet's in Paris and Le Normandy in Deauville and uncovers the sister hotels' star-studded past I could just picture the...

Where to Eat in Dordogne: Hotel de Bouilhac, near Lascaux IV

When Lascaux IV and the International Centre for Cave Art opened on the edge of tiny Montignac in the Périgord Noir in Dordogne in 2016, visitor numbers to this charming village surged. Now chef...

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 Paris

Your insider’s guide to the latest fashionable restaurants and trendy hotels Related articles: The Best of the New in Paris 12 Fashionable Cocktail Bars in Paris New Things to See and Do in Paris WHERE TO STAY Hôtel de...

A Night in Versailles

I have two unpleasant memories of getting up at the crack of dawn in Paris. Both were to catch that early morning train to arrive at the Palace of Versailles by opening time. Sadly,...

Where to Stay and Eat in Burgundy: La Fontaignotte in Semur-en-Auxois

This picturesque and historic Burgundian town, famed for its annual fête médiévale, held every May, has a wonderful new maison d’hotes and a talented chef at work in its terrace-with-a-view restaurant. Former movie producer Charles...

Where to Stay in Montpellier: Domaine de Verchant

Montpellier is a fabulous city to visit, historic and culutured yet ambitious and vibrant. It’s a perfect gateway to discover more of the south of France. Head west to explore the canals and Roman...

Les Étangs de Corot: Charming Hotel just outside Paris

Few hotels offer the pleasures of city and countryside, sophistication and rusticity as charmingly as Les Étangs de Corot. A through-the-looking-glass experience awaits guests who do not discover the full magic of the place...

Restaurants in Provence: L’Hostellerie Les Gorges de Pennafort, Callas

Several years ago, friends who live in Sanary-sur-Mer tipped me off to their favourite weekend getaway without going too far afield. “This well-run, family-owned hotel in a beautiful setting has attractive, comfortable rooms for...