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...

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...

Where to Stay and Eat in the Berry Province

The best restaurants and hotels in the ancient province in central France, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about Related articles: Great Travel Destinations: Le Berry, The Green Heart of France The 12 Most...

Where to Stay and Eat in Nord-Pas de Calais

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus hidden gems only the locals know Related articles: Top of the World, Nord-Pas de Calais Things to See and Do in Nord-Pas de Calais        ...