Ski the French Alps: Stay at Le Strato in Courchevel

Welcome to one of the most exclusive ski destinations in the world. Courchevel, created in the late 1940s, is part of Les Trois Vallées, set in the French Alps. It’s composed of towns named...

Exploring Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Where James Baldwin Took Refuge in Provence

With Jules B. Farber’s book about US writer James Baldwin’s exile in Saint-Paul-de-Vence recently published, Justin Postlethwaite reflects on the Provence village’s enduring appeal for artists On a sultry summer’s morning, 10am on a Saturday...

Where to Stay and Eat in Les Deux Charentes

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, plus some hidden gems, such as the bubbles in which you can sleep beneath the stars Related articles: Double the Fun in the Two Charentes 12 Great Places to...

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...

Don’t Be a Tourist! A Casual-Arty Hotel in Paris for Connected Travellers

The style-conscious citizenM Gare de Lyon feels like luxury without the sticker shock. citizenM hotels already operates in 5 cities in Europe, plus Taipei and New York. This latest Parisian addition opened in the late summer...

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 in Île-de-France

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some places off the beaten track only the locals know about Related articles: Great Destinations: Île-de-France, Haunt of Kings and Artists 12 Most Iconic Châteaux of...

Where to Stay in Gascony: La Bastide en Gascogne

In the deep heart of Armagnac country we meander through seemingly endless lanes, where vineyards nestle with valleys of corn and oak plantations shade the hilltops as far as the eye can see. We pass...

Lofty Heights: Exploring Luberon’s Charming Perched Villages

Jennifer Ladonne grabs her backpack and heads for the region’s hilltop hotspots to discover the gems lying off the main tourist routes. Don't think there aren’t discoveries to be made in the many hilltop (perché)...