A Transformation for Restaurant Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

“Since it’s a social prism for our ideas of pleasure, the idiom of luxury evolves constantly,” says chef Alain Ducasse, explaining his decision to overhaul his flagship restaurant at Monaco’s storied Hôtel de Paris...

Riviera Dining: La Passagère in Juan-les-Pins

There are few settings for dinner in the south of France that can be more delightful than the terrace of the charming Art Deco-styled Hôtel Belles Rives on the shores of the Mediterranean at Juan-les-Pins. Originally known as...
Beach near Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

Three Days on the French Riviera Without Breaking the Bank

Do you love travelling to France, but shy away from the French Riviera because you think it’s all glitz and glamour? Most people I talk to have the same reaction: Don't I have to be...

Where to Stay and Eat in Ardèche

Our selection of the best accommodation and dining in the département Related articles: Ardèche: A World of Picture-Perfect Wonders 12 Unmissable Spots in Ardèche What to See and Do in Ardèche LITTLE BLACK BOOK Visit this "charming stays" website for...

Overnight in Champagne at the Domaine Ployez-Jacquemart

The scent of champagne is in the air, everywhere, at Domaine Ployez-Jacquemart. It makes one want to toast a flute and celebrate something.  Domaine Ployez-Jacquemart is a family owned and operated champagne house in...

The All-American Roots of the French Riviera

Madame Marianne Estène-Chauvin is a living, breathing embodiment of the Côte d’Azur. The proprietress of the Hotel Belles Rives, where Woody Allen’s recent Jazz Age romp Magic in the Moonlight was filmed, meets me...

Hôtel Verneuil: Where to Stay on the Left Bank in Paris

No doubt, the hardest part of planning a trip to Paris is choosing your hotel. There’s no shortage of options, and you could spend hours combing through the listings. Here’s a time-saving recommendation for...

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...

Into the Mix: A Guide to Cocktail Bars in Paris

Slow to embrace any trend not of its own making, Paris was a bit behind other major cities to jump onto the cocktail craze. But fuelled by an enthusiastic expat community and an eagerness to strut its stuff, the capital...
Chef Cédric Béchade reimagines local dishes in his signature style at the delightful Café Basque in Biarritz

Restaurant Review: Café Basque in Biarritz

Renovated last year, one of the most venerable historic seaside addresses of Biarritz now offers 19 rooms – decorated by Paris interior designer Sarah Lavoine, with spectacular views of the Atlantic breakers rolling in...