Where to Stay in Provence: Hostellerie Bérard & Spa, near Bandol

This is one of those places that just oozes charm. The setting is hard to beat – in the hilltop village of La Cadière d’Azur, overlooking the vineyards of Bandol, the family Bérard have...

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...
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...

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...

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence: Le Mas de l’Amarine

The hotel-restaurant Le Mas de l’Amarine, in an enchanting old stone mas, or farmhouse, just outside of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, has caused a local sensation, earning accolades for the charming welcome and winning 1950s retro decor...

Where to Eat and Stay in the Pays de la Loire

A selection of quality hotels and restaurants plus some outstanding producers Related articles: Riverside Travels in the Pays de la Loire 12 Must-See Attractions of the Pays de la Loire Region What to See and Do in...

Hot Hotels on the French Riviera: La Réserve Ramatuelle

Sybarite Special Set back on a secluded, leafy country road, the new hotel and spa La Réserve Ramatuelle sits on a bluff overlooking the wild peninsulas of Cap Camarat and Cap Taillat, on the rocky...

Reviewed: Hotel Nice Excelsior on the Côte d’Azur

You tend to think of hotels near big city stations as falling into two categories: either budget back-packer hostels or else the once grand but now very tatty mansions left over from the great...

Le Pavillon de la Reine

The only hotel on the splendid Place des Vosges

A VIP Hotel Experience in Paris at the Shangri-La

Step into the gilded lobby and you'll see what all the fuss is about.