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...

A Poetic World in Gascony: Chef and Culinary Innovator Michel Guérard

The modern trend for a healthier cuisine can, in great part, be attributed to one man. Guy Hibbert travelled to Gascony to meet chef and culinary innovator Michel Guérard One of the foremost figures of...

Château des Comtes de Challes: Where to Stay near Chambéry in the Alps

We were driving in the Alps, about twelve miles south of Chambéry, looking for a quiet place to spend the night. Having left autoroute A41, we passed through several small busy towns with convenience...

Where to Stay and Eat Along the Languedoc Coast

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about (until now) Related articles: Just Say “Oc”: Exploring the Languedoc Coastline 12 Great Places to Visit in Coastal Languedoc TOP...

Raving for Starck

Star designer Philippe Starck has completed an epic two-year revamp of Le Royal Monceau in Paris.

Paris Renaissance: Hôtel Jules

In a colorful corner of the 9th arrondissement, not far from the Opéra Garnier and the major department stores, Hôtel Jules is a breath of fresh air on the Paris hotel scene. A stunning...
The village of Lourmarin

Provence Travels: Lourmarin, One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France

Located in the Vaucluse department in Provence, pretty Lourmarin has a lot going for it. One of les plus beaux villages de France, its worthy of the title. With a population of around 1,200 and a...

Le Clos Saint-Martin on the Île de Ré

When you wake up at the Clos Saint-Martin Hotel & Spa, you’ll want to fling open your windows and admire the white island light—so distinctive of the Île de Ré—reflecting off the pool and...

Where to Eat and Stay in Brittany

The region is full of great places to dine and rest your head from self-catering to the height of luxury Related articles: A Guiding Light to Brittany What to See and Do in Brittany 12 Cultural Highlights...

Marseille: La Résidence du Vieux Port

From the quai of the old port of Marseille, you can hardly miss the shimmering, geometric gold-and-silver concrete facade of La Résidence du Vieux Port, so startlingly different from the traditional Provençal architecture surrounding...