Four des Navettes

Where to Eat, Sleep and Shop in Marseille

WHERE TO STAY C2 Hôtel, 48 Rue Roux de Brignoles Opened in late 2014 in an old Marseille mansion, this boutique hotel makes excellent use of original details for an elegant-chic mix of old and new. The rooms are all different,...

Where to Stay and Eat on the French Riviera

The best restaurants and hotels in the Côte d'Azur region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about. Related Articles: The French Riviera in Winter Riviera Sightseeing: 12 Must-See Historic Places on the Côte...
Clarance, Lille

Clarance Hotel: Where to Eat and Sleep in Lille

Ever since this luxurious 19-room townhouse hotel opened in the lively and culturally rich northern French city of Lille a few months ago, it has been the talk of the town. The stunningly renovated 1736 vintage mansion...
Auberge du Bon Labourer

Where to stay in the Loire Valley: Auberge du Bon Laboureur

Just a 10-minute walk from the romantic Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley is the ideally situated four-star Auberge du Bon Laboureur. In a village of 350 people, I counted four large hotels on...

Provence Picnic by the Michelin-Starred Chef of Alain Ducasse’s Hostellerie de L’Abbaye de la...

What's better than a picnic in Provence? Readers, take note: Chef Nicolas Pierantoni is preparing gourmet picnic hampers for guests this summer at the Michelin-starred Hostellerie de L’Abbaye de la Celle in Provence. One of Alain Ducasses's...

Where to Stay and Eat in Brittany

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about! TOP HOTEL Les Agapanthes (22): Hôtel de charme of 20 rooms in the heart of Ploubazlanec, just half a mile from the...

Crème de Cassis

Surrounded by dazzling white limestone cliffs, crystalline coves called calanques and vineyard hills descending directly into the sea, Cassis remains a miraculously friendly, unspoiled spot. The miniature port is a curve of pink, yellow and...

Where to Stay in Marseille: Come to Mama!

Fresh. Affordable. Intelligent. I’m in my element. Arriving a little spent from an early start and a full day of exciting art exhibitions, the friendly Mama Shelter in Marseille lifted my energy as soon...

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...
La Réserve de Beaulieu

Where to Stay on the French Riviera: La Réserve de Beaulieu

There’s no shortage of fabulous luxury hotels on the French Riviera, but La Réserve de Beaulieu stands out for its history, intimate ambiance (just 39 rooms) and exceptional location in the tiny village of...