Up a Tree

B&Bs in the trees: the true height of luxury is a chance to sleep in a tree, close to the stars.

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin: Monte Carlo Beach

Set in lush exotic gardens, the hotel Monte Carlo Beach has been a glittery seaside landmark since the 1920s.

Cool Spas on the Côte d’Azur

It may be gilding the lily to create splendid spas on the deep blue Mediterranean coast, but the sybaritic south offers a wealth of wonderful places where you can relax, renew and restore your...

B&Bs in Burgundy

At the end of summer, Burgundy's green pastures are filled with white Charolais cattle, country lanes glisten with golden strands of hay scattered as the new bales are carted in, and the neat rows...

French camping holidays

Choosing a campsite There are between 9,000 and 10,000 registered campsites in France – that is almost half the total number of campsites for the whole of Europe. In addition, there are roughly 2000 farm...

Why go camping in France?

With the French weather now seasonably clement, you might consider trading your hotel for a campsite. Far from being limited to rural locations, many campsites allow for easy access to some of the country’s...

Through the Grapevine: Vinothérapie

Where else but in France would beauty and health be discovered in the fruit of the vine?

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...

B&Bs in Paris

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Glamping in France: A Limousin Case Study

New craze, 'glamorous camping', is introduced to France in serious style. Graham and Paula Grant moved from the Isle of Islay to the rural Limousin in 2004, to set up their home and 240 acre...