Where to Stay and Eat in Auvergne

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus quirky accommodation to write home about Related articles: Travel Destinations: Auvergne, France’s Wild Child Great Outdoor Activities in Auvergne TOP HOTELS Hôtel Le Bailliage If you’re going to stay...

Back to School on the Riviera: Institut de Français in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Eighty students, 19 nationalities, and 8 hours a day of intensive French language instruction – these are only a few of the factors that have drawn diplomats, politicians, and Francophiles (like me) from around...

Where to Stay and Eat in Les Deux Charentes

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, plus some hidden gems, such as the bubbles in which you can sleep beneath the stars Related articles: Double the Fun in the Two Charentes 12 Great Places to...

“Wwoofing” Kismet in the Cevennes Mountains of Southern France 

When my partner and I cast our proverbial net across the French farms listed on www.wwoof.net, fate intervened by matching us with just the right one: Le Lauzas, located in the Cevennes mountains of...

Relaxing holidays in the Vendée

Imagine miles of clean sandy beaches, long hot sunny days and fun for all the family. This is what the Vendée department of Western France has to offer. With over 140km of beaches and...

Where to Stay in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Looking for a quiet getaway in a quaint village on the Côte d'Azur? Nestled next to the vibrant city of Nice and not far from other scenic villages and sites to explore, Villefranche-sur-Mer has...

VAN-IT: Explore France with Your Own Camper-Van

Every year, vacationing in camper-vans is becoming more and more popular, thanks to the freedom that this form of transport and accommodation offers. Being not much bigger than a people carrier, and less than...

La Villa Vicha: Luxury Chalets in Provence

Luxury chalets in beautiful grounds LA VILLA VICHA In the midst of five hectares of Provençal garrigue, ancient olive trees and vines, and between the beaches and forests of Montpellier and Nîmes, La Villa Vicha opens new...

Where to Stay and Eat in the French Basque Country

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals knew about (until now) TOP HOTEL-RESTAURANTS Domaine du Pignada: Located in Anglet, five minutes from Bayonne and Biarritz, this 110-room domaine is ideal for...
Chamonix-Mont Blanc

A Winter Weekend in Chamonix-Mont Blanc

Arguably, the grand dame of all French ski towns is Chamonix-Mont Blanc. As its name implies, the Alps’ tallest peak keeps an ever-watchful eye over the picturesque Chamonix Valley. Home to the first Winter...