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Your Péniche Hôtel in Burgundy

An authentic vintage barge with plenty of history, Le Papillon (‘The Butterfly’) first spread her wings in 1902. During her commercial life, she has proudly steamed the waterways of northern Europe and carried cargo...

Travel in France: 10 Reasons to Visit Brittany

With miles of unspoilt coastline, picturesque cities and the world’s largest megalithic rock site, Brittany is one of the most versatile provinces of France. And the food’s not bad either… CULTURE A GOGO Rennes boasts a glorious mix...

Banyuls-sur-Mer: Our Favourite Harvest Festival in France (and how you can be part of...

With France’s history and culture so firmly rooted in agriculture, the harvest season is perhaps the most magical time to visit the country. It is a time of celebration: when bountiful crops ripened over...

The Luxury Wine Experience: An Inside Look at Bordeaux Wine Tours by Bernard Magrez

Looking to immerse yourself in the secrets of Bordeaux wine-making? We just returned from a trip to France, where we indulged in the Luxury Wine Experience offered by Bernard Magrez. Here's an inside look...

Secret Provence: Exploring the Drôme Provençale in the South of France

Night was falling quickly and, having just navigated the breathtaking, and breathtakingly treacherous, roads over Provence’s jagged Mont Ventoux, I was anxious to reach our destination before dark. Not until the GPS announced two kilometres ahead did tiny Montaulieu appear, a hilltop...

Drôme and Ardèche: A Golfer’s Paradise in the South of France

Situated between the historic regions of Provence and Lyonnaise, the twin departements of Drôme and Ardèche are nothing short of golfing heaven. Here the ancient landscape is shaped by the winding Ardèche river, cutting deep gorges...

France Holiday Ideas: The Charms of Langres in Champagne-Ardenne

This charming fortified hilltop town in the Haute-Marne department of the Champagne-Ardenne has ancient history and modern thrills in equal abundance. Here's what we love. ACTION-PACKED SUMMER Langres boasts a packed – and eclectic– summer calendar; and this...

The Bridge 2017: Queen Mary 2 Arrives in New York

Cunard's Queen Mary 2 has beaten four trimarans in a Transatlantic race like to no other to celebrate a century of Franco-American relations. The iconic ocean liner docked in New York on Saturday, July...

Explore The Sarthe and Mayenne Valleys by Boat

A place of blooming nature and charming old villages Take a seat inside one of Anjou Navigation's houseboats to sail freely along those animated banks, full of unsuspected treasures. Created in 1980, this family company provides...

France Today Summer Gift Guide: Must-Have Accessories, Treats and More!

It’s official: summer’s here and we’re dreaming of long, lazy days on the sun-soaked plages (and why not Paris Plages?) As we’re getting ready to pack our beach bags, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of...