Alpine Adventures for Non-Skiers

Guy Hibbert heads off-piste to discover the summertime pleasures of the Annecy Mountains As long as there is snow, Alpine ski resorts seldom struggle to attract visitors for the sheer joy of the piste and...

Rock on into the Wilds of the Mercantour Park

The Vallée des Merveilles, with its stark beauty, prehistoric rock carvings and welcoming hostelries, is the perfect spot to get away from it all. Lanie Goodman pulls on her hiking boots Think of it like...

12 Natural Wonders of the Cévennes

This extraordinary national park is bursting with peaks, gorges and caves Related articles: Into the Wild, Travels in the Cévennes What to See and Do in the Cévennes VALLÉE DE THINES The valley’s high passes and deep gorges...

What to See and Do on the Channel Coast

From sandy beaches and historic towns to outdoor activities and gastronomic specialities Related article: Great Destinations, Time to Tune into the Channel Outdoors Pick up walking and cycling itineraries – and hire bikes or e-bikes – at...

What to See and Do in the Cévennes

Renowned for its natural splendours, the Cévennes is also host to beautiful villages, fascinating museums and more Related article: Into the Wild, Travels in the Cévennes GARD  Le Train à Vapeur (steam train) Discover the beautiful landscapes and...

Mountain Wonders: New Hotels in France

While the mountains make us think of ski season, these new places are fabulous enough to visit any time of year – no snow required VAL THORENS Named in reference to ski champion Marielle Goitschel, with...

Into the Wild: Travels in the Cévennes

Jennifer Ladonne winds her way through the craggy wilderness of the Cévennes national park, crossing paths with Robert Louis Stevenson Over 12 days in the autumn of 1878, Robert Louis Stevenson and his capricious donkey...

The Paris Bicycle Boom

While Paris has not been known as a cycle-friendly city, all that is changing, with some 50km of bike lanes added in the past few months alone. Here, Caroline Harrap reports on the new...

Normandy Travel: 10 Reasons to Visit La Baie du Cotentin

La Baie du Cotentin, at the heart of the Cotentin Marshes Regional Natural Park in La Manche, is a land brimming with abundant nature and history, and most famously it was home to the...

Best Foot Forward: 4 Hiking Hints From Around l’Hexagon

France is blessed with some rather marvellous randonnée routes. Get your boots on and hit these notable walking spots... CASUAL IN CROZON South of Brest in Brittany, a defining feature of Finistère’s coastline is the craggy...