Seaside fun at Dinard

What to See and Do in Brittany in 2021

With lots of natural scenic splendour, this is a great place to get out and about, by boat, by bike or on foot. Related articles: The Littoral Charms of Brittany 12 Essential Visits in Brittany in...
Vineyard and mountains: Château Romanin

Wine Tasting Near St-Rémy-de-Provence

Provence is a wine lover’s paradise, and wines have been produced there for thousands of years. My wife and I live part of the year in St-Rémy-de-Provence, near many excellent wineries. Here are some...
Chef Nico Roselet poisson du lac

Join a Live Bastille Day Celebration Barbecue on Lake Annecy

Live on Zoom, from Duingt, France, on the western shore of Lake Annecy, Master Chef Jean-Louis Gerin will be hosting a French barbecue demonstration in honour of Bastille Day. Attendez une minute. French barbecue? Chopped...
Saint-Malo

12 Essential Visits in Brittany in 2021

Our choice of must-see towns, natural wonders and other places of interest. Related articles: The Littoral Charms of Brittany SAINT-MALO Home of 17th-century privateers, the ‘Intra Muros’ district was fully rebuilt after the Second World War; the...
tour de france

Taming the Beast: Mont Ventoux and the Tour de France 2021

Champion cyclists have lost their lives battling ‘The Beast’ Mont Ventoux and yet this year’s Tour de France challenges riders to make the ascent twice in one day. Steve Wartenberg reports. The 103rd Tour de...
Lac de Montriond

Wild Camping in the French Alps

As we stand in the middle of a patch of woodland halfway up the mountain, I start to wonder if I’ve made a mistake. Tall, spindly pine trees surround us and our guide, Herve...
Jardin Exotique

Gardens of the Côte d’Azur

Guy Hibbert discovers a slice of paradise amidst the exotic and colourful gardens of the French Riviera. When you picture wealthy people enjoying the balmy climate of the Côte d’Azur the image that springs to...
Doornik

Bon Vivant by Bike and Boat: A Cycling Holiday from Bruges to Paris

During this 15 day bike & barge trip through Flanders (Belgium) and northern France, from Bruges to Paris, you will cycle through attractive areas, not yet discovered by mass tourism. This tour is characterized...
Entrance Les Franciscaines

Les Franciscaines: The New Cultural Centre in Deauville

Deauville, Normandy, considered by many Paris’s 21st district, is famous for its beaches, horse races, and cinema festival, but now, thanks to newcomer Les Franciscaines, the seaside resort can also offer some art to...
Montargis

Follow the Seine: A Boating and Biking Trip from Paris to Montargis

This 8-day bike & barge tour starts in Paris, where the barge Fleur is docked in the center of the city, not far from the Notre Dame Cathedral. Unlike other river cruise ships, you...