Canal du Midi © Occitanie tourism

12 Unmissable Sites in Languedoc-Roussillon

Our choice of must-see towns, monuments and other places of interest. Related article: You Can Have It All in Languedoc-Roussillon CANAL DU MIDI Many operators hire out boats for trips up the Canal du Midi, which links...
An aerial view of Vannes, overlooking its fortified city walls and lawns with floral design

Explore Vannes: The Ideal Breton City

Quaint timbered buildings, modern shopping, bustling harbour cafés and stunning islands – Annaliza Davis explains why Vannes is the ideal Breton city. If you want a city in Brittany that sums up the spirit and...
The view across the Old Bridge over the Orb river to the Cathedral of Saint-Nazaire in Béziers

You Can Have It All in Languedoc-Roussillon

A little bit Massif Central, a little bit Pyrenean and very much Mediterranean, the traditional region of Languedoc-Roussillon is a land of ever-intriguing contrasts, as discovered by Dominic Bliss. From the Rhône delta and the...
The charming childhood home of Colette in Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye (Photo C Clier, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme

What to See and Do in Burgundy

From cycling to art galleries to cookery lessons or a relaxation session in a spa, there’s plenty on offer Related article: Get Away from It All in Burgundy GOING GASTRONOMICAL To discover the region’s famed gastronomy, where...
Parfondeval Rétroscapade

Great Northern Road Trips

Yearning to hit the open French road and combine glorious sightseeing with super stays? The departments of Pas-de-Calais, Somme, Aisne and Meuse in Northeast France have everything you could wish for – easy to...
Must cite as Musee des Arts et Metiers

Those Magnificent Men: France and Aviation History

In 1909, businessman Louis Blériot astonished the world by flying across the Channel France soared into aviation history on July 25, 1909, when Louis Blériot piloted the first aeroplane across the English Channel, accomplishing what...
he rolling green landscapes of Coulanges-la-Vineuse in northern Burgundy

Get Away from It All in Burgundy

From little-known mountains to a valley of waterfalls and expansive forests to vast vineyards, Burgundy is the perfect place for post pandemic travels away from the crowds – and so much more besides. Caroline...
Auch, historic centre

12 Essential Visits in Gers in 2021

Our choice of must-see towns, monuments and other places of interest in Gers. Related article: Step Back in Time in Gers AUCH Capital of Gascony and now an Art & History Town, Auch is listed by UNESCO...
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Roc of Ages: The History of an Icon on the Riviera

Guy Hibbert reviews an exquisite new book celebrating 150 years of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. In 1865, Hippolyte de Villemessant, the publisher who made Le Figaro the world-famous newspaper it is today, dreamt of a haven...
Mont Saint Michel bay walk group

What to See and Do in Normandy in 2021

As well as the famous D-day beaches, there are outdoor adventures, festivals galore and beautiful villages in Normandy. Related article: The Timeless Charms of Normandy, What’s New in 2021 WAR AND PEACE The British Normandy Memorial at...