Grande Plage, Biarritz

Top 12 Cultural Attractions in the Pays Basque

Twelve places to visit on the Basque Coast and further inland Related article: Great Destinations: Basque in Glory GRANDE PLAGE, BIARRITZ This broad beach is overlooked by Napoleon’s former palace, the seafront casino and the lighthouse. Spend...

Island of Wild Beauty: Nature, Wildlife, and Heritage in Corsica

Corsica is a remarkably diverse land with something to offer everyone.  Related articles: Great Destinations, The Italian Influence on Corsica What to See and Do in Corsica MOUNTAINS Les Aiguilles (‘Needles’) de Bavella is a 1,800-metre-high range of...

What to See and Do in Corsica

From wild country and outdoor sports to cathedrals and museums, there is plenty to keep holidaymakers busy Related article: Great Destinations, The Italian Influence on Corsica OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Boat trips There are boat trips of every kind on...

Summer in France: How to Spend 48 Hours in Le Touquet

Situated by the sea just a two-hour train ride from Paris, Le Touquet makes a popular weekend destination for Parisians looking to escape the city, especially in summer. Here we round up recommendations for...

What to See and Do in La Manche

Make the most of the sea and land in this unique corner of France Related articles: Explore La Manche, a Beautiful Corner of Normandy 12 Things to See on the Coast of La Manche BACK IN TIME Pair...

Things to See and Do on the Northern Coast of France

Tour the region by land or sea and discover the many sporting and cultural activities on offer Related articles: Enjoying the High Life on the Northern Coast 12 Nature Experiences on France’s Northern Coast (and Beyond) Where...

Le Dernier Mot: War on Waste in La Ciotat

Litter on the beach affects everybody. Kristin Espinasse joins the clear-up effort... Here in La Ciotat a citizens’ initiative to clean up our beaches is turning heads. Le Déchet Zéro & Co. meet on Wednesdays...

Enjoying the High Life on the Northern Coast

Dominic Bliss explores France’s northern coast, a glorious region of rolling coastal cliffs and vast sandy beaches, awash with history and gastronomy There are still dead bodies deep beneath the beach at Zuydcoote. When the...

Le Dernier Mot: Naked Ambition

A visit to a nudist’s paradise is no big deal – right? Kristin Espinasse reveals all... While renovating our home in La Ciotat, my husband and I decided to escape the dusty chaos by heading...

Calvados in Normandy: Tales from the Parisian Riviera

Famous for its cider and its eponymously named eau-de-vie, this is William the Conqueror’s birthplace and where the Allies landed in 1944. Marion Sauvebois discovers a département where the locals have become the self-appointed...