12 Great Places to Visit in Coastal Languedoc

Our pick of a dozen wonderful spots to visit along the Languedoc coast... Related feature article: Just Say “Oc”: Exploring the Languedoc Coastline ÉTANG DE SCAMANDRE The Réserve Régionale du Scamandre occupies 146 hectares on the southwest side...

Top Things to See and Do in Normandy

We highlight some of the more popular activities, attractions and places to visit in the Normandy region. Related articles: Great Travel Destinations, Normandy for Everyone Top 12 Iconic Sites of Normandy Where to Stay and Eat in...

The Other Riviera: Exploring Occitanie on the Mediterranean

Over three hundred days of sunshine a year, long stretches of Mediterranean coast and inland lagoons, fantastic water sports, walking and cycling, protected national parks and some of the best food and wine to...

Ideal for a short break: Le Touquet

Are you in search of wide-open sands and pine forests alongside shopping and gastronomic temptations? Visit Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, an ideal short break spot just 45 minutes from Calais, says Gillian Thornton. If your idea of the perfect short...

France Holiday Ideas: 5 Reasons to Go to La Terre des 2 Caps

Nestled between Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the heart of the Parc Naturel des Caps et Marais d’Opale, The Land of Two Capes is rife with nature, architecture and gastronomy to enjoy... Here are 5...

My Life in Paris: Sea-Inspired Beauty Secrets from Ladies Past

Sailing past the Comédie-Française after lunch, I caught my reflection, looming just a bit too large above a replica “Mini-Me” Molière doll in the gift shop vitrine. The poupée-sized playwright seemed to be speaking to me, saying, “Ma chérie,...
Martin Parr in Evian

The Buzz in Evian: Life’s a Beach by Photographer Martin Parr

Acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr has zoomed in once again on his perennial theme of ‘beach life’, which he’s been documenting for decades, though this time his work appears in a town without a...

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...

Holiday Ideas: The Heritage of Calvados

In the heart of Normandy, the department of Calvados boasts some of France’s most enchanting coastline and a host of medieval treasures. Here is our pick of the best. BAYEUX Bayeux is famous for its deceptively named ‘tapestry’ (which...

Villefranche-sur-Mer: A Beautiful Hideaway on the Côte d’Azur

I sat in a Chicago sidewalk café this week with my face tilted up to bake in the unusually warm October sunshine and felt a pang for the Côte d'Azur I had experienced just a...