Loire Valley Vineyards: Merrymaking Days at the Château du Petit Thouars

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry. It’s not the family motto of the Count and Countess du Petit Thouars, but it is the motto of their forthcoming full-day events, called “Merrymaking Days”, being held over the summer...

10 Reasons to Visit the Pays de la Loire Region of France

Nestling off the Atlantic coast and once a linchpin of the Duchy of Brittany, the Pays de la Loire is a smorgasbord of vineyards, swanky seaside resorts, historic nooks and offbeat attractions LA BAULE Once the...

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...

Exploring the Magnificent Bois de Vincennes in Paris

The eastern ‘Lung of Paris’, the Bois de Vincennes is a haven for wildlife and a playground for Parisians. Jennifer Ladonne explores its manifold delights Though Paris was a major instigator (and indeed the host)...

5 Must-Sees When Cycling in France

Château de Fontainebleau When cycling through the wonderful forests of Fontainebleau, approximately 37 miles southeast of Paris, you will pass by the artistic village of Barbizon. Since the first half of the 19th century a...

12 Great Places to Visit in Les Deux Charentes

Our pick of the best places to visit in theTwo Charentes – from a spectacular underground church to a wetland wilderness Related articles: Double the Fun in the Two Charentes Things to See and Do...

The Peace of Wild Things: Cruising the Canal du Nivernais in Burgundy

Originally designed as a method of transportation, the Canal du Nivernais is now a peaceful waterway, ideal for cruising gently downstream, as Alison Hughes discovered. If you have ever dreamt of slowing things down and...

Things to See and Do in Les Deux Charentes

Head to the coast for seaside fun, boat rides and island life, or go inland for fast cars, gentle cycle rides and history... Related article: Double the Fun in the Two Charentes MUSEUMS AND HISTORY With Romanesque...

Things to See and Do in Franche-Comté

Explore the region’s military history and foodie trails or enjoy the great outdoors on skis, horseback, in a boat or on foot... Related article: Franche-Comté: The Land of Plenty HISTORIC ROUTES Belfort from Fort to Fort. Drive...

Double the Fun in the Two Charentes

If you’re seeking la France profonde, with great weather, endless sandy beaches, and plenty for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike, you need look no further than Charente and Charente-Maritime, says Guy Hibbert. Having owned...