Summertime, and the living in France is easy!

1. Faire la fête The south of France is blessed with a glorious summer climate and the locals make the most of it, at festivals which are spread throughout the season. Arts and theatre aficionados are...

The Hermione Arrives in Yorktown to Cheers and Fireworks

The replica of Lafayette's ship is a symbol of liberty and Franco-American friendship.

The Hermione: The Replica of Lafayette’s Famous Frigate Sets Sail

Built in Rochefort using 18th century shipbuilding technology, the tallship is now crossing the Atlantic in a symbolic voyage.

10 reasons to visit Cherbourg, Normandy

Where else would you find big sandy beaches, exotic plants and the deepest aquarium in Europe?  1. Prizewinning Parks There are two ‘Jardins Remarquables’ in Cherbourg – Parc Liais on account of its non-indigenous species (including a Japanese azaelea...

Another side to Champagne

It’s not just the chance to drink this world famous wine on location that makes Champagne worth a visit. For those who want to get back to nature, the region’s forests, meadows and lakes provide endless opportunities for outdoor activities. Here’s our pick...

Paradise found in Gérardmer, Lorraine

In the warm sunshine of a summer evening, I am almost alone on the roof of the Vosges. An elderly couple are soaking up the panorama with their two collies, whilst three French bikers in leathers take turns...

Rent a Houseboat and Discover France over the Water

Pilot your own boat, without a license, and see the country in a unique way.

See France differently: unusual travel ideas

10 unusual ways to travel in France… 1. Hit the road Do you dream of cruising through the south of France in the utmost style, getting a taste of celebrity status while motoring through the vineyards and...

New in 2015: Seine River Cruises with Viking Longships

From the City of Light, explore Claude Monet's gardens at Giverny and important WWII sites in Normandy.