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)...

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...

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...

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...

Things to See and Do in Picardy

Must-do events for your diary, sites to explore, arts, sports and culture Related article: Picardy at Peace REMEMBRANCE For an overview of the 1914-18 conflict on the Somme, visit the tunnels of the Somme 1916 Museum in...

Then and Now: Cycling the Tour de France Route in 1957

Australian writer, Catherine Berry, talks to British cyclist, Peter Newman, about his personal 1957 Tour de France. CB: In 1955, you were 22, living in the UK and hooked on cycling. You took part in...

Gateway to Mont-Saint-Michel: All Roads Lead to Pontorson

Scroll back to the year 1030, when Norman war bands set up camp on the River Couesnon, and you’ll find the beginnings of the gateway town of Pontorson, so-named after the Norman leader, Monsieur...