Campsite on the Shores of Lake Sanguinet: Camping Les Grands Pins

Camping les Grands Pins is situated on the shores of lake Sanguinet, at 800 m from the village, near the Bassin d’Arcachon, the dune du Pyla and the ocean. In the area: mountain bike trips, cycle...

Château de Saint Mesmin: Step into the Middle Ages in the Deux-Sèvres

In the springtime, the fields of the Deux-Sèvres in western France are a dazzling patchwork of lush green and brilliant yellow colza. Follow a narrow country lane over a bridge—this little Sevreau stream actually...
Le Petit Trianon

5 Reasons to Visit the Château de Versailles, Europe’s Grandest Palace

King Louis XIV’s Grand Apartments, Chamber & the Galerie des Glaces Seven rooms make up The Sun King’s ‘Grand Apartments’ and, as you progress from one to the next, your jaw will drop ever lower at their opulence. The...

Travel to Undiscovered France: 10 Secret French Islands

Even without taking its overseas territories into account, France has a number of interesting islands that are well worth venturing out to. Tristan Rutherford sets sail… Parisian Island: Île aux Cygnes Imagine a graceful tree-lined alley planted in the middle of...
A market in Rennes

Things to See and Do in Brittany

A part of France and yet distinct, Brittany offers no shortage of novel experiences... Here's a sampling of favourites. Fest Noz To truly experience the real life of Brittany, you’ll have to find yourself a Fest Noz – a Breton...

Things to See and Do in the Loire Valley

We highlight here some of the more popular activities, attractions and places to visit in the Loire Valley region. BALLOONING A relaxing and picturesque way to view the châteaux and river valleys from above; it’s as if the...

5 Favourite Ski Resorts in France

Courchevel: Year-round resort One of the largest and longest-established ski resorts in the world, Courchevel was created from scratch in 1946-- celebrating its 70th anniversary last year. The resort is situated in Les Trois Vallées, at one end of the...

The Nouvelle Vague: Today’s Expats in Paris

Long before tennis star Serena Williams and actress Scarlett Johanssen purchased Parisian pied-à-terres, and even before Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald painted the town red, Paris has lured foreigners who project dreams –...
Lascaux 4

Inside Lascaux 4: A Full-Size Replica of the Famous Cave

In September 1940, four French teenagers made a unique discovery in the gently rolling countryside bordering the Vézère: a subterranean cave lavishly decorated with paintings 20,000 years old. Even in wartime, word soon spread. Listed as a Historic Monument...

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...