Art in Aix: The Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein at Caumont Centre d’Art

Any visit to uplifting Aix-en-Provence is always seductive, but combine it with the prospect of a rare view of one of the most prominent private art collections in the world, and then it’s off-the-charts...

12 Reasons to Visit Aveyron

Dotted with rugged landscapes and more ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ than any other part of the Hexagon, Aveyron is one for the bucket list. Here are 12 reasons to explore France’s 12th département... UNMISSABLE SIGHTS Nestled in...
bouchets, mussels, in Brittany

Mussels from the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel

Folklore has it that in 1235, an Irishman (or Scotsman, depending on which version you believe) named Patrick Walton was shipwrecked in the Bay de l'Aiguillon in the Charente region of France. Accustomed to trapping seabirds...

Picardy at Peace

A frequent battleground through the centuries, modern Picardy combines tranquil countryside, historic towns and unique heritage. Gillian Thornton explores this fascinating region. Early morning in the historic heart of Amiens and from my hotel room...
canoeing in the Dordogne

Things to See and Do in the Dordogne

Canoeing The Dordogne is France’s leading département for recreational canoeing, whatever your age or ability. Visitors can explore the delightful valleys of the Dordogne, Vézère, Isle and Dronne from spring right the way through to the autumn. Cycling Hire bikes and follow cycling...

City cycling in Mulhouse, Alsace

The idea of a cross-border commute sounded pretty exciting to me, but for Patrick Polansky, a resident of Mulhouse in the south of Alsace, it was nothing out of the ordinary – when you live within minutes of two...

Things to See and Do in the Berry Province of France

Villages and countryside to explore, family attractions, art, architecture and festivals Related articles: Great Travel Destinations: Le Berry, The Green Heart of France The 12 Most Iconic Sites of The Berry Where to Stay and...

Where Travel Now: Top 5 Things to Discover in the Calvados Department

With miles of unspoilt coastline and dramatic landscapes, the birthplace of the famous apple brandy is the beating heart of Normandy. The glorious rustic fare is just the cherry on top... FROM OUISTREHAM TO CAEN With...

The Top 5 Theme Parks in France

Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline filled theme park where you can have fun with all your favourite characters, a water park with log flumes and breathtaking slides, or a more educational park where...

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...