Holiday Ideas: The Heritage of Calvados

In the heart of Normandy, the department of Calvados boasts some of France’s most enchanting coastline and a host of medieval treasures. Here is our pick of the best. BAYEUX Bayeux is famous for its deceptively named ‘tapestry’ (which...

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...
Menton Lemon Festival

Winter Travel in France: Things to See and Do on the Riviera

A selection of activities and events for visitors of all ages! Related articles: The French Riviera in Winter Riviera Sightseeing: 12 Must-See Historic Places on the Côte d’Azur Where to Stay and Eat on the French...

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 Pont d’Arc in the Ardèche

10 Reasons to Visit the Ardèche

The Ardèche département in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region offers a variety of prime attractions, both entirely natural and man-made, at a wide range of altitudes... WORLD’S OLDEST ART GALLERY The French normally get a bit testy when forgers copy their greatest artists, but...
Cycling the trail: la Loire à vélo

Vélo Visits: Top Destinations on the 2016 Tour de France Route

Angers: France’s greenest city (2016 Tour de France, Stage 3) With direct flights from London and a journey time of just over an hour, Angers is now easier than ever to get to. Billed as the number one French city for...

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...

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...

Cycling holidays in La Rochelle

If you’ve ever wondered why the French love cycling so much, hop on the saddle, hit the road and you will soon be hooked too. Justin Postlethwaite visits the tranquil islands off La Rochelle and falls in...

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...