Nausicaá and the Beating Heart of Boulonnais

Making a beeline for Nausicaá, Boulogne’s aquatic showstopper, Rhiannon Rees ends up discovering a deeply historic area tied to Britain and the sea To some, Boulonnais is a mark on the map, a vague belt...

Things to See and Do in Calvados

Explore the département’s history, heritage, museums, festivals and outdoor activities Related articles: Calvados in Normandy: Tales from the Parisian Riviera Not-to-Miss Remembrance Sites in Calvados, Normandy HERITAGE AND CULTURE As the birthplace of William the Conqueror, Calvados is...

New Things to See and Do in Paris

However often you visit, there is always something new going on in the City of Light Related articles: The Best of the New in Paris 12 Fashionable Cocktail Bars in Paris SHOPPING Centre Commercial, Rue Madame Riding on the...

5 Ways to Discover Vercors, Home to France’s Largest Nature Reserve

Home to the largest nature reserve in France, the Vercors's dramatic rockscape and patchwork of rugged valleys are ripe to be explored on foot or by bike – unless you fancy a canter? HIT THE...

Calvados in Normandy: Tales from the Parisian Riviera

Famous for its cider and its eponymously named eau-de-vie, this is William the Conqueror’s birthplace and where the Allies landed in 1944. Marion Sauvebois discovers a département where the locals have become the self-appointed...

Cradle of History: Must-Visit National Monuments in Western France

From the world’s largest megalithic site to fairy-tale châteaux and historic dungeons, Marion Sauvebois rounds up this summer’s must-visit National Monuments in western France LES ALIGNEMENTS DE CARNAC Is it a ruined prehistoric temple? An ancient...

Do it Yourself in Burgundy

Watching tutorials are fine, but nothing beats getting stuck in with your own two hands. Here are a few activities which will turn you into a proper Burgundian. Make your own wine barrel Following an introduction...

Scents and Sensibility: Shopping for Bespoke Perfume in Paris

Two hundred years since Guerlain opened his first boutique in Paris, bespoke fragrances are making a monumental comeback. And you no longer have to be an empress to indulge, writes Jennifer Ladonne Almost two centuries...

NAUSICAA Unveils Europe’s Biggest Aquarium Tank

Boulogne-sur-Mer’s world famous aquarium NAUSICAA is set to unveil to the public a new exhibition this May 19th with a focus on the open sea. The enormous new tank, which has a capacity of...

Great Outdoor Activities in Auvergne

Our choice of a dozen outdoor pursuits to get you active (but not too active) in Auvergne Related article: Great Travel Destinations: Auvergne, France’s Wild Child MÉANDRE DE QUEUILLE This natural wonder, a huge oxbow lake in...