A Winter Wonderland in Le Touquet

Le Touquet – Paris by the sea. If it’s good enough for the Macrons… Just a 2 hr, 30-minute ride from Gare du Nord (pack a snack for the train from L'Etoile, Thierry Marx’s bistro)...

Top Things to See and Do in the Limousin

Discover France’s rural heart through its traditions, festivals, museums and cultural events. Related articles: Discover the Limousin, France’s Rural Heart 12 Unmissable Sites: Great Places to Visit in the Limousin Where to Stay and Eat...

Château de Hautefort: An Enchanting Castle in the Dordogne

The elegant Château de Hautefort sits atop a rolling green hill, offering superlative views of the Lourde and Beuze valleys in the Dordogne. The chateau has a long and rich history, with records showing...

Parc Zoologique de Paris: A New Species of Zoo

The talk of the town is the reopening of the famous zoo after a 167 million euro renovation.

Pyrénées Skiing

They may not have the mass appeal or drama of the Alps but, for serious skiers like Dominic Bliss, the Pyrénées match their eastern cousins in every way Three hundred days of sunshine a year!...

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...

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...

Things to See and Do in Nord-Pas de Calais

Explore the region’s history, natural heritage and enjoy many outdoor activities Related article: Top of the World, Nord-Pas de Calais REMEMBRANCE Follow four self-drive Remembrance Trails to visit memorials to and cemeteries of the fallen from WWI. For...

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...
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Family Holidays in France: Simple Pleasures in Charente-Maritime

France is a huge country, many times bigger than each individual part of the UK, and as a result it is sometimes difficult to pinpoint exact locations where the family can have a great deal of fun without spending...