The Somme: In Search of a Name

I was in Toulouse on the 23rd June 2016, learning a little French at Alliance Française. When I woke up on the morning of the 24th June I found I was no longer European,...
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...
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E-1027: Gray’s Modernist Dream on the Côte d’Azur

A few years ago, while swimming at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin beach, in a sedate corner of the Côte d’Azur close to the Italian border, I looked up and noticed a house perched above the sea. Even...
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12 Best Outdoor Activities in Champagne and the Ardennes

The region isn’t all about the sparkling wine and historic cities. With so much beautiful countryside, much of it surprisingly isolated, there are loads of sporty and outdoor activities on offer – great for burning...

Things to See and Do in Champagne and the Ardennes

A combination of cosmopolitan cities and isolated countryside means there’s no shortage of experiences in this delightful region. Related articles: Great French Destinations: Champagne and the Ardennes 12 Best Outdoor Activities in Champagne and the...

5 of the best: Marvels of Millau

The Millau area of Aveyron in Midi-Pyrénees is perhaps best known for its splendid viaduct. But there's much more to enjoy in this delightful region. Here is our pick of the area's cultural and natural...

Attention All Bike and Wine Lovers: Cruising and Cycling with Boat Bike Tours

Cruising and cycling in France As far as holiday destinations go it doesn’t get any better than the Bordeaux and Champagne regions of France. Lovers of fine wine and cycling can easily combine their passions...

My Life in Provence: A Tour of the Chocolaterie de Puyricard in Aix

A visit to the famous chocolaterie reflects the French ethos of "quality over quantity."

Najac castle in the Aveyron

If the word château conjures up epic battles and soaring ramparts in your imagination, Najac Castle in the Aveyron is a must-visit site. Situated in the west of the department, the fortified castle of...

Château de Fontainebleau Reopens Marie Antoinette’s Turkish Boudoir

Less than an hour from central Paris, the Château de Fontainebleau was inhabited by French royalty for seven centuries and is a marvelous mélange of architecture and design, as each successive inhabitant—from François I...