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...

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,...
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...

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...
E-1027 villa

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...

Rue Amandine: The Perfect Trip to Paris, Customized for You

Experience authentic Paris with the fabulous travel designers at Rue Amandine.

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."

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...

Bucket List Adventures: A Cycling Vacation with Discover France

Biking through the French countryside offers a front-row seat to the scenery.

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...