Rock on into the Wilds of the Mercantour Park

The Vallée des Merveilles, with its stark beauty, prehistoric rock carvings and welcoming hostelries, is the perfect spot to get away from it all. Lanie Goodman pulls on her hiking boots Think of it like...

12 Natural Wonders of the Cévennes

This extraordinary national park is bursting with peaks, gorges and caves Related articles: Into the Wild, Travels in the Cévennes What to See and Do in the Cévennes VALLÉE DE THINES The valley’s high passes and deep gorges...

Into the Wild: Travels in the Cévennes

Jennifer Ladonne winds her way through the craggy wilderness of the Cévennes national park, crossing paths with Robert Louis Stevenson Over 12 days in the autumn of 1878, Robert Louis Stevenson and his capricious donkey...

Best Foot Forward: 4 Hiking Hints From Around l’Hexagon

France is blessed with some rather marvellous randonnée routes. Get your boots on and hit these notable walking spots... CASUAL IN CROZON South of Brest in Brittany, a defining feature of Finistère’s coastline is the craggy...

The Road Less Travelled: A Modern Pilgrimage in France

Jennifer Ladonne follows in the footsteps of Mary Magdalene, and the millions of pilgrims who followed Under the dappled Provençal sunshine filtering through a thick canopy of beech trees, my pilgrimage buddy and I make...

What to See and Do in the Drôme

Lavender farms, waterfalls, vineyards and botanical gardens... welcome to a nature lover’s paradise Related articles: The Drôme: The Organic Heart of France 12 of the Drôme’s Top Attractions FOLLOW A LAVENDER TRAIL One thing you simply must do...

Island of Wild Beauty: Nature, Wildlife, and Heritage in Corsica

Corsica is a remarkably diverse land with something to offer everyone.  Related articles: Great Destinations, The Italian Influence on Corsica What to See and Do in Corsica MOUNTAINS Les Aiguilles (‘Needles’) de Bavella is a 1,800-metre-high range of...

What to See and Do in Corsica

From wild country and outdoor sports to cathedrals and museums, there is plenty to keep holidaymakers busy Related article: Great Destinations, The Italian Influence on Corsica OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Boat trips There are boat trips of every kind on...

Chain Reaction: Exploring the Chaîne des Puys Volcanoes in France

Dominic Bliss finds perfection in the magical Chaîne des Puys volcanoes, a phenomenon recently recognised by UNESCO Le Puy du Pariou is the perfect volcano. Conical, symmetrical and with a crater gouged out of the...

Into the Wild: A Hiking Adventure in the Pyrénées

A hiking adventure through the spectacular Pyrenean landscape sends Marion Sauvebois river deep and mountain high The trail had gone cold. After hours of bog-hopping through Cerdagne’s rain-lashed wilderness in hot pursuit of the GR hiking...