Gateway to Mont-Saint-Michel: All Roads Lead to Pontorson

Scroll back to the year 1030, when Norman war bands set up camp on the River Couesnon, and you’ll find the beginnings of the gateway town of Pontorson, so-named after the Norman leader, Monsieur...

10 Reasons to Visit Alpes de Haute-Provence

Bathed in sunshine 300 days a year and criss-crossed by lavender fields, the home of France’s own ‘Grand Canyon’ is an enchanting getaway... LAVENDER GALORE Perched 500m above sea level, the Valensole plateau is without a...

Travel in Brittany: The Magic of Morbihan

Making quite the entrance by boat, Marion Sauvebois hops on the trail of Brittany’s ancient stones, medieval mascots – and mastermind thieves... I wave back with my free hand at the dog-walker gesticulating in our...

Pilgrimages in France: Walking a Mountain to Mary Magdalene

The pilgrimage to Sainte Marie-Madeleine high on the Massif Ste Baume has always been one of my more accessible bucket list dreams. Now, I’m on my way. I am staying in the gorgeous Couvent...

“Wwoofing” Kismet in the Cevennes Mountains of Southern France 

When my partner and I cast our proverbial net across the French farms listed on www.wwoof.net, fate intervened by matching us with just the right one: Le Lauzas, located in the Cevennes mountains of...

Lofty Heights: Exploring Luberon’s Charming Perched Villages

Jennifer Ladonne grabs her backpack and heads for the region’s hilltop hotspots to discover the gems lying off the main tourist routes. Don't think there aren’t discoveries to be made in the many hilltop (perché)...

12 Great Places to Visit in Coastal Languedoc

Our pick of a dozen wonderful spots to visit along the Languedoc coast... Related feature article: Just Say “Oc”: Exploring the Languedoc Coastline ÉTANG DE SCAMANDRE The Réserve Régionale du Scamandre occupies 146 hectares on the southwest side...

Where Travel Now: Top 5 Things to Discover in the Calvados Department

With miles of unspoilt coastline and dramatic landscapes, the birthplace of the famous apple brandy is the beating heart of Normandy. The glorious rustic fare is just the cherry on top... FROM OUISTREHAM TO CAEN With...

Just Say “Oc”: Exploring the Languedoc Coastline

Glorious beaches, lagoons, medieval cities, bustling seaside towns and vineyards as far as the eye can see... Dominic Bliss visits the Languedoc coastline, where summer never seems to end From the Rhône Delta almost down...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Vieille du Temple in the Marais District

The rue Vieille du Temple is an ancient street in the Marais. Jeffrey T Iverson meets some of the local business owners intent on preserving its unique atmosphere To step into 30 rue Vieille du...