Top Secret Slopes

The peaks of the Vercors and the Belledonne ranges offer winter sports in delightful small resorts.

Infographic: why do people ski in France?

France is the most-visited country in the world and popular worldwide with winter sports enthusiasts. So why do so many holidaymakers ski in France? Our infographic reveals the top reasons…

Les Angles Ski Resort in the Pyrenees

There’s a large wooden building near the top of the telecabin ski lift at Les Angles. It’s called the salle hors sac (which roughly translates as picnic bag room) and belongs to the local...

Winter in Paris: Our Checklist

Some top seasonal recommendations for the City of Light.

Our Guide to Top Christmas Markets in France 2017

Sparkling lights, dazzling decorations, traditional delicacies (bredele biscuits, anyone?), the scent of roasting chestnuts and hot mulled wine wafting through the air... There's a reason so many travellers flock to France for the yuletide season....

Olympics Fever: Get Your Hands on a Vintage French-Inspired Poster

The winter Olympics are kicking off in Seoul today and so we'll take a minute to raise a glass to France's Baron Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937), who is considered the father of the modern Olympic...

Which ski resort should you choose?

With all the ski resorts on offer in France, the choice can become overwhelming when you’re planning your next skiing holiday. We’ve picked our top resorts for families and for skiers of varying abilities...

Things to See and Do in Alsace

We highlight some of the more popular activities, attractions and places to visit Related articles: Great Wine Destinations: Alsace, Triumph over Adversity 12 Iconic Wine Estates to Visit in Alsace CHRISTMAS MARKETS The enchanting Alsatian tradition of the...

Skiing in August: Sept Jours, Deux Alpes

Skiing in August is not an activity open to most Europeans, but there is one place you can go – and Dominic Bliss took his family there. I've just learned a new French phrase: l'épaule...

Ski the French Alps: Free Wifi at Val Thorens

New for the winter season: Rent GoPro cameras to capture all the thrills and spills on the slopes.