Reviewed: Hotel La Marmotte in Les Gets

More than simply a ski resort, Les Gets lives and breathes the alpine lifestyle all year round. Nestled between Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc, this culturally rich Savoyard village sets a spectacular scene for a...

12 Most Attractive Villages in the Rhône-Alpes

Discover the region's Plus Beaux Villages and most picturesque small towns Related articles: Beyond the Mountains in the Rhône-Alpes Things to See and Do in the Rhône-Alpes PÉROUGES This hilltop village was a centre of linen-weaving for much...

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...

Ski the French Alps: Stay at Le Strato in Courchevel

Welcome to one of the most exclusive ski destinations in the world. Courchevel, created in the late 1940s, is part of Les Trois Vallées, set in the French Alps. It’s composed of towns named...

Christmas in France: A Photo Tour from the Loire Valley to Alsace

It's the most wonderful time of year in France. From the historic Christmas markets in Alsace to the glorious chateaux of the Loire Valley, the country is showing off marvellous holiday decor. For those...

Pyrénées Skiing

They may not have the mass appeal or drama of the Alps but, for serious skiers like Dominic Bliss, the Pyrénées match their eastern cousins in every way Three hundred days of sunshine a year!...

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....

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...

Things to See and Do in the French Pays Basque

Indulge yourself from the beaches to the mountainous interior, via the great cities of Bayonne and Biarritz Markets There are great Halles marketplaces in the town centres of both Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Bayonne. Open until lunchtime every day of...

The Joys and Challenges of Running a Ski and Snowboard Lodge with Author Emma...

For six years, my niece and I ran a ski and snowboard lodge in the French Alps, while my teenage daughter attended the village school. It was an idyll. Almost. I’ve never been fitter, as...