Jura Mountains ski holidays easy with new Ryanair flights

The Jura Mountains, the French region which is home to popular ski resorts such as Les Rousses and Métabief, are now easily accessible this winter thanks to new Ryanair flights from London Stansted to...

Alternative ski stations in the French Pyrenees

Resorts reviewed by Benn Coley If you are looking for a more authentic French skiing experience, want to get away from expensive English bar and restaurant prices you find in the Alps and you want...

Winter Festivals on the Côte d’Azur

As if sunny days, mild temperatures and blossoming mimosa weren’t enough, February also brings three fun festivals to the Côte d’Azur. For the second year in a row, the three cities—Nice, Menton and Mandelieu-La...

Skiing in the Pyrenees Orientales

A guide to the different ski resorts in the Pays Catalan If you’re looking for the ideal skiing holiday you’re bound to find the right place in the Pyrenees Orientales where there is a large...

A Look at Courchevel

Courchevel has often been compared to Aspen, in the United States, but Americans buying in the French Alpine resorts so far have been few and far between.

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....

Winter ski holidays in France: A playground in Métabief

Above all a family site, far from the crowds of big resorts, Métabief is the ideal resort to enjoy the green, blue, red and black slopes while discovering an exceptional panoramic view the Alpine...

Great Travel Destinations: Auvergne, France’s Wild Child

Auvergne is untamed and rugged – a region of forests, mountains, remote farmland and dormant volcanoes, but it also has urban sophistication and culture. Dominic Bliss provides a fascinating perspective on this unique place Sooner...
Ski the French Pyrénées ©Nadia Jordan

The best ski resorts in the French Pyrénées

Mention the Pyrénées to most international skiers, and their mental check list will look something like this; cheap Spanish ski resorts; lack of challenging slopes; bargain basement skiing; first-time skiers; only for those on...

Font Romeu Ski Resort in the Pyrénées: France’s Second Oldest Resort

Font Romeu claims to be one of the sunniest towns in all of France, with around 300 days of sunshine a year. So sunny, in fact, that, in the 1960s, the government built an...