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...

The Heritage of Marseille: 5 Things We Love about the Southern City

Once a diamond in the rough, Marseille is fast becoming the go-to destination on the Mediterranean coast. With history aplenty, breathtaking coves and edgy architecture, it's little wonder... THE GOOD MOTHER Perched 154m above the city...

Grand Designs: Le Corbusier, the 20th Century’s Most Influential Architect

His concrete monoliths still divide opinion today, yet Le Corbusier is undoubtedly the most influential architect of the 20th century. Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey investigates Father of modern architecture, Le Corbusier was a true trailblazer. He was...

Things to See and Do in the Rhône-Alpes

Unmissable events for your diary, sites to explore, plus art, sports and culture Related article: Beyond the Mountains in the Rhône-Alpes MUSEUMS & BUILDINGS The Traboules of Lyon Lyon has more than 500 covered passageways, galleries, courtyards and...

City Breaks in France: Nîmes

With the city on the brink of UNESCO World Heritage status, Guy Hibbert suggests you get there early to beat the crowds... When the Romans conquered Gaul it was the well-known source of spring water...

The Route of the Cathars

Bewitching as it is, this region has a grisly and turbulent past involving religious persecution. Susan Aran follows in the footsteps of the Cathars as she explores this part of Languedoc’s fascinating history Cathar country...

The Vallée du Loir: The Other Loir is a Well-Kept Travel Secret in France

The lesser-known cousin of the Loire Valley, the well-kept secret that is the Vallée du Loir, certainly packs an incredible and diverse punch, as Marion Sauvebois discovered "The gardens of the Prieuré de Vauboin are...

10 Reasons to Visit the Pays de la Loire Region of France

Nestling off the Atlantic coast and once a linchpin of the Duchy of Brittany, the Pays de la Loire is a smorgasbord of vineyards, swanky seaside resorts, historic nooks and offbeat attractions LA BAULE Once the...

The Other Riviera: Exploring Occitanie on the Mediterranean

Over three hundred days of sunshine a year, long stretches of Mediterranean coast and inland lagoons, fantastic water sports, walking and cycling, protected national parks and some of the best food and wine to...

Newly Minted: A New Life for La Monnaie de Paris

After a six-year makeover, the Monnaie de Paris has reopened its doors as a culture hub complete with its own Michelin-starred restaurant courtesy of Guy Savoy, and cutting-edge art space. Founded in 864, La...