Les Arcs winter 2018

The Woman Who Democratised Skiing

Twenty-two years after her death, the influence of Charlotte Perriand, the design brains behind the modernist ski resort of Les Arcs, is as strong as ever. Dominic Bliss finds out why there are still...
art deco architecture

France in New York: La Maison Française at Rockefeller Center

Rivalling Paris, midtown Manhattan abounds in fine examples of Art Deco architecture. From the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to countless office buildings, subway stations and restaurants, there are wonderful examples on almost every block. One could...
Chateau De Versailles

The Quick Guide: 12 Essential Day Trips From Paris

Loved Chloe Govan's recent feature on day trips from Paris? Here's a quick reference guide to the essential trips. From natural wonders to stunning châteaux to the haunts of favourite artists, there’s something for...
Cycling at the Chateau de Chambord

What to See and Do Outside of Paris

Keen to explore the sites in the regions surrounding Paris? Foodie museums, hot air balloon rides and garden festivals are just some of the attractions on offer. Related articles: Day Trips from Paris: Champagne Country,...
Honfleur

12 Essential Visits in Normandy in 2021

Our pick of the must-see towns, historic buildings and other places of interest. Related articles: The Timeless Charms of Normandy A Taste of Normandy What to See and Do in Normandy in 2021 Where to Stay and Eat...
An aerial view of Vannes, overlooking its fortified city walls and lawns with floral design

Explore Vannes: The Ideal Breton City

Quaint timbered buildings, modern shopping, bustling harbour cafés and stunning islands – Annaliza Davis explains why Vannes is the ideal Breton city. If you want a city in Brittany that sums up the spirit and...
Historic capital of Dijon

12 Essential Visits in Burgundy

Our pick of the must-see towns, historic buildings and other places of interest Related articles: Get Away from It All in Burgundy What to See and Do in Burgundy HISTORIC CAPITAL OF DIJON Dijon has such a rich...
The view across the Old Bridge over the Orb river to the Cathedral of Saint-Nazaire in Béziers

You Can Have It All in Languedoc-Roussillon

A little bit Massif Central, a little bit Pyrenean and very much Mediterranean, the traditional region of Languedoc-Roussillon is a land of ever-intriguing contrasts, as discovered by Dominic Bliss. From the Rhône delta and the...
The charming childhood home of Colette in Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye (Photo C Clier, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme

What to See and Do in Burgundy

From cycling to art galleries to cookery lessons or a relaxation session in a spa, there’s plenty on offer Related article: Get Away from It All in Burgundy GOING GASTRONOMICAL To discover the region’s famed gastronomy, where...
Parfondeval Rétroscapade

Great Northern Road Trips

Yearning to hit the open French road and combine glorious sightseeing with super stays? The departments of Pas-de-Calais, Somme, Aisne and Meuse in Northeast France have everything you could wish for – easy to...