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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...
he rolling green landscapes of Coulanges-la-Vineuse in northern Burgundy

Get Away from It All in Burgundy

From little-known mountains to a valley of waterfalls and expansive forests to vast vineyards, Burgundy is the perfect place for post pandemic travels away from the crowds – and so much more besides. Caroline...

The History of Jewish Provence

France has the largest Jewish population in Europe and the third largest in the world after Israel and the United States. Half of French Jews live in and around Paris, in neighborhoods like the...
The statue of the legendary D’Artagnan, one of Gascony’s most famous sons, in the stunning town of Auch, which is also home to a collection of Pre-Columbian art

Step Back in Time in Gers

Home of the legendary Musketeers, Gers lies at the heart of historic Gascony. Gillian Thornton explores this rural département, rich in heritage and tradition. Whichever way you look at it, the perched community of Lectoure...
napoleon statue in ajaccio

In Search of Napoleon in France

It’s 200 years since Napoleon Bonaparte’s death, and whether or not you’re a military history buff, the sights around France where the key events of his life took shape are sure to fascinate. 1. AJACCIO...