Just Say “Oc”: Exploring the Languedoc Coastline

Glorious beaches, lagoons, medieval cities, bustling seaside towns and vineyards as far as the eye can see... Dominic Bliss visits the Languedoc coastline, where summer never seems to end From the Rhône Delta almost down...
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Discover 3 Wine Routes in the Midi-Pyrénées

When you think of French wine, famous appellations like Champagne or Bordeaux are the first names that come to mind; wines with strong characters and powerful flavours, their fame extends far beyond the nation’s...

Gateway to Mont-Saint-Michel: All Roads Lead to Pontorson

Scroll back to the year 1030, when Norman war bands set up camp on the River Couesnon, and you’ll find the beginnings of the gateway town of Pontorson, so-named after the Norman leader, Monsieur...
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E-1027: Gray’s Modernist Dream on the Côte d’Azur

A few years ago, while swimming at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin beach, in a sedate corner of the Côte d’Azur close to the Italian border, I looked up and noticed a house perched above the sea. Even...

Top 12 Most Iconic Sites in the Midi-Pyrénées

There are 26 Grands Sites in Midi-Pyrénées... Here is our choice of the top 12. Related articles: Great Destinations: Midi-Pyrénées, Lighting the Way CONQUES, AVEYRON The Abbey of Sainte-Foy is the focal point for this maze of...

Photo Essay: The Famous Pilgrimage Site of Vézelay

Just 3 hours on the A6 from Paris will bring you (back) to a remarkable era in French religious history. Situated in the Yonne department in Burgundy, Vézelay is a designated UNESCO World Heritage...

12 Iconic Renaissance Sites in the Loire Valley

As the cradle of the French Renaissance, the Val de Loire boasts a wealth of places to explore Related articles: Cradle of the Renaissance: A Celebration in the Loire Valley Things to See and Do in...

Holiday Ideas: The Heritage of Calvados

In the heart of Normandy, the department of Calvados boasts some of France’s most enchanting coastline and a host of medieval treasures. Here is our pick of the best. BAYEUX Bayeux is famous for its deceptively named ‘tapestry’ (which...

Things to See and Do in Picardy

Must-do events for your diary, sites to explore, arts, sports and culture Related article: Picardy at Peace REMEMBRANCE For an overview of the 1914-18 conflict on the Somme, visit the tunnels of the Somme 1916 Museum in...

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...