Travel in Brittany: The Magic of Morbihan

Making quite the entrance by boat, Marion Sauvebois hops on the trail of Brittany’s ancient stones, medieval mascots – and mastermind thieves... I wave back with my free hand at the dog-walker gesticulating in our...

Great Travel Destinations: Le Berry, The Green Heart of France

Part of the Centre region, the ancient province of Le Berry offers culture, architecture and countryside. Gillian Thornton made the two-hour journey from Paris Many visitors to France – not to mention its residents –...
Aerial view of Le Mans

5 Fascinating Roman Sites in France

Le Mans: Painted city Naturally, when the name of Le Mans is mentioned, one immediately thinks of the world-famous 24-hour endurance race or iconic images of Steve McQueen in his Gulf Oil overalls. And while the event...
The Gare de Nice

Brand Spanking New: The Gare de Nice Gets a Makeover

If you’ve travelled to or from Nice on the train, you may remember the train station there as a rather dismal and somewhat confusing place. People crowding together to get through to the platforms,...

12 Essential Visits in Tarn-et-Garonne

Our choice of must-see villages, buildings and other places of interest Related article: Great Destinations: The Waterways of Tarn-et-Garonne Auvillar This village above the Garonne, famous for its circular covered market place, is classified among the Plus...

The Peace of Wild Things: Cruising the Canal du Nivernais in Burgundy

Originally designed as a method of transportation, the Canal du Nivernais is now a peaceful waterway, ideal for cruising gently downstream, as Alison Hughes discovered. If you have ever dreamt of slowing things down and...

French Riviera: 8 Secret Spots Off the Beaten Path

By foot, boat or car there are many secret spots to discover on the Côte d’Azur. Swerve the crowds for a deeper appreciation of this glorious coastal region, says Justin Postlethwaite A Skipper's Eye View The...
Carnac

12 Must-Visit Sites in Brittany

Brittany is famed for its sea-faring history, its unique culture, and of course its fabulous seafood, but there is so much more to the region beyond this. One of Europe’s most impressive prehistoric stone circles...
An Erté 'costume collectif'

From Fashion to Movies: Erté & the History of Art Deco in Paris

The world’s first Art Déco building was the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées built in Paris prior to the First World War. Between the two wars, the style was popularized by designers and artists who used...

Great Destinations in France: A World of New Adventure in Alsace

It's a part of France that is unlike any other (not least because it hasn't always been a part of France.) Much of the culture is distinctly German, and the influence of the Swiss...