The Towns of the Drôme Provençale

The Drôme Provençale’s extraordinary wealth is in its authentic, unspoiled natural beauty, from breathtaking peaks, rivers and gorges to gentle, rolling countryside, all interspersed with charming villages. This is a place to relax, sample the local...

A Trip to the Historic Towns of Orange and Arles in Provence

It's a warm Provence morning in early August and the historic streets of Orange in Vaucluse are already buzzing with the promise of tonight’s major cultural offering. Television crews amble around outside the magnificent open-air Roman theatre, the Théâtre...

Passion & Lumière: The Nice Jazz Festival 2017

It’s always a perfect time to visit the blue, blue Côte d’Azur, but this July offers a special treat – the return of the Nice Jazz Festival, which will take place in this ever...

Top Things to See and Do in Normandy

We highlight some of the more popular activities, attractions and places to visit in the Normandy region. Related articles: Great Travel Destinations, Normandy for Everyone Top 12 Iconic Sites of Normandy Where to Stay and Eat in...
Cycling the trail: la Loire à vélo

Vélo Visits: Top Destinations on the 2016 Tour de France Route

Angers: France’s greenest city (2016 Tour de France, Stage 3) With direct flights from London and a journey time of just over an hour, Angers is now easier than ever to get to. Billed as the number one French city for...
Le Petit Trianon

5 Reasons to Visit the Château de Versailles, Europe’s Grandest Palace

King Louis XIV’s Grand Apartments, Chamber & the Galerie des Glaces Seven rooms make up The Sun King’s ‘Grand Apartments’ and, as you progress from one to the next, your jaw will drop ever lower at their opulence. The...
© Festival de Saint-Denis

Festival de Saint-Denis: A Magical Music Experience Just North of Paris

Just picture it: the Orchestre National de France and the Choir of Radio France at the culmination of the 2016 Saint-Denis Festival; those fortunate enough to have acquired tickets for the concert watch spellbound...
Ensemble San Francisco performing at Le Festival, June 19, 2015

Le Festival of French Classical Music at Alliance Française Silicon Valley

The 3rd edition of Le Festival of French Classical Music will be presented by the Alliance Française Silicon Valley (AFSCV) this May. Concerts will feature baroque music from 17th century France on the first night,...
La Tête dans les Olives

5 Unmissable Hidden Gems in Paris

La tête dans les olives – An Evening to Remember I have the good fortune to get to Paris a few times a year and if it’s not August, I’m plotting to get an evening...
Easter festival in Aix-en-Provence

Music Concerts in Provence: The Easter Festival of Aix-en-Provence

The pedigree of an international music festival is generally measured in decades, but the young Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence, now in its 4th edition, is already establishing itself as a leading classical conclave....