My Life in Paris: Girl Racer

Pizzas and hellish bus rides with a side of racing history... it's all in a day's work for columnist Theadora Brack I can do anything! I tell myself, as I pound the trottoir juggling two...
The delightful setting of Restaurant Bec in Paradou

Restaurant Review: Bec Restaurant in Les Alpilles

Unless you know something about the couple who created this delightful restaurant in Le Paradou, one of the prettiest and best-loved villages in Les Alpilles, it may come as an improbable surprise to find...
umbrella pine and sunset

Le Dernier Mot: On the Trail of the Wholesome Pine

Kristin is on a mission to make tea from a tree... but is it safe? I’m no tree hugger but recently a certain pin parasol swept me up into a vortex of emotion. It began...

Top Ski Destinations: Courchevel, Gateway to the Trois Vallées

No longer just a playground for moneyed holidaymakers, the Alpine ski resort of Courchevel is returning bigger and better this season, offering top attractions on-and-off the slopes, alongside unrivalled dining and lodging options to...

A Festival for a Chickpea: Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume in Provence

France has a uniquely magical ambiance. On any visit I arrive knowing no-one and barely 10 badly pronounced words of the language and within five minutes I am so involved I can hardly draw...

Christmas Must-Haves: Artisanal Leather Goods by Verbreuil Paris

Looking for the perfect holiday gift that’s “Made in France”? Verbreuil Paris is a maison of haute maroquinerie specialising in high-end leather. Each Verbreuil piece has been entirely hand-made by some of the country’s...

Our Guide to Top Christmas Markets in France 2017

Sparkling lights, dazzling decorations, traditional delicacies (bredele biscuits, anyone?), the scent of roasting chestnuts and hot mulled wine wafting through the air... There's a reason so many travellers flock to France for the yuletide season....
Shoppers in the Galerie Véro-Dodat

Parisian Walkways: Galerie Véro-Dodat, An Historic Covered Passage

The passage couvert, these glass-roofed shopping arcades which flourished in early 19th-century Paris, owed their success in part to a promise inherent in their architecture – the capacity to transport their visitors to another place. In the 1800s, a passage...

My France Favourites: Jeffrey T. Iverson

Get Paris travel tips from an experienced journalist who's called Paris home since 2000.
Christmas market in France

10 Things to Do at Christmas in France

Public holidays are sacrosanct to the French, and none more so than Noël, when the Champagne flows liberally and there are countless options for festive fun… REIMS AT CHRISTMAS One of Champagne’s major cities, Reims stages an enormously popular...