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Chapeaux for all in Caussade

Northeast of Montauban, on the road to Cahors, the hat industry in Caussade employed more than 2,000 people during the 19th century. Among its specialities was the canotier style of straw boater, as worn...
Nantes

The City Sniffers: The Most Fragrant Towns in France

Take a perfumed tour of the Hexagon at these five spots Nantes Nantes is set to acquire its own signature perfume in 2020. In a bid to capture the city’s unique essence, three professional ‘noses’ will...

Worth its Salt: A Trip to Salies-de-Béarn

Get your fix of ‘white gold’ in France’s capitale du sel, Salies-de-Béarn Nothing enhances a good meal quite like a top-quality table salt produced in the time-honoured way. France is blessed with a number of...

In the Footsteps of Disney in France

Chloe Govan unveils the truth about an icon and discovers the secret French roots of one of the world’s best-known brands The founding father of one of the most famous American brands of all time,...

A Very Northern Christmas: Explore the Prettiest and Quirkiest Marchés de Noël

AWESOME ARRAS Big, bright and beautiful, Arras hosts one of the most popular Christmas markets in France. The cobbled Grand’Place, with its backdrop of fabulous Flemish baroque façades, is covered with a festive red...

Top Things to See and Do in the Limousin

Discover France’s rural heart through its traditions, festivals, museums and cultural events. Related articles: Discover the Limousin, France’s Rural Heart 12 Unmissable Sites: Great Places to Visit in the Limousin Where to Stay and Eat...
Fleur de Maquis

Taste Test: A Cheeseboard to Die for

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the France Today team are a hopeless bunch of cheese lovers. Creamy or crumbly, mild or packing a punch, fromage français sets our tongues wagging – so...

Boutique Beat: Handmade Luxury Goods in Paris

Ever since Louis XIV organised artisans – from perfumers to saddlers – in guilds to serve his gargantuan palace, France has been a world leader in the design and production of handmade luxury goods. Now that France’s global behemoth brands (you...
zChocolat Valentine's Day

Celebrating Sweet Hearts with zChocolat

The France Today team were rather giddy when a zChocolat package dropped into our Bath office recently. Setting hearts aflutter, this lavish gift was a timely reminder that Valentine’s Day is just around the...
A market in Rennes

Things to See and Do in Brittany

A part of France and yet distinct, Brittany offers no shortage of novel experiences... Here's a sampling of favourites. Fest Noz To truly experience the real life of Brittany, you’ll have to find yourself a Fest Noz – a Breton...