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...
The market in Aix-en-Provence

Market Day in Provence: The Vaucluse and Beyond

The time is 8:30 on a Tuesday morning in mid-October. We are at the Vaison-la-Romaine market and a chill is in the air. Vendors bundled in woollen scarves warm their hands on steaming cups...
bouchets, mussels, in Brittany

Mussels from the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel

Folklore has it that in 1235, an Irishman (or Scotsman, depending on which version you believe) named Patrick Walton was shipwrecked in the Bay de l'Aiguillon in the Charente region of France. Accustomed to trapping seabirds...
Historic Carcassonne and vineyards

Taste the Terroir: The Fruits of the Sud de France

From Camargue to the Pyrénées, from the Lozère highlands to the Côte Vermeille by way of the Piémont and the plains of the Languedoc, Languedoc-Roussillon is a wonderfully diverse region to explore. It has six majestic World Heritage sites...