Fromagerie Olivier

How Would You Spend €1,000 in Normandy?

With no effort at all I’ve got all the crème fraîche, delicious wine, hard cider, tipsy Calvados, gorgeous produce, fine meats, and foie gras whenever I want it. If I want linen goods, made with flax grown practically outside...

Day Trips from Paris: Jean Cocteau’s House in Milly-la-Forêt

As far as locations go, few could beat Jean Cocteau’s home which, from 1940 on, was at 36 rue de Montpensier. Living in the heart of Paris, above the gardens of the Palais Royal...

Le Chameau Luxury Boots

The innovative history of the luxury boot brand now favoured by the fashionable set.
Anis de Flavigny

Anis de Flavigny: Bonbons in Burgundy

The village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain nestles securely on a prominent hilltop overlooking the soft valleys of Burgundy’s Côte-d’Or. As one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, it offers all the charm, history and ambiance that you’d expect: ancient...

Yann Marot, Tourneur sur Bois

Woodturner Yann Marot creates exquisite bowls, vases and other objets d'art at his workshop in the Limousin.

Etienne Dulin, Dinandier

Dulin makes gorgeous copper pots, bowls, pepper mills, skillets, omelet pans and more in Normandy.

Open and Shut Case

Lifting the lid on three eminent Paris malletiers: from humble beginnings to the international fashion brands of today.
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...

Ancient Paris: Looking for Lutetia

A tour of the City of Light, before they called it Paris.

New Gourmet Food Line from Versailles

High-end gifts, including foie gras and confiture, fit for a king.