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...

True Blade

The humble shepherd's knife that has become a coveted accoutrement
candy

Anis de Flavigny, France’s Oldest Brand, Produces Candy the Size of a Pea

The divine little candy has been produced in a Burgundy village for centuries.

Where to Stay in Provence: Hostellerie Bérard & Spa, near Bandol

This is one of those places that just oozes charm. The setting is hard to beat – in the hilltop village of La Cadière d’Azur, overlooking the vineyards of Bandol, the family Bérard have...

Buttering Up

French butter is serious business.

Don’t Miss the Grandes Eaux Nocturnes at Versailles

The final show of the season will take place this weekend.
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...

Golden Parachutes

Cufflinks to suit the times.

Calvados: Tasting Liquid Gold in Normandy’s Pays d’Auge

Learn about the traditional apple brandy at the family-run Boulard distillery.

The Bells of Annecy

More than 120,000 bells now ringing around the world were born on a beautiful lakeshore in the French Alps.