12 Reasons to Visit Aveyron

Dotted with rugged landscapes and more ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ than any other part of the Hexagon, Aveyron is one for the bucket list. Here are 12 reasons to explore France’s 12th département... UNMISSABLE SIGHTS Nestled in...

The Most Iconic Sites of Nord-Pas de Calais

First time in Nord-Pas de Calais? Build these essential stops into your itinerary to make the most of your trip. Related articles: Top of the World, Nord-Pas de Calais Things to See and Do in...

String Theory: The Puppet Festival in Charleville-Mézières

Every two years, the Ardennes city of Charleville-Mézières stages one of the biggest puppet festivals in the world. Dominic Bliss had to pull some strings to get there, but soon discovered a rich –...

Things to See and Do in Nord-Pas de Calais

Explore the region’s history, natural heritage and enjoy many outdoor activities Related article: Top of the World, Nord-Pas de Calais REMEMBRANCE Follow four self-drive Remembrance Trails to visit memorials to and cemeteries of the fallen from WWI. For...

Things to See and Do in the Rhône-Alpes

Unmissable events for your diary, sites to explore, plus art, sports and culture Related article: Beyond the Mountains in the Rhône-Alpes MUSEUMS & BUILDINGS The Traboules of Lyon Lyon has more than 500 covered passageways, galleries, courtyards and...

City Breaks in France: Nîmes

With the city on the brink of UNESCO World Heritage status, Guy Hibbert suggests you get there early to beat the crowds... When the Romans conquered Gaul it was the well-known source of spring water...

Exploring the Magnificent Bois de Vincennes in Paris

The eastern ‘Lung of Paris’, the Bois de Vincennes is a haven for wildlife and a playground for Parisians. Jennifer Ladonne explores its manifold delights Though Paris was a major instigator (and indeed the host)...

City Breaks in France: Lille

Lille, in many ways, is reminiscent of Paris. Yet, unsurprisingly, given its location in the far north of France, it has a good dash of Flemish influence. Some of its distinctive architecture is really...

Things to See and Do in Les Deux Charentes

Head to the coast for seaside fun, boat rides and island life, or go inland for fast cars, gentle cycle rides and history... Related article: Double the Fun in the Two Charentes MUSEUMS AND HISTORY With Romanesque...

Double the Fun in the Two Charentes

If you’re seeking la France profonde, with great weather, endless sandy beaches, and plenty for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike, you need look no further than Charente and Charente-Maritime, says Guy Hibbert. Having owned...