Honfleur

12 Essential Visits in Normandy in 2021

Our pick of the must-see towns, historic buildings and other places of interest. Related articles: The Timeless Charms of Normandy A Taste of Normandy What to See and Do in Normandy in 2021 Where to Stay and Eat...
The Lascaux Cave paintings, discovered by chance by teenagers in 1940, are among the most important in the world © Shutterstock

Echoes of the Past: Prehistoric Wonders in Southern France

Sue Aran explores the prehistoric wonders of southern France, a region dotted with reminders of our ancestors. I was rereading a book called A Summer in Gascony by Martin Calder and was reminded that one...
Canal du Midi © Occitanie tourism

12 Unmissable Sites in Languedoc-Roussillon

Our choice of must-see towns, monuments and other places of interest. Related article: You Can Have It All in Languedoc-Roussillon CANAL DU MIDI Many operators hire out boats for trips up the Canal du Midi, which links...

Just a Bit of Lido Fun

Theadora slaps on leggings and drags her unsuspecting sister to the Lido’s Bluebell Boot Camp. Synchronised dance may not be Theodora's wheelhouse but she did the Lido's limber Bluebell Girls, above, proud. Honestly, I didn’t...
An aerial view of Vannes, overlooking its fortified city walls and lawns with floral design

Explore Vannes: The Ideal Breton City

Quaint timbered buildings, modern shopping, bustling harbour cafés and stunning islands – Annaliza Davis explains why Vannes is the ideal Breton city. If you want a city in Brittany that sums up the spirit and...

The Epic Morozov Collection Comes to the Fondation Louis Vuitton

One of the most important private modern art collections in the world comes from Russia to the Fondation Vuitton in Paris for an unprecedented look at seldom-seen masterpieces. Here's a rare opportunity to take in...
Historic capital of Dijon

12 Essential Visits in Burgundy

Our pick of the must-see towns, historic buildings and other places of interest Related articles: Get Away from It All in Burgundy What to See and Do in Burgundy HISTORIC CAPITAL OF DIJON Dijon has such a rich...
La Verite

French Film Review: La Vérité, Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda

The true joy of this film is the double treat of Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche, each commanding the screen while managing never to outshine the other. They play famous actress, Fabienne Dangeville, and her...
Le Chambon-sur-Lignon

Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: A Remarkable Tale of Wartime Bravery

Many of us have heard of Oskar Schindler, of Schindler’s List fame. This German industrialist saved thousands of Jews during World War II, through a combination of bravery and guile. Less well-known, but equally...
The view across the Old Bridge over the Orb river to the Cathedral of Saint-Nazaire in Béziers

You Can Have It All in Languedoc-Roussillon

A little bit Massif Central, a little bit Pyrenean and very much Mediterranean, the traditional region of Languedoc-Roussillon is a land of ever-intriguing contrasts, as discovered by Dominic Bliss. From the Rhône delta and the...