Chaumont-sur-Loire

Inspired by Nature: Château, Gardens and Art of Chaumont-sur-Loire

Ditched royal seat turned world-class art centre and host of the International Garden Festival, the Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire is the Loire Valley's comeback kid. The retreat of choice of Catherine de' Medici, it was...

The Fête des Roses at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Every year for the last 10 years, rose lovers have been gathering at the Villa Ephrussi-de-Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to celebrate not only the queen of the flower kingdom, but also the woman behind the...

Viva Leonardo da Vinci! Renaissance Events in the Loire Valley

Celebrating the quincentenary of the French Renaissance in Centre-Val de Loire Related article: Cradle of the Renaissance: A Celebration in the Loire Valley The 500th anniversary of the French Renaissance will be celebrated in 2019 with...

5 Reasons to Visit Château Du Clos Lucé

In the heart of the Loire Valley in Amboise lies the Château du Clos Lucé, the last residence (from 1516 – 1519) of Leonardo da Vinci. Step inside and meet one of the greatest...

Top 12 Most Iconic Sites in the Midi-Pyrénées

There are 26 Grands Sites in Midi-Pyrénées... Here is our choice of the top 12. Related articles: Great Destinations: Midi-Pyrénées, Lighting the Way CONQUES, AVEYRON The Abbey of Sainte-Foy is the focal point for this maze of...

The Heritage of Montpellier: Top 5 Things To See and Do

Often overlooked for France's southern metropolises, the capital of Languedoc is a truly effervescent city with culture aplenty, a thriving art scene and historic gems to explore at every turn FABRE MUSEUM With more monuments than...

Discover the Chateau de Fontainebleau, the House of Kings

Louis XIV came to Fontainebleau to escape the pressures of Versailles and Napoleon chose it over any palace in France. His “true house of kings” still has no equal, writes Jennifer Ladonne Only 43 miles...

What to See and Do in the Pays de la Loire

Including adventures with historical characters and animals – both real and fantastical Related articles: Riverside Travels in the Pays de la Loire 12 Must-See Attractions of the Pays de la Loire Region Val de Loire Wine Route You...

12 Nature Experiences on France’s Northern Coast (and Beyond)

Many come for the remembrance tourism, but Northern France’s flora and fauna attractions are superb too Related article: Enjoying the High Life on the Northern Coast BAIE DE SOMME At low tide, and in the company of...

Things to See and Do in the Dordogne Valley

From sports and outdoor activities to culture and history, you need never run out of ideas in the Dordogne Valley Related article: Exploring the Treasures of the Dordogne Valley OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Ballooning: Soar serenely over the châteaux...