The Côtes-d’Armor: Brittany’s Best-Kept Secret

Home to the atmospheric Pink Granite Coast, with its dramatic capes and glorious beaches, smatterings of historic villages and ancient landmarks, Côtes-d'Armor is Brittany's best-kept secret. Keen to explore its rich heritage? Here are...

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...

12 Most Attractive Villages in the Rhône-Alpes

Discover the region's Plus Beaux Villages and most picturesque small towns Related articles: Beyond the Mountains in the Rhône-Alpes Things to See and Do in the Rhône-Alpes PÉROUGES This hilltop village was a centre of linen-weaving for much...

The Vallée du Loir: The Other Loir is a Well-Kept Travel Secret in France

The lesser-known cousin of the Loire Valley, the well-kept secret that is the Vallée du Loir, certainly packs an incredible and diverse punch, as Marion Sauvebois discovered "The gardens of the Prieuré de Vauboin are...

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)...

The 12 Most Iconic Sites in Franche-Comté

First time in Franche-Comté? Build these essential stops into your itinerary to make the most of your trip. As you might expect from a border territory, Franche-Comté is rich in military and defensive sites including...

12 Most Iconic Sites in Picardy

This region is rich in historic tributes: from showpiece architecture to memorials to the fallen of both world wars Related articles: Picardy at Peace Things to See and Do in Picardy Where to Stay and...

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...

Things to See and Do in Picardy

Must-do events for your diary, sites to explore, arts, sports and culture Related article: Picardy at Peace REMEMBRANCE For an overview of the 1914-18 conflict on the Somme, visit the tunnels of the Somme 1916 Museum in...

5 Reasons to Fall for the Touraine Province in the Loire Valley

Historic province and heart of castle country in the Loire Valley, Touraine is a region shaped by beautiful gardens, rich cuisine and, of course, numerous châteaux... A GARDENER'S PARADISE From the sweeping, manicured jardins of its...