Gardens, Grapes and Gastronomy: A Trip to Bourges and the Berry

Whatever age you live in and whatever your line of work, it rarely pays to upstage the boss. Ask anyone in Bourges, third largest town in the Centre region and a great base for exploring the south-east corner of the ancient...

A Passion for Picnics and Entertaining: An Excerpt from “Everyday Monet”

The magic of Claude Monet's garden comes to life in a new book called Everyday Monet: A Giverny-Inspired Gardening and Lifestyle Guide to Living Your Best Impressionist Life. Within this visually stunning book, Monet expert...

12 Most Iconic Châteaux of Île-de-France

You can’t move for châteaux in this historic region: from a pied-à-terre fit for a king to a Modernist masterpiece. Related article: Great Destinations: Île-de-France, Haunt of Kings and Artists CHÂTEAU DE MALMAISON Along with the...

What to See and Do in Ardèche

From the thrills of canoeing to exploring caverns to visiting historic châteaux, there's something for everyone Related articles: Ardèche: A World of Picture-Perfect Wonders 12 Unmissable Spots in Ardèche SPORTING CHALLENGES Head to Vallon-Pont-d’Arc for a huge choice...

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...
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Great Northern Road Trips

Yearning to hit the open French road and combine glorious sightseeing with super stays? The departments of Pas-de-Calais, Somme, Aisne and Meuse in Northeast France have everything you could wish for – easy to...

Top 12 Iconic Sites of Normandy

The central stretch of France’s northern coast is lined with white cliffs and long beaches – including those whose names will be forever etched in memory as the sites of the Allied invasions in the...

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...

Things to See and Do in Île-de-France

Not-to-be-missed events, historic sites to explore, plus arts, culture and plenty for the family to enjoy Related articles: Great Destinations: Île-de-France, Haunt of Kings and Artists 12 Most Iconic Châteaux of Île-de-France Where to Stay...

Exploring the Gardens of the Côte d’Azur France

The sun-kissed Côte d’Azur, with its vast array of public and private gardens to enjoy, is France’s go-to region all year round, especially for green-fingered visitors with a passion for exploring horticultural wonders under...