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...
cairns on the beach

Le Dernier Mot: Cairns, A Monumental Problem

The trend for rock-stacking is having unexpected consequences, as Kristin discovers. My husband and I were strolling along the seafront when we noticed one of those man-made rock sculptures on the beach. A delicate balance...

Le Dernier Mot: Autumn’s Delights, A Ramble

"It looks like we will have tomatoes up into November!” I tell my husband, who has just pedalled back from the beach. I am excited by the findings in our garden, and motivated to do better each year....

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...

10 Reasons to Visit Alpes de Haute-Provence

Bathed in sunshine 300 days a year and criss-crossed by lavender fields, the home of France’s own ‘Grand Canyon’ is an enchanting getaway... LAVENDER GALORE Perched 500m above sea level, the Valensole plateau is without a...
Stunning view of France

Top Trips for Women in France

When considering where to go and what to do in France your choices add up to an embarrassment of riches. While France is one of the safer countries it’s important when planning a trip...

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...
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...

Book Reviews: A Day with Claude Monet in Giverny

Claude Monet first spotted the tranquil village of Giverny from a train window. Spellbound, he packed up his belongings and moved to the Normand nook in 1883. The impressionist master soon made the garden at Giverny his greatest artistic accomplishment and...

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...