napoleon statue in ajaccio

In Search of Napoleon in France

It’s 200 years since Napoleon Bonaparte’s death, and whether or not you’re a military history buff, the sights around France where the key events of his life took shape are sure to fascinate. 1. AJACCIO...
Seaside fun at Dinard

What to See and Do in Brittany in 2021

With lots of natural scenic splendour, this is a great place to get out and about, by boat, by bike or on foot. Related articles: The Littoral Charms of Brittany 12 Essential Visits in Brittany in...
Jardin Exotique

Gardens of the Côte d’Azur

Guy Hibbert discovers a slice of paradise amidst the exotic and colourful gardens of the French Riviera. When you picture wealthy people enjoying the balmy climate of the Côte d’Azur the image that springs to...
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...

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...

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...

Sightseeing in France: What to See and Do in Lorraine

The top cultural centres, events and festivals throughout the province Related articles: En Passant Par La Lorraine The Best Museums in Lorraine OUT AND ABOUT The Pierre-Percée leisure parks near Saint-Dié-des-Vosges offer outdoor activities on land, water and...
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...