Parfondeval Rétroscapade

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...
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The French Riviera in Winter

Those who winter in the South of France sojourn in the shadow of greats. The blazing winter sun tempted 19th-century celebrity to the Côte d’Azur: royalty, nobility, artists, authors. Just as café follows déjeuner, the merely wealthy followed the fabulously...

Parisian Walkways: Palais-Royal Gardens

The serene Palais-Royal gardens remain one of Paris’s great discoveries. Hidden from view in the city centre, just behind the Louvre and the bustling Rue Saint-Honoré, the hushed arcades and sleepy gardens are like...

The Châteaux of the Loire, a Royal River

Have you ever wondered how Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa came to hang in Paris’s Louvre Museum? Well, no, it wasn’t through a sale at some prestigious global auction house, or even a dusty attic find. Five hundred years ago,...

Great Travel Destinations: Le Berry, The Green Heart of France

Part of the Centre region, the ancient province of Le Berry offers culture, architecture and countryside. Gillian Thornton made the two-hour journey from Paris Many visitors to France – not to mention its residents –...

Cradle of History: Must-Visit National Monuments in Western France

From the world’s largest megalithic site to fairy-tale châteaux and historic dungeons, Marion Sauvebois rounds up this summer’s must-visit National Monuments in western France LES ALIGNEMENTS DE CARNAC Is it a ruined prehistoric temple? An ancient...

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...

Jardin des Plantes: Fauna

The second installment of a two-part tour of the most fascinating garden in Paris

Flamingos in the South of France: Visit the Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau

Situated 32 kilometers south of Arles, this nature park showcases the Camargue's magnificent wildlife.

Riviera Sightseeing: 12 Must-See Historic Places on the Côte d’Azur

The Alpes-Maritimes is the second most-visited region of France. Its ritzy backstory renders it awash with cultural sights, several of them once the private villas of the ostentatiously loaded. Even Nice, France’s fifth-largest city, hosts more...