Le Chambon-sur-Lignon

Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: A Remarkable Tale of Wartime Bravery

Many of us have heard of Oskar Schindler, of Schindler’s List fame. This German industrialist saved thousands of Jews during World War II, through a combination of bravery and guile. Less well-known, but equally...
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The Timeless Charms of Normandy: What’s New in 2021

With its long sandy beaches, lush interior and rich history, Normandy has always offered an idyllic French fix. But this year, Gillian Thornton finds plenty of new reasons to visit too. Cruise into Caen-Ouistreham with...

12 Must-Do Experiences on the Channel Coast

Twelve outstanding experiences not to miss on the Channel Coast Related articles: Great Destinations, Time to Tune into the Channel What to See and Do on the Channel Coast Where to Stay and Eat on the Channel...

Femmes Résistantes: World War II’s Unsung Warriors

Lest we forget, the brave and dauntless resistance fighters of the Second World War counted among them numerous women, from all walks of life. Jennifer Ladonne looks at some of their stories. On a beautiful...
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Who Are the 10 Greatest French People of All Time?

It’s a question that’s impossible to answer. How do you define greatness? How do you compare a king to a scientist to a philosopher? This hasn’t stopped people from trying. In 2005, a French television...

In the Footsteps of Josephine Baker

With her pet cheetah and banana dance, controversial cabaret performer Josephine Baker won Parisian hearts – and in exchange, when war came, she was ready to risk her life. Chloe Govan reveals all about...

Normandy Travel: 10 Reasons to Visit La Baie du Cotentin

La Baie du Cotentin, at the heart of the Cotentin Marshes Regional Natural Park in La Manche, is a land brimming with abundant nature and history, and most famously it was home to the...

Hit the Road Again! Exploring Northeastern France

Eyeing a tour of northeastern France for your next visit? Why not explore the towns, villages, landscapes, museums and key war sites of the four départements of Meuse, Aisne, Somme and Pas-de-Calais – with...

Commemorating the Fallen: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has been toiling tirelessly in the shadows since the First World War. At long last, its incredible restoration work is being thrust into the spotlight at a new visitor...

A Remarkable Chronicle of Paris at War

A new museum in Paris brings to light the two-pronged struggle for freedom during the Second World War: the extensive military efforts from the outside, and the eroding force of the Resistance from within....