Women in Wine: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in France

In what has always been a male-dominated industry, a new breed of vigneronne is finally emerging – and conquering the world of winemaking one domaine at a time. Patrice Bertrand meets the influential Femmes...

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...

Did You Know? Climat vs Terroir in Burgundy

Guy Hibbert unravels the mystery of Burgundy’s climats with a vocab (and geography) lesson Talk to any French wine enthusiast and it won’t be long before the word ‘terroir’ comes up in conversation. If their...

Behind the Vines in Champagne: Voices of the Vignerons

There are many advantages to living in the only part of the world where real champagne is made. One of them is that the champagne here is abundant, of excellent quality, and moderately priced....

We’re Launching Taste of France Magazine

The countdown to the launch of our new French foodie bible, Taste of France, has begun – and it’s set to be the best thing since sliced baguette! Our team of elite gourmands has certainly put...

12 Iconic Wine Estates to Visit in Alsace

Alsace produces some of the most distinctive wines of France, and some of them are very good indeed Related article: Alsace, Triumph over Adversity DOMAINE ZIND-HUMBRECHT, TURCKHEIM Created in 1959 from the union of two families with...

Great Wine Destinations: Alsace, Triumph over Adversity

The region of France with the most tumultuous history is also that which produces some of its very best wines. Jeffrey T Iverson heads east Most oenophiles agree that complexity is the sine qua non...

12 Châteaux You Must Visit in Bordeaux Wine Country

You can’t move in Gironde without coming face to face with a château. Here is a selection of a few worth visiting Related article: Great French Destinations, Raise a Glass to Gironde CHÂTEAU LA CROIZILLE La Croizille...

Abbaye de Valmagne: CRT Occitanie

Close to Sète, near the pond of Thau, this abbey is a poem in stone in the Lord’s vineyard. One of the best preserved monuments of Cistercian art. Admire the cloister, its magnificent fountain and...

10 Amazing things to do in the Vendée

1. The Puy du Fou Theme Park This Multi-Award Winning Park, set in the north of the Vendée, offers a multitude of spectacular shows ranging from gladiators in a life-sized colosseum, Vikings, musketeers, medieval knights,...