The view across the Old Bridge over the Orb river to the Cathedral of Saint-Nazaire in Béziers

You Can Have It All in Languedoc-Roussillon

A little bit Massif Central, a little bit Pyrenean and very much Mediterranean, the traditional region of Languedoc-Roussillon is a land of ever-intriguing contrasts, as discovered by Dominic Bliss. From the Rhône delta and the...
The charming childhood home of Colette in Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye (Photo C Clier, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme

What to See and Do in Burgundy

From cycling to art galleries to cookery lessons or a relaxation session in a spa, there’s plenty on offer Related article: Get Away from It All in Burgundy GOING GASTRONOMICAL To discover the region’s famed gastronomy, where...
he rolling green landscapes of Coulanges-la-Vineuse in northern Burgundy

Get Away from It All in Burgundy

From little-known mountains to a valley of waterfalls and expansive forests to vast vineyards, Burgundy is the perfect place for post pandemic travels away from the crowds – and so much more besides. Caroline...
Itineraires Artistiques-

What to See and Do in Gers in 2021

From bike tours to walking routes to sailing along the river, there are many ways to discover Gers. Related article: Step Back in Time in Gers GREAT OUTDOORS Float over Gers in a balloon with Montgolfières de...
Chateau de Sacy©Michael Boudot-Coll. Chateau de Sacy

Win a Two-night Stay and Experience the Magic of the Champagne Region

Win a two-night VIP stay on the edge of the UNESCO Champagne World Heritage Site in the Marne. Stay in a luxury hotel surrounded by vines and tour the vineyards in a vintage mini...
The statue of the legendary D’Artagnan, one of Gascony’s most famous sons, in the stunning town of Auch, which is also home to a collection of Pre-Columbian art

Step Back in Time in Gers

Home of the legendary Musketeers, Gers lies at the heart of historic Gascony. Gillian Thornton explores this rural département, rich in heritage and tradition. Whichever way you look at it, the perched community of Lectoure...
Coteaux d’Aix

Pretty and Pink: A Rosé Made in Provençal Wine Country

Raise a glass to (of) Château Calisanne – jewel of the Coteaux d’Aix – a rosé made in archtypal Provençal wine country, the commune of Lançon-Provence in the Bouches-du-Rhône to be precise. This cradle...
Vineyard and mountains: Château Romanin

Wine Tasting Near St-Rémy-de-Provence

Provence is a wine lover’s paradise, and wines have been produced there for thousands of years. My wife and I live part of the year in St-Rémy-de-Provence, near many excellent wineries. Here are some...
Provence’s picturesque Vaucluse, in The Luberon.

The Luberon’s Enchanting Village of Lourmarin

France is home to many beautiful places: captivating cities like Paris, Nice and Dijon; stunning regions such as the Loire Valley, Champagne, the Dordogne Valley and the Côte d'Azur. I’m sure you have your...

French Champagne vs. California Sparkling Wine

Not-to-miss panel discussion compares the modern making of French champagne with California sparkling wine The discussion of comparing France with California bubbled up in the current French American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco (FACCSF) online...