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Exclusive Book Excerpt: The Spirit of Languedoc-Roussillon

The area of Languedoc-Roussillon maintains its proud tradition of resistance against northern authority. No other region, except Brittany, was as quick to resist central (Parisian) governmental directives. In the Middle Ages it was, along with Midi-Pyrénées, the heartland of...

Saint Émilion: A Postcard-Perfect Hilltop Town

Sitting perched on a limestone hilltop like a graceful balcony above the Dordogne Valley, Saint-Émilion is a town in the Gironde department in southwest France. In 1999, Saint-Émilion became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, honoured for its cultural...

Things to See and Do in the Loire Valley

We highlight here some of the more popular activities, attractions and places to visit in the Loire Valley region. BALLOONING A relaxing and picturesque way to view the châteaux and river valleys from above; it’s as if the...

Taste the Terroir: Following the Provence Wine Route

We see how a mapped trip along the Provence Wine Route takes its aficionados much closer to grape heaven, and we chart the ancient history and immediate future of the region’s famous rosé. There is no...
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Francophile Favourites: An Interview with Author Martin Walker

France Today sits down with Martin Walker, author of the bestselling series, Bruno, Chief of Police. His latest novel, Fatal Pursuit, is available online and in all good bookshops, published by Quercus Books. What was your first...

Come and meet wine lovers with les Ateliers de Bacchus

Les Ateliers de Bacchus were born in 2007 from our oenologist’s desire, Pauline Robin, to communicate her expertise and passion for wine.  Graduated from the University of Oenology of Bordeaux and holding a degree...

Chateau de Montastruc in the Dordogne

A splendid residence, listed to the French Historical Monuments, remarkably standing on an emerging rock, the chateau de Montastruc mixes grandeur with simplicity, character and serenity, history and modernity. Antique troglodytic site, then a fortress, arranged progressively through...
Chateau de Monbazillac

Time with Wine: Monbazillac’s Golden Promise

As soon as you leave the suburbs of Bergerac you start to see rows and rows of leafy vines on a gently rising incline. This terrain faces north and rises to a summit, on which is the...
Touring the beautiful city of Bordeaux

Bordeaux à la carte: Private Customized Tours in the Bordeaux Wine Region

Have you been to Bordeaux recently? Now is the time to go. The city once referred to as the "Sleeping Beauty" is experiencing an urban renaissance, with a splendid new wine museum called La Cité...
Biking in the Burgundy vineyards.

A Taste Trek in Burgundy: Walking & Cycling in French Wine Country

No doubt every corner of France has its own charms and beauty, but if one had to name the quintessential French region, it must be Burgundy. With medieval villages, ancient woodlands, fields of red poppy and grazing cattle,...