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12 Best Outdoor Activities in Champagne and the Ardennes

The region isn’t all about the sparkling wine and historic cities. With so much beautiful countryside, much of it surprisingly isolated, there are loads of sporty and outdoor activities on offer – great for burning...

Great French Destinations: Champagne and the Ardennes

"Brothers, I am drinking the stars!” declared Dom Perignon on his first sip of the sparkling wine he helped invent in the 1600s. This monk, who lived in a Benedictine monastery in the heart of the Champagne region, wasn’t the...

Introducing France Today Travels: Experience France As We Know It

Bonne année et bonnes nouvelles! France Today is ushering in the New Year with a series of luxury tours around France’s most beautiful destinations – and we’re inviting you to join us! Brand new for...

Book Reviews: Grand Bordeaux Châteaux by Philippe Chaix

This is a new, updated edition of wine master Philippe Chaix's exhaustive guide to the fine wine estates of Bordeaux- their history, geography, and every notable palate-pleasing liquid ever to be bottled and sent...
The Rue de l’Abreuvoir in Montmartre

Parisian Walkways: Forgotten Montmartre

Once the haunt of supremely influential artists, Montmartre somehow manages to retain its Belle Époque allure.  On a sunny Sunday afternoon in 1876, Pierre-Auguste Renoir set up his easel at an open-air café on the top of the Butte...
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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 in Dordogne

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...