Pont Valentré

Discover 3 Wine Routes in the Midi-Pyrénées

When you think of French wine, famous appellations like Champagne or Bordeaux are the first names that come to mind; wines with strong characters and powerful flavours, their fame extends far beyond the nation’s...

Things to See and Do in Bordeaux: A Comprehensive Guide

Bordeaux is not just a wine-producing town – it is a thriving city in its own right. Related Articles: Great Destinations in France: Bordeaux Wine Country Where to Stay and Eat in Bordeaux Wine Country 12...
Saint-Émilion

12 Unmissable Wine Destinations in the Bordeaux Region

The Bordeaux wine-growing region is centred on the city of Bordeaux, but extends across the whole of the Gironde department. At 120,000 hectares in total, it is the largest wine-growing region in France and, with...

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...
Quartier Saint Roch, Montpellier

Francophile Favourites: An Interview with Sarah Hargreaves

France Today sits down with Sarah Hargreaves, a PR specialist working in Languedoc-Roussillon, who first came to Montpellier when she was 21 and has stayed in the area ever since... What was your first French experience? Living in a...
Aigues-Mortes

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...
Route de Citeaux

Retail Therapy: How Would You Spend €1,000 in Burgundy?

Spring in Burgundy always takes me by surprise. The landscape appears to wake up from hibernation overnight. Suddenly the sky is sighing with swallows and butterflies, vines stretch out their tendrils, and the colza fields light up in...

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...

Exploring the Ancient Vineyards of Burgundy, Now Classified by UNESCO

The quality of a vineyard depends on multiple factors, including the soil, the slope of the ground, exposure to sun and grape variety. To the uninitiated, the scenic ‘Route des Grand Crus’, between Dijon...
Chateau d'Yquem

Château d’Yquem Opens to the Public for the First Time

Big news for wine lovers. The 400-year old Château d’Yquem will be opening its doors to the public for the very first time this year. From February 29-September, the legendary wine estate will offer...