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...

The Peace of Wild Things: Cruising the Canal du Nivernais in Burgundy

Originally designed as a method of transportation, the Canal du Nivernais is now a peaceful waterway, ideal for cruising gently downstream, as Alison Hughes discovered. If you have ever dreamt of slowing things down and...

The Stunning Chateau La Coste in Provence, A Photo Tour

One of the great (and surprisingly remote) wonders of Provence is Chateau La Coste, a 600-acre vineyard in the tiny town of Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, 25 miles north of Aix-en-Provence. The vineyard is owned by...

6 Original Ways to Discover the Vineyards of Burgundy

By Hot Air Balloon Set off at either dawn or the early evening, when the first and last rays of sunlight light up the magical grapes, revealing their iridescent colours. After inflation, your silent vessel...

Banyuls-sur-Mer: Our Favourite Harvest Festival in France (and how you can be part of...

With France’s history and culture so firmly rooted in agriculture, the harvest season is perhaps the most magical time to visit the country. It is a time of celebration: when bountiful crops ripened over...

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...