Red Gold: La Maison du Safran in Castres

Fourteen years ago, Eve and Yves Boismartel struck gold – red gold to be exact – when a saffron farm “fell into their lap” courtesy of a bombshell inheritance. “It was a bit of a...

Kindred Spirits: Creative Cocktail Recipes for Apéritif Hour

Ready to shake up your apéro game? From light and fruity to devilishly stiff, Kate Hawkings’s cocktail recipes will have you raising a glass. Excerpted with permission from "Aperitif" by Kate Hawkings, published by...

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...

Where to Stay and Eat in the Dordogne Valley

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, including some of the more unusual and unknown Related articles: Exploring the Treasures of the Dordogne Valley Things to See and Do in the Dordogne Valley HOTELS Castel Novel, near Brive A Châteaux...

Win 3 Bottles of Artisan Spirits Worth Over £150

In partnership with AMATHUS DRINKS, we’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win: 1 bottle of RHUM CLÉMENT CREOLE SHRUBB worth £32.15 1 bottle of CHÂTEAU DU BREUIL RÉSERVE DU CHÂTEAU CALVADOS 8 YR worth...

Recipes from The Cook’s Atelier in Beaune, Burgundy

The mother-daughter team behind The Cook’s Atelier, Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini, share some tasty treats from their French cooking school-- located in Beaune in the heart of Burgundy. These lovely recipes are...

Where to Eat and Stay in Champagne & Ardenne

A selection of quality hotels and restaurants plus some atmospheric hidden gems Related articles: The Road Less Travelled in Champagne & Ardenne 12 Must-See Sites in Champagne & Ardenne TOWN CENTRE HOTELS La Maison de Rhodes, Troyes Five-star hotel...

Delicious Dordogne: The Gourmet Book Fair in Périgueux

It’s not only truffles, foie gras and walnuts that are famous in Périgord! Every two years, the Périgueux Salon du Livre Gourmand, in the Dordogne region, pays a mouthwatering tribute to literature and gastronomy -...

Win Gift Vouchers for École De Cuisine Alain Ducasse Worth €340

Looking to spoil your loved ones or treat yourself? We’re offering you the chance to win two gift vouchers worth €170 each for the four-hour cookery or pastry course of your choice at the...

Behind the Vines in Champagne: Voices of the Vignerons

There are many advantages to living in the only part of the world where real champagne is made. One of them is that the champagne here is abundant, of excellent quality, and moderately priced....