Pessic in Paris: Spanish-Mediterranean Cuisine in the Marais

Picture this: a cold autumn day, black ominous clouds threatening to drop cascades of rain or hail, and a hungry couple is looking for a warm, friendly place in Paris to have a bite...

Where to Stay and Eat in Île-de-France

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some places off the beaten track only the locals know about Related articles: Great Destinations: Île-de-France, Haunt of Kings and Artists 12 Most Iconic Châteaux of...

Au Passage in London: The Popular Paris Restaurant Crosses the Channel

Calling all foodies in London. Au Passage, one of the most popular bistros in Paris, has popped up in the British capital. For a limited time, the trendy eatery has crossed the channel for...

Winter Warmers: French Armagnacs, Cognacs and Calvados

Winter is truly a magical season, if you care to make it. Blustery walks in the countryside followed by hearty stews and steaming soups; lazy afternoons sat in a cozy corner, the glow of...

Picardy at Peace

A frequent battleground through the centuries, modern Picardy combines tranquil countryside, historic towns and unique heritage. Gillian Thornton explores this fascinating region. Early morning in the historic heart of Amiens and from my hotel room...

Recipes by Best-Selling Food Author Trish Deseine

Delicious, simple, and easy-to-prepare recipes are my hallmark. With four children, life got busy, fast. I simply didn't have time to spend hours in the kitchen, mastering complicated techniques with hi-tech equipment. I learned...

10 Reasons to Visit Alpes de Haute-Provence

Bathed in sunshine 300 days a year and criss-crossed by lavender fields, the home of France’s own ‘Grand Canyon’ is an enchanting getaway... LAVENDER GALORE Perched 500m above sea level, the Valensole plateau is without a...

Our Guide to Top Christmas Markets in France 2017

Sparkling lights, dazzling decorations, traditional delicacies (bredele biscuits, anyone?), the scent of roasting chestnuts and hot mulled wine wafting through the air... There's a reason so many travellers flock to France for the yuletide season....

French Recipes: Salade Niçoise avec Crevettes

Bistrot Pierre’s group executive chef, Adam Townsley, shares his twist on a French favourite. One of my personal favourites, it’s simple and fresh. Perfect for lunch! Top a handful of green beans and blanch in seasoned...

Restaurant Reviews: L’Auberge du Père Bise, Talloires

Founded in 1903, L’Auberge du Père Bise, the lovely inn on the shores of the sapphire-coloured waters of the Lac d’Annecy in Talloires, has undergone a handsome and very urbane renovation since talented young...