In Vino Veritas: Gérard Bertrand, Languedoc’s Wine Pioneer

Former rugby player Gérard Bertrand employs innovative techniques on his vineyards. Mary Winston Nicklin met the man making fine wine in the Languedoc Seven o’clock on a Friday evening in September and the crowds outside...

Restaurants in Paris: Don Juan II, An Elegant Yacht on the Seine

Among the many misconceptions about the life of a food writer is that members of this tribe of scribes are impossibly fussy and turn up their noses at anything that isn’t dripping with caviar...

The 4 Best Picnic Spots in Burgundy

Packing a picnic is much more satisfying than stopping off for a quick sandwich from a shop, especially when are in Burgundy, a land of delicious ingredients. Dust off your old picnic hampers, fold...

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...

Les Étangs de Corot: Charming Hotel just outside Paris

Few hotels offer the pleasures of city and countryside, sophistication and rusticity as charmingly as Les Étangs de Corot. A through-the-looking-glass experience awaits guests who do not discover the full magic of the place...

Do it Yourself in Burgundy

Watching tutorials are fine, but nothing beats getting stuck in with your own two hands. Here are a few activities which will turn you into a proper Burgundian. Make your own wine barrel   Following an introduction...

Discover the Routes des Grand Crus of Burgundy

What is the Route des Grand Crus? This wine tourism route passes through 37 legendary villages and two cities, Dijon and Beaune, 60 km from the Côte de Nuits in the Côte de Beaune area....

Restaurants in Provence: L’Hostellerie Les Gorges de Pennafort, Callas

Several years ago, friends who live in Sanary-sur-Mer tipped me off to their favourite weekend getaway without going too far afield. “This well-run, family-owned hotel in a beautiful setting has attractive, comfortable rooms for...

A Weekend in Dijon: 48 Hours in Burgundy’s Capital

2 Days: It’s a very short time to discover all the treasures hidden away in Dijon. Therefore we have concocted the perfect programme so that you don’t miss the essentials. However we are sure...

Restaurant Reviews: Daniel et Denise, Top Bouchons in Lyon

Since he took over one of the most famous old bouchons in Créqui in 2004, chef Joseph Viola has opened branches of the original restaurant in two of Lyon’s other neighbourhoods. Even more importantly,...