Hotel Saint Delis

Where to Stay and Eat in Normandy in 2021

Our choice of hotels and restaurants to make your trip even more pleasurable. Related article: The Timeless Charms of Normandy, What’s New in 2021 HOTELS 5* Hôtel Le Saint-Delis, Honfleur New Relais & Château hotel in former home...
The delightful setting of Restaurant Bec in Paradou

Restaurant Review: Bec Restaurant in Les Alpilles

Unless you know something about the couple who created this delightful restaurant in Le Paradou, one of the prettiest and best-loved villages in Les Alpilles, it may come as an improbable surprise to find...
The charming childhood home of Colette in Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye (Photo C Clier, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme

What to See and Do in Burgundy

From cycling to art galleries to cookery lessons or a relaxation session in a spa, there’s plenty on offer Related article: Get Away from It All in Burgundy GOING GASTRONOMICAL To discover the region’s famed gastronomy, where...
Chef Cédric Béchade reimagines local dishes in his signature style at the delightful Café Basque in Biarritz

Restaurant Review: Café Basque in Biarritz

Renovated last year, one of the most venerable historic seaside addresses of Biarritz now offers 19 rooms – decorated by Paris interior designer Sarah Lavoine, with spectacular views of the Atlantic breakers rolling in...
Auch Hotel de France

Where to Stay and Eat in Gers

Travelling to historic Gascony? Here's our choice of hotels and restaurants to enjoy during your trip. Related articles: Step Back in Time in Gers What to See and Do in Gers in 2021 12 Essential Visits in...
Liquide, Matthias Marc’s new address in the heart of Paris, is a shining example of the very best of contemporary French cuisine © LIQUIDE

Restaurant Review: Liquide in Paris

After nine months of privation, it was an intense pleasure to go out for my first restaurant meal in Paris of 2021. Though the gastronomic press in France had slowed to a trickle, I...
Mirabeau wines

Provence Winemakers’ Plea after Devastating Wildfires

Winemakers in the south of France have spoken about the devastation caused by the wildfires which swept across the area and have called for urgent action on climate change. The fires began in the Var...
he rolling green landscapes of Coulanges-la-Vineuse in northern Burgundy

Get Away from It All in Burgundy

From little-known mountains to a valley of waterfalls and expansive forests to vast vineyards, Burgundy is the perfect place for post pandemic travels away from the crowds – and so much more besides. Caroline...
George’s at the Hôtel Le Toiras on the Île de Ré offers an impeccable menu

Restaurant Review: George’s in Île De Ré

The name of Olivia and Didier Le Calvez’s new contemporary brasserie at their Hôtel Le Toiras on the Île de Ré references many Georges: the Four Seasons George V hotel in Paris where the...
Balzacs coffee pot

A Cup of the Strong Stuff: Honoré de Balzac’s Coffee Habit

The prolific author’s 50-cup a day caffeine habit fuelled night-long writing jags It’s no wonder Honoré de Balzac was so prolific, publishing scores of novels in his lifetime as well as countless novellas, plays and...