Where to Eat in Marseille: La Mercerie in the Noailles District

During the last decade or so, Marseille has emerged as one of the best food cities in France, which is a reflection of its booming tourist trade but also its appeal to the younger...

Sweet Taste of Success: France’s Oldest Bonbon

As its birthplace prepares to celebrate its 1,300th anniversary, Marion Sauvebois lifts the lid on France’s oldest bonbon No bigger than a pea and scarcely a gram a pop, what it lacks in size the...

Paris Restaurants: Le Taillevent, Gastronomic Excellence in the 8th

Named after Taillevent, a 14th-century chef and cookbook author whose real name was Guillaume Tirel, this exquisite restaurant on the quiet rue Lamennais has been an exemplar of Gallic elegance ever since it opened...

Cocktail Hour in France: Here’s to Kir

A cost-cutting alternative to Champagne? A quiet act of defiance against looting Nazis? We’ll spare you the more outlandish and downright bananas theories floating around the genesis of Burgundy’s cocktail of choice, Kir –...

Restaurants in Paris: Jòia by Chef Hélène Darroze

Well-known to both Londoners and Parisians for her restaurants at The Connaught Hotel and on the Left Bank respectively, French chef Hélène Darroze has just opened one of the most appealing new eateries to...

Women in Wine: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in France

In what has always been a male-dominated industry, a new breed of vigneronne is finally emerging – and conquering the world of winemaking one domaine at a time. Patrice Bertrand meets the influential Femmes...

Where to Eat and Stay in the Pays de la Loire

A selection of quality hotels and restaurants plus some outstanding producers Related articles: Riverside Travels in the Pays de la Loire 12 Must-See Attractions of the Pays de la Loire Region What to See and Do in...

A Quest for “Black Diamonds” at Lalbenque Truffle Market in Quercy

Opening day at the Lalbenque truffle market in Quercy: On a cool December early afternoon, truffle sellers in their farming clothes, buyers in their city clothes and members of a Truffle Brotherhood adorned in...

Wine in France: The Tiny Appellation of Coteaux de Pierrevert

Despite hailing from Provence, Pierrevert wines fall under the Rhône umbrella – and no one knows why When customers, especially foreigners, buy wines, they need landmarks to understand the region where wines are produced,” says...

Win a Signature Edwart Chocolate Box Worth €69 (UK Entrants Only)

We’re offering two lucky readers the chance to tuck into an indulgent 100-piece assortment box, packed with Edwart Chocolatier’s 100% artisanal ganaches and pralines. ❋ Made in Paris, the fine ganaches include such mouth-watering flavours as...