Chamonix-Mont Blanc

A Winter Weekend in Chamonix-Mont Blanc

Arguably, the grand dame of all French ski towns is Chamonix-Mont Blanc. As its name implies, the Alps’ tallest peak keeps an ever-watchful eye over the picturesque Chamonix Valley. Home to the first Winter...

Just Say It’s Monsieur Vélo: Why I Live in Annecy

“Là je suis bien, je vois clair, il y a de l’air." -- Paul Cézanne It was good to be up high. It was good to breathe the fresh air perched atop Sainte Victoire overlooking the plains leading...

Gourmet Trail: The Ardennes’ Larder

The French Ardennes is rightly proud of its local produce, and the tourist board manages the ‘Ardennes de France’ collective label, promoting more than 200 products from 60 members. The brand – which covers everything from...
Roasted endives

3 Ways with Endives: Culinary Tips from Breton Baker Richard Bertinet

Originally from Brittany in north-west France, Richard Bertinet trained as a baker from the age of 14. Today the UK-based chef is a best-selling author who makes regular TV appearances. Bertinet was named BBC Food Champion of the...

Intimate Tours of the Most Beautiful Regions of France: Book now and save $500*!

At France Today we’ve been inspiring our readers in all aspects of French culture for three decades. Our long love affair with France has resulted in literally thousands of articles, exploring the milieu that...
Route de Citeaux

Retail Therapy: How Would You Spend €1,000 in Burgundy?

Spring in Burgundy always takes me by surprise. The landscape appears to wake up from hibernation overnight. Suddenly the sky is sighing with swallows and butterflies, vines stretch out their tendrils, and the colza fields light up in...

Choc King Behavior: Interview with Celebrated Pastry Chef Pierre Hermé

Insatiably creative, Pierre Hermé returns to his first passion in his new book. Retracing his longstanding love affair with the cacao bean, the book reveals creations that display the celebrated pastry chef ’s signature chocolate recipes and innovative style, which have...
Safran cultivated in Charente-Maritime

Taste the Terroir: The Crop of Charente-Maritime

Each region of France has a unique personality and Charente-Maritime offers a wide range of local specialities – from chestnut-coloured hen’s eggs to snail caviar, from salt to saffron; from oysters to oursins... The department of...
Languedoc vineyards

Francophile Favourites: Alison Judge of Vin & Company Wine Tours

What was your first French experience? The ubiquitous French exchange when I was 14. I went first to my host’s home in Paris. She seemed quite mature (she was a year older than me, but then I...

Where to Stay and Eat in Alsace

Castles and stately homes make up a proportion of the region’s hotel and restaurant venues. Here's a selection of some of our favourites. TOP RESTAURANT SELECTION Maison Kammerzell, Strasbourg Built in 1427, the most beautiful house in Strasbourg...