Wine Trail: Caroline Frey & Cécile Tremblay, Female Winemakers in France

Winemaking has been a male bastion for centuries. But a handful of savvy women are rattling the old boys’ club, finally reclaiming their place at the head of the nation’s hallowed vignobles. Among them, Caroline...

French Recipes: Côtes de Porc in Roquefort

Bistrot Pierre’s group executive chef, Adam Townsley, shares his favourite French staple. There is nothing quite like côtes de porc in thick Roquefort sauce to warm the cockles. Even in the height of summer, nothing...

Au Marché, At the Market: French Language & Etiquette

Françoise Giordano from FastTrackFrench.com pops down to the farmer’s market with her mother for a spot of shopping... FRANÇOISE: Bonjour Monsieur. LE MARCHAND: Bonjour Mademoiselle, je peux vous aider? FRANÇOISE: Oui. Je voudrais acheter des fruits de...

Just Say “Oc”: Exploring the Languedoc Coastline

Glorious beaches, lagoons, medieval cities, bustling seaside towns and vineyards as far as the eye can see... Dominic Bliss visits the Languedoc coastline, where summer never seems to end From the Rhône Delta almost down...

10 Reasons to Visit Boulonnais

With beaches stretching as far as the eye can see and oodles of historic landmarks, the jewel of the Opal Coast makes a picturesque getaway HOLY CRYPT Rising imperiously over Boulogne-sur-Mer, the Basilique Notre-Dame was built...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Vieille du Temple in the Marais District

The rue Vieille du Temple is an ancient street in the Marais. Jeffrey T Iverson meets some of the local business owners intent on preserving its unique atmosphere To step into 30 rue Vieille du...

Restaurant Reviews: Tavline, Israeli Cuisine in Paris

If the spicy healthy pleasures of vegetable-and-legume rich Israeli cooking are well-known in English-speaking countries, thanks to such hugely popular chefs as Yotam Ottolenghi at Nopi in London and Michael Solomonov at Zahav in...

French Riviera: 8 Secret Spots Off the Beaten Path

By foot, boat or car there are many secret spots to discover on the Côte d’Azur. Swerve the crowds for a deeper appreciation of this glorious coastal region, says Justin Postlethwaite A Skipper's Eye View The...

Le Récamier: A Must for Soufflés in Paris

Soufflé lovers – look no further. Throw away your pans and fly to Paris. At Le Récamier-- a chic, upscale bistro located on a pedestrian side street in the heart of St. Germain-- chef/owner...

Reviewed: Restaurant Alan Geaam in Paris

The story of Paris chef Alan Geaam’s life would have all the makings of the plot of a Graham Greene novel, except for the fact that it’s had such a sunny happy denouement. The...