Entre Terre et Mer: Pyrénées on a Plate

Embark on a coast-to-coast gastronomic journey with Justin Postlethwaite, taking in the foothills and upper reaches of the Pyrénées, from Collioure all the way to the Pays Basque Draw a line on a map, Mediterranean...

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...

Restaurants in Provence: La Table du Hameau, Paradou

Though many people think of Provence exclusively as a summer destination, I’ve learned through the years that it’s just as delightful during the winter as it is when the cicadas are whirring away in...

Restaurant Reviews: Apicius in Paris

Retooling an established restaurant with a crowd of devoted regulars is a challenge for any restaurateur, but this was especially true when it came to Apicius, a favourite power table of corporate and political...

Where to Stay and Eat in the Rhône Valley

Our choice of the best hotels and restaurants in the area Related articles: Road Trip through the Rhône Valley 12 Villages to Visit in the Rhône Valley What to See and Do in the Rhône Valley HOTELS Domaine Le...

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...

The Judgement of Paris: The Day America Beat France

May 24, 1976. On this fateful day, France’s finest vintages were pitted against the cream of California’s crop in a blind test – and lost. A world first that sent the industry into a...

Top Things to See and Do in the Limousin

Discover France’s rural heart through its traditions, festivals, museums and cultural events. Related articles: Discover the Limousin, France’s Rural Heart 12 Unmissable Sites: Great Places to Visit in the Limousin Where to Stay and Eat...

French Travel Destinations: Top of the World, Nord-Pas de Calais

Separated from Great Britain by a narrow stretch of sea, the twin départements of Nord and Pas-de-Calais are pleasantly familiar yet delightfully different. Gillian Thornton explores the region’s coast, countryside and culture Standing on the...

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...