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...
zChocolat Valentine's Day

Celebrating Sweet Hearts with zChocolat

The France Today team were rather giddy when a zChocolat package dropped into our Bath office recently. Setting hearts aflutter, this lavish gift was a timely reminder that Valentine’s Day is just around the...

Pebbles of Wrath: Terroir Theft in the Rhône Valley

Some of the Rhône Valley’s most flavourful vineyards are being fast depleted of their vital stones... Under the grey November sky, Xavier Anglès squats and places side by side some of the red, ochre, orange...

All For One and One For All

A dynamic Gascon wine cooperative shows what a dedicated winemaker's vision can achieve.

Time for an Apéro

It's the mellowest moment of a day in France, a delightful interlude between the day's activity and a pleasurable meal: l'heure de l'apéro. When a waiter says those magic words—Désirez-vous un apéritif?—think of it as...

Dessirier: Michel Rostang’s Excellent Seafood Restaurant

Small boat fishermen provide the high quality wild catch.

La Fromagerie Cler: The Best Cheese Shops in Paris

Cheese heaven can be found at 31 rue Cler on Julia Child's favorite shopping street.

A Chocolate Museum in Paris

Paris was already a mecca for chocolate lovers, but now it has its own chocolate museum.

Parisian Walkways: Laid-Back Batignolles

An historic village neighbourhood brimming with designer boutiques and wonderful eateries.

Marchés de Noël: Exploring France’s Finest Christmas Markets

Christmas is a magical season in France. Every town in the country shimmers under the glow of a thousand fairy lights, the warming scent of vin chaud and roasting chestnuts fills each street, and...