Attention All Bike and Wine Lovers: Cruising and Cycling with Boat Bike Tours

Cruising and cycling in France As far as holiday destinations go it doesn’t get any better than the Bordeaux and Champagne regions of France. Lovers of fine wine and cycling can easily combine their passions...

Pass the Pastis: A History of France’s 2nd Favourite Drink

One way of saying "I'm in trouble," in French is to declare "Je suis dans le pastis."

Fondue Savoyarde Recipe

A traditional Alpine treat

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...

Great Destinations: Bordeaux Wine Country

With the wonderful new Cité du Vin to lead the way, there’s a new sense of fun and openness about the Bordeaux wine region. The châteaux doors are opening to the public, the terroirs and appellations are...

Cleopatra’s Secret

Cleopatra bathed in it. It’s said that Nero’s second wife Poppea indulged in it too, and so did France’s king François I and Napoleon’s Josephine. The beatific benefits of asses’ milk are legendary. But...

Jura Wines: On the Upswing

After nearly a century of slow decline, the wines of the Jura are making a remarkable comeback.
Fromagerie Olivier

How Would You Spend €1,000 in Normandy?

With no effort at all I’ve got all the crème fraîche, delicious wine, hard cider, tipsy Calvados, gorgeous produce, fine meats, and foie gras whenever I want it. If I want linen goods, made with flax grown practically outside...

The Fine Art of Chocolate

Good things from chocolatier Patrick Roger come in packages both small and very large.

Dyades Restaurant at Domaine des Etangs, a New Chateau-Hotel

The restaurant Dyades at this magnificent new hotel in one of the least-known corners of France – the Charente Limousine, which is located between Angoulême and Limoges – offers an excellent reason to discover...