Paris Restaurants: Le Taillevent, Gastronomic Excellence in the 8th

Named after Taillevent, a 14th-century chef and cookbook author whose real name was Guillaume Tirel, this exquisite restaurant on the quiet rue Lamennais has been an exemplar of Gallic elegance ever since it opened...

Restaurants in Paris: Jòia by Chef Hélène Darroze

Well-known to both Londoners and Parisians for her restaurants at The Connaught Hotel and on the Left Bank respectively, French chef Hélène Darroze has just opened one of the most appealing new eateries to...

Where to Eat and Stay in the Pays de la Loire

A selection of quality hotels and restaurants plus some outstanding producers Related articles: Riverside Travels in the Pays de la Loire 12 Must-See Attractions of the Pays de la Loire Region What to See and Do 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...

Reviewed: Restaurant Lalique au Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey

After transforming the villa of René Lalique, the 19th-century jeweller, glassmaker and artist, in Wingen-sur-Moder in Alsace, into a luxurious hotel and restaurant two years ago, Silvio Denz, the Swiss-born director of Lalique, continues...

Where to Stay and Eat on the Northern Coast of France

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, including some you won’t find in the brochures Related articles: Enjoying the High Life on the Northern Coast 12 Nature Experiences on France’s Northern Coast (and Beyond) HOTEL-RESTAURANTS Hôtel Atlantic All 18 bedrooms...

Restaurant Reviews: La Poule au Pot in Paris

In 1935, when La Poule au Pot opened in a side street near Les Halles, the French capital’s main food market, a vast, heaving complex of glass-and-cast-iron pavilions, was just down the street (it...

Corsica Hotels and Restaurants: Hôtel Misincu in Cap Corse

Formerly known as the Hotel Caribou and a favourite jet-set hideaway during les trente glorieuses (as the French call the boom years of the post-war period), this seaside property on the finger-like northern tip...

Where to Stay and Eat in the Dordogne Valley

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, including some of the more unusual and unknown Related articles: Exploring the Treasures of the Dordogne Valley Things to See and Do in the Dordogne Valley HOTELS Castel Novel, near Brive A Châteaux...

Where to Eat and Stay in Champagne & Ardenne

A selection of quality hotels and restaurants plus some atmospheric hidden gems Related articles: The Road Less Travelled in Champagne & Ardenne 12 Must-See Sites in Champagne & Ardenne TOWN CENTRE HOTELS La Maison de Rhodes, Troyes Five-star hotel...