An aerial view of Vannes, overlooking its fortified city walls and lawns with floral design

Explore Vannes: The Ideal Breton City

Quaint timbered buildings, modern shopping, bustling harbour cafés and stunning islands – Annaliza Davis explains why Vannes is the ideal Breton city. If you want a city in Brittany that sums up the spirit and...
Hotel Saint Delis

Where to Stay and Eat in Normandy in 2021

Our choice of hotels and restaurants to make your trip even more pleasurable. Related article: The Timeless Charms of Normandy, What’s New in 2021 HOTELS 5* Hôtel Le Saint-Delis, Honfleur New Relais & Château hotel in former home...
The delightful setting of Restaurant Bec in Paradou

Restaurant Review: Bec Restaurant in Les Alpilles

Unless you know something about the couple who created this delightful restaurant in Le Paradou, one of the prettiest and best-loved villages in Les Alpilles, it may come as an improbable surprise to find...
Chef Cédric Béchade reimagines local dishes in his signature style at the delightful Café Basque in Biarritz

Restaurant Review: Café Basque in Biarritz

Renovated last year, one of the most venerable historic seaside addresses of Biarritz now offers 19 rooms – decorated by Paris interior designer Sarah Lavoine, with spectacular views of the Atlantic breakers rolling in...
Auch Hotel de France

Where to Stay and Eat in Gers

Travelling to historic Gascony? Here's our choice of hotels and restaurants to enjoy during your trip. Related articles: Step Back in Time in Gers What to See and Do in Gers in 2021 12 Essential Visits in...
Liquide, Matthias Marc’s new address in the heart of Paris, is a shining example of the very best of contemporary French cuisine © LIQUIDE

Restaurant Review: Liquide in Paris

After nine months of privation, it was an intense pleasure to go out for my first restaurant meal in Paris of 2021. Though the gastronomic press in France had slowed to a trickle, I...
George’s at the Hôtel Le Toiras on the Île de Ré offers an impeccable menu

Restaurant Review: George’s in Île De Ré

The name of Olivia and Didier Le Calvez’s new contemporary brasserie at their Hôtel Le Toiras on the Île de Ré references many Georges: the Four Seasons George V hotel in Paris where the...
La Riviera in Paris serves food which will please vegans and meat-eaters alike

La Riviera: Where to Eat Near Gare du Nord in Paris

No, you’re not going to catch a view of the sweeping azure waters of the Mediterranean through the windows of the dining room here, but when your food arrives, you’ll be well and truly...
L’Oustau Camarguen

L’oustau Camarguen: Where to Eat in Le Grau-du-Roi

As is true of so many people during the pandemic in France, I ended up learning a great deal about the pleasures to be found in my own backyard. Or in this case, the...
The Food Society

Food Society: A New Food Hall in Lyon

Almost everyone has suffered from the inevitable disappointment of a meal in a train station or an airport. There are exceptions, of course – like the opulent Le Train Bleu at the Gare de...