Puttin’ on the Ritz: The Story Behind the Legendary Paris Hotel

It has a history as rich and famous as some of its star guests and residents, yet it has also fallen on hard times, and well within living memory. The announcement in early 2012 that the Ritz Paris...

Restaurant Reviews: Tomy & Co. in Paris

Franco-Cambodian chef Tomy Gousset won an avid following of discerning regulars when he was chef at Pirouette, a contemporary French bistro in Les Halles. Now Gousset, who previously cooked with Alain Solivérès at Taillevent, Yannick Alléno when he...

A Weekend’s Punting and Pampering in Brière

Vast, ominous clouds linger stubbornly in the sky, but Valentin, the hulking, tattooed captain aboard our chaland (a flat-bottomed, wooden boat) keeps his sunglasses on as he guides us through the picturesque Brière wetlands. Exploring a labyrinth of sprawling marshes...

Restaurant Reviews: L’Hostellerie de Plaisance in Saint-Émilion

Now that the summer and autumn crowds have gone, the Bordelais are delighted to have the exquisite little town of Saint-Émilion to themselves again. Just 44km from Bordeaux, for them it’s an ideal day out for its beautiful...

Reviewed: Ore, Alain Ducasse’s Restaurant at Versailles

For many years, the gastronomic offer at the château de Versailles has been wiltingly underwhelming. So the opening of this new café-restaurant with non-stop service from 8am-6.30pm is very good news for visitors to this magnificent palace just...

Where to Stay and Eat in Champagne and the Ardennes

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about. Related articles: Great French Destinations: Champagne and the Ardennes Things to See and Do in Champagne and the...
A traditional winstub in Alsace

Taste the Terroir: The German Flavour of Alsace

Each region of France has a unique personality and Alsace is no exception: more pork is consumed here than anywhere else in the country, fried carp and chips is normal and the names of many...

Join Our Luxury Tours of Southern France: France Today Travels

Springtime Southern France If you’re seeking a French voyage with a surprisingly different flavor, our Springtime Southern France tour is for you. In May, we journey from medieval Carcassonne to French Catalonia, with its spicy...

Introducing France Today Travels: Experience France As We Know It

Bonne année et bonnes nouvelles! France Today is ushering in the New Year with a series of luxury tours around France’s most beautiful destinations – and we’re inviting you to join us! Brand new for...

Maison des Bois: Marc Veyrat’s New Restaurant in the Savoyard Mountains

The legendary Michelin-starred chef Marc Veyrat has opened a new restaurant and hotel, Maison des Bois, in the heart of the Aravis Alpine mountain range. This is a unique new project for Veyrat, as...