Where to Stay and Eat in Paris

Your insider’s guide to the latest fashionable restaurants and trendy hotels Related articles: The Best of the New in Paris 12 Fashionable Cocktail Bars in Paris New Things to See and Do in Paris WHERE TO STAY Hôtel de...

Where to Stay and Eat in Burgundy: La Fontaignotte in Semur-en-Auxois

This picturesque and historic Burgundian town, famed for its annual fête médiévale, held every May, has a wonderful new maison d’hotes and a talented chef at work in its terrace-with-a-view restaurant. Former movie producer Charles...

Restaurants in Paris: Comice in the 16th Arrondissement

In my experience of Paris restaurants, it’s rare to find a place that works just as well for a meal out with friends or in a tête-à-tête as it does for a business meal,...

In Vino Veritas: Gérard Bertrand, Languedoc’s Wine Pioneer

Former rugby player Gérard Bertrand employs innovative techniques on his vineyards. Mary Winston Nicklin met the man making fine wine in the Languedoc Seven o’clock on a Friday evening in September and the crowds outside...

Restaurants in Paris: Don Juan II, An Elegant Yacht on the Seine

Among the many misconceptions about the life of a food writer is that members of this tribe of scribes are impossibly fussy and turn up their noses at anything that isn’t dripping with caviar...

Les Étangs de Corot: Charming Hotel just outside Paris

Few hotels offer the pleasures of city and countryside, sophistication and rusticity as charmingly as Les Étangs de Corot. A through-the-looking-glass experience awaits guests who do not discover the full magic of the place...

Restaurants in Provence: L’Hostellerie Les Gorges de Pennafort, Callas

Several years ago, friends who live in Sanary-sur-Mer tipped me off to their favourite weekend getaway without going too far afield. “This well-run, family-owned hotel in a beautiful setting has attractive, comfortable rooms for...

Restaurant Reviews: Daniel et Denise, Top Bouchons in Lyon

Since he took over one of the most famous old bouchons in Créqui in 2004, chef Joseph Viola has opened branches of the original restaurant in two of Lyon’s other neighbourhoods. Even more importantly,...

Where to Stay and Eat in Auvergne

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus quirky accommodation to write home about Related articles: Travel Destinations: Auvergne, France’s Wild Child Great Outdoor Activities in Auvergne TOP HOTELS Hôtel Le Bailliage If you’re going to stay...

Where to Stay and Eat in the Berry Province

The best restaurants and hotels in the ancient province in central France, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about Related articles: Great Travel Destinations: Le Berry, The Green Heart of France The 12 Most...