Ridley_Scott

A Good Year for Ridley Scott

At his Luberon estate, in Provence, the British film director and producer puts his first bottles of wine on the market. We can expect sequels, says Patrice Bertrand. Far from the dark and oppressive backdrops...
Feria de Beziers

What to See and Do in Languedoc-Roussillon

Sailing, climbing, horse riding or sledding – there are many wonderful ways to discover the traditional region of Languedoc-Roussillon Related articles: You Can Have It All in Languedoc-Roussillon 12 Unmissable Sites in Languedoc-Roussillon BOAT TRIPS Canoe the River...
Champagne region

Champagne Wars: In a Tizz Over Fizz

France’s Champagne producers are up in arms over a new law in Russia which is demanding they rebrand their world famous fizz as ‘sparkling wine’. President Vladimir Putin has passed a law which says...
Historic capital of Dijon

12 Essential Visits in Burgundy

Our pick of the must-see towns, historic buildings and other places of interest Related articles: Get Away from It All in Burgundy What to See and Do in Burgundy HISTORIC CAPITAL OF DIJON Dijon has such a rich...
The charming childhood home of Colette in Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye (Photo C Clier, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme

What to See and Do in Burgundy

From cycling to art galleries to cookery lessons or a relaxation session in a spa, there’s plenty on offer Related article: Get Away from It All in Burgundy GOING GASTRONOMICAL To discover the region’s famed gastronomy, where...
Mirabeau wines

Provence Winemakers’ Plea after Devastating Wildfires

Winemakers in the south of France have spoken about the devastation caused by the wildfires which swept across the area and have called for urgent action on climate change. The fires began in the Var...
he rolling green landscapes of Coulanges-la-Vineuse in northern Burgundy

Get Away from It All in Burgundy

From little-known mountains to a valley of waterfalls and expansive forests to vast vineyards, Burgundy is the perfect place for post pandemic travels away from the crowds – and so much more besides. Caroline...
Neufchatel cheese

A Taste of Normandy

From fromage to Calvados, Normandy is celebrated for its gourmet specialties and traditional foods. Here are some favourites. Related article: The Timeless Charms of Normandy, What’s New in 2021 CHEESE Visit the Maison du Camembert for the...
Coteaux d’Aix

Pretty and Pink: A Rosé Made in Provençal Wine Country

Raise a glass to (of) Château Calisanne – jewel of the Coteaux d’Aix – a rosé made in archtypal Provençal wine country, the commune of Lançon-Provence in the Bouches-du-Rhône to be precise. This cradle...
Les Sources de Cheverny is shaking things up in the Loire

Les Sources de Cheverny Near Blois in the Loire Valley

At long last, the lovely Loire Valley is enjoying a reset with the opening of a new generation of relaxed and charming hotels that put paid to the stuffy and often over-priced faux-châteaux idiom...