Nectar of the Stars: A Pilgrimage to Piper-Heidsieck’s Winery in Reims

It’s a rare privilege to set foot in the inner sanctum of Piper-Heidsieck’s winery. Rooted in Reims (Champagne’s unofficial capital), the house – otherwise closed to the public – has graciously opened its doors...

10 Reasons to Visit the Pays de la Loire Region of France

Nestling off the Atlantic coast and once a linchpin of the Duchy of Brittany, the Pays de la Loire is a smorgasbord of vineyards, swanky seaside resorts, historic nooks and offbeat attractions LA BAULE Once the...

The Other Riviera: Exploring Occitanie on the Mediterranean

Over three hundred days of sunshine a year, long stretches of Mediterranean coast and inland lagoons, fantastic water sports, walking and cycling, protected national parks and some of the best food and wine to...

Taste the Terroir: Whisky à la Française

Could this be the golden age of French whisky? Marion Sauvebois investigates the meteoric rise of the ‘oui’ dram Put down the Glenmorangie, there’s a new whisky in town – and it’s French. “French whisky?”...

12 Great Places to Visit in Les Deux Charentes

Our pick of the best places to visit in theTwo Charentes – from a spectacular underground church to a wetland wilderness Related articles: Double the Fun in the Two Charentes Things to See and Do...

Things to See and Do in Les Deux Charentes

Head to the coast for seaside fun, boat rides and island life, or go inland for fast cars, gentle cycle rides and history... Related article: Double the Fun in the Two Charentes MUSEUMS AND HISTORY With Romanesque...

Things to See and Do in Franche-Comté

Explore the region’s military history and foodie trails or enjoy the great outdoors on skis, horseback, in a boat or on foot... Related article: Franche-Comté: The Land of Plenty HISTORIC ROUTES Belfort from Fort to Fort. Drive...

Things to See and Do in Burgundy

Events for your diary, sites to explore, arts, sports and culture Related articles: A Complete Guide to Burgundy: Venture Beyond the Vineyards Where to Stay and Eat in Burgundy The 12 Most Iconic Sites in...

The 12 Most Iconic Sites in Burgundy

There is much to see in this region rich in Roman and medieval history and heritage. Here are our top picks. Related articles: A Complete Guide to Burgundy: Venture Beyond the Vineyards Where to Stay...

Where Travel Now: Top 5 Things to Discover in the Calvados Department

With miles of unspoilt coastline and dramatic landscapes, the birthplace of the famous apple brandy is the beating heart of Normandy. The glorious rustic fare is just the cherry on top... FROM OUISTREHAM TO CAEN With...