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...
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12 Best Outdoor Activities in Champagne and the Ardennes

The region isn’t all about the sparkling wine and historic cities. With so much beautiful countryside, much of it surprisingly isolated, there are loads of sporty and outdoor activities on offer – great for burning...

Great French Destinations: Champagne and the Ardennes

"Brothers, I am drinking the stars!” declared Dom Perignon on his first sip of the sparkling wine he helped invent in the 1600s. This monk, who lived in a Benedictine monastery in the heart of the Champagne region, wasn’t the...

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...

Book Reviews: Grand Bordeaux Châteaux by Philippe Chaix

This is a new, updated edition of wine master Philippe Chaix's exhaustive guide to the fine wine estates of Bordeaux- their history, geography, and every notable palate-pleasing liquid ever to be bottled and sent...
The vineyards of Armagnac

Armagnac: The Nectar of Gascony

Tucked away in South-West France, Gascony with its lush, rolling landscape, is the home of Armagnac, the oldest spirit in France, which celebrated 700 years of history in 2010. The Armagnac region spreads over three rural departments, the Gers,...
La Cité du Vin

La Cité du Vin: The Must-See New Attraction in Bordeaux

“Il m’est arrivé d’affirmer ‘La Cité du Vin’ sera mon Guggenheim.”  “I have said that the Cité du Vin will be my Guggenheim.” -- Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux As I have written recently in France...

A History of the Auberge du Père Bise: Featuring an In-House Recipe

In the village of Talloires, along Lake Annecy, sits a rustic-looking inn. Originally a simple guinguette, or tavern, the Auberge du Père Bise is a prestigious hotel and restaurant. Run by the same family...

The Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Hayes and Gough/Octavia

During the 1849-50s Gold Rush, many French came to San Francisco to find their fortune.  It was San Francisco that grew rich with the addition of French culture, and that continuing influence is seen...