Jules Verne

In the Footsteps of Jules Verne in Nantes

Chloe Govan reveals the remarkable adventures of world-famous novelist Jules Verne, whose literary ambitions first took shape in beguiling Nantes Say the name Jules Verne and most people will think immediately of Around the World...

Read the Signs: Rue des Dames in Paris

The convivial Parisian street with many stories to tell Word has it, it's the place to be when the clock strikes aperitif o'clock. Rue des Dames, in the Batignolles district, stretches from Avenue de Clichy...

Dominique Crenn: Rebel Chef

Dominique Crenn is one of the world’s greatest chefs. Her flagship restaurant in San Francisco, Atelier Crenn, has been awarded three Michelin stars, while her Bar Crenn holds another star. Known for her creative...
Secrets under the city of Laon

Learn about the French “Secrets Under The City” in Laon, Aisne

On your way to South of France, on A26, stop and visit the beautiful medieval city of Laon with more than 80 historical monuments and an amazing labyrinth of underground passageways. “Secrets under the city”...

Planète Gascogne: Every Gîte Should Have a Copy

Combine a talented illustrator and a soupçon of British eccentricity. Add a dose of rural Gascony and soon you have a unique recipe – cartoons and drawings that make the French laugh at themselves. That’s Anglo-Gascon...

Restriction-free travel from England to France confirmed for July 10

As of July 10, travellers from England will be allowed to visit France without a 14-day quarantine period upon their return. This follows confirmation by UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today that more than...
PARIS, FRANCE, on October 30, 2017. The small traditional cafe on Momartr expects visitors.

Covid Restrictions for Restaurants in France

Restaurants in France are now open for business, subject to certain Covid-19 restrictions. A mask is required when you walk into the restaurant or at any time when you need to leave your table. Tables...
Woman wearing an anti virus protection mask to prevent others from corona COVID-19 and SARS cov 2 infection R

Official Coronavirus Guidance While in France

The basic precautions to minimize risk of contracting or spreading coronavirus are similar in France to those in the UK, with one important difference. In France, the social distancing requirement is one meter, not two...
Paris Arc of Triomphe along Champs-Elysees France sunset

Driving in France – Coronavirus Advice and What to Expect

The chances are that you will be using France's network of autoroutes if you are travelling to your destination by car. Here, we provide some advice and guidance to make sure your trip is...

Travel and Health Insurance during Covid 19 Pandemic

Now that the FCO guidance on travel to France for "essential reasons only" has been lifted, you will want to make sure your travel insurance policy is up to date and not impacted by...