France Reimagined: On The Road with Ernest Hemingway

War hero, womaniser, carouser… Ernest Hemingway was larger than life. Lanie Goodman unearths the man behind the legend on a journey through France You’ve got...

Have Armchair, Will Travel

For me, the greatest deprivation of the COVID era — and admittedly, there’s a lot of competition for that spot — is the loss...

A Cup of the Strong Stuff: Honoré de Balzac’s Coffee Habit

The prolific author’s 50-cup a day caffeine habit fuelled night-long writing jags It’s no wonder Honoré de Balzac was so prolific, publishing scores of novels...

Roc of Ages: The History of an Icon on the Riviera

Guy Hibbert reviews an exquisite new book celebrating 150 years of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. In 1865, Hippolyte de Villemessant, the publisher who made Le Figaro...

Book Review: A Castle on the Riviera by Marie Vendittelli

Looking for some interiors inspo? Then look no further. This beautiful book gives you a peek beyond the keyhole into this stunningly refurbished Riviera...

Book Review: Wild Swimming France by Daniel Start

If you’re not already thirsting for a long, cool swim amidst some of France’s most breathtaking scenery, you certainly will be after reading this...

Exclusive Recipes: How to Dine like the French

In her new book À Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way, Rebekah Peppler shares no-nonsense, easy-to-follow recipes which are guaranteed to...

Book Review: The Spy Who Inspired Me By Stephen Clarke

This laugh-out-loud spoof on James Bond, set against the backdrop of the Second World War, is guaranteed to put a smile on your face....

Books: Le Père Goriot by Honoré De Balzac

Balzac wrote Le Père Goriot in 1835 and it forms part of his novel sequence La Comédie humaine. It follows three characters in Paris...

Book Review: Vaux-Le-Vicomte by Guillaume Picon

The magnificent Château Vaux-le-Vicomte’s rich history began in 1641 when French minister Nicolas Fouquet hired the most talented artisans – architect Louis Le Vau,...