Les Baux de Provence: 22 Historical Monuments

A must-see village in the heart of the Alpilles While Les Baux de Provence is more of a tourist site rather than an active village - there are only 500 inhabitants - it still remains...

Beautiful Barrels

Barrels and vats, made from ancient French oak trees, were the guardians of the lively wines as they began to mature into greatness.

Château de Hautefort: An Enchanting Castle in the Dordogne

The elegant Château de Hautefort sits atop a rolling green hill, offering superlative views of the Lourde and Beuze valleys in the Dordogne. The chateau has a long and rich history, with records showing...

Blast from the Past: Return of the Fairy and Resurfacing Drinks in France

Banned for the best part of a century for nudging good men to the brink of insanity, absinthe has made a meteoric comeback of late. But despite its recent rehabilitation, the Green Fairy remains...

Jefferson in Paris

Thomas Jefferson lived in Paris for five years, thriving on the city's art, music, cuisine, wine and intellectual life.

Château de la Napoule: Exploring a Côte d’Azur Castle and Art Foundation

You'd be hard-pressed to find a prettier drive than highway D 559 from Saint Raphael to Mandelieu-la-Napoule in the department Alpes-Maritimes in the south of France. Along the Mediterranean coastline, this 20-mile stretch is...

My Life in Paris: Channelling Victor Hugo

With my eyebrows on fleek, I’ve been on the hunt for the fantastical. Suited with waterproof shoes, a parapluie, and sponge-like senses, I’ve been striving to capture the heady, surreal sensation of experiencing the Parisian cityscape as if for the...

André Le Nôtre: Magnificent Masterpieces of the Gardener’s Art

Gardening is an ephemeral art form. Few gardens withstand the vagaries of time, and even fewer master gardeners, if remembered at all, are afforded the status of their counterparts in architecture and the other...

Not-to-Miss Remembrance Sites in Calvados, Normandy

Our selection of some of the more important museums and cemeteries in the département. Related article: Calvados in Normandy, Tales from the Parisian Riviera CAEN MEMORIAL A strategic target for Allied forces, Caen was nearly reduced to...

Perpignan: Catalan Capital

For Salvador Dalí, Perpignan was the "centre du monde". More specifically, the pivotal point for the Surrealist painter was the city's somewhat nondescript railroad station, the Gare SNCF, which made a bizarre impact on...