After Marie Antoinette

From the children of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette to the pretenders to the French throne today, a look at the fate of the French monarchy

Manche

France Today takes a tour around this department Before deploying adjectives and gushing superlatives to evoke the many-splendoured appeal of La Manche – the hunk of land that sticks out of Lower Normandy towards Britain like...

Arles: The Ancient Roman City

Arles is an historical and magical city. Bordered by the Rhône, la Camargue, les Alpilles and la Crau, it seems like an island. Arles is home to numerous ancient Roman and Latin monuments listed...

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...

Lozere – Languedoc-Roussillon’s secret department

Discover a land of endless beauty where the great outdoors is king! To say that the Lozere department in the northern Languedoc Roussillon has been largely overlooked by English speaking tourists would be something of...

Aigues-Mortes in the Camargue: Medieval Walled Town

Lovers of history and castles should put a pin in the map at Aigues-Mortes, a town whose medieval centre is enclosed within rectangular ramparts, complete with circular towers and gateways and walls that you...

History of the Canal du Midi

The making of a UNESCO World Heritage Site The Canal du Midi was the result of the vision of one man, Pierre-Paul Riquet, who in 1662 wrote to Combert, minister of Louis XIV: "I am...

Argentat town guide

A river and people In recent years due to an increase in the number of tourists visiting Argentat, the town has made enormous efforts to achieve a ‘tourist friendly’ environment and has had to invest...

Etang de Thau and Sète

Exploring the fishing communities around the Thau lagoon For lovers of seafood and all things nautical, here is a guide to the region surrounding the Bassin de Thau, an inland salt lagoon linking the Canal...

A walk through the “High Town” of Limoges

The city of Limoges over the centuries developed far more around the Chateau than the actual city centre. A walk through the “Ville haute, the high town” of the region's capital or as it's...