The hilltop ‘Plus Beau Village’ of Vézelay

Off the Beaten Track Around Burgundy

While it may be most famous for its celebrated wines, the region of Burgundy is also full of surprises, as Caroline Harrap discovers on a back-in-time tour of its lesser-known treasures Standing atop a small...
Empreinte

Made in France: Shopping for French Artisanal Products in Paris

Made in France: three small words that pack a big punch. Whether attached to a wheel of cheese, a handbag, or an evening gown, the label conjures a world of taste, elegance and art...
Éloge de la Transgression.

48 Hours in Nantes

Just two hours away from Mont-Saint-Michel, in the south of Brittany, Nantes was dubbed the ‘loopiest city in France’ by The Sunday Times. Follow the city’s Green Line to find out why... DAY 1 9am: Walk...

Restaurant Reviews: Terminus Nord in Paris

In the midst of a very good recent lunch at this long-running brasserie with a recently refreshed but charming 1925 vintage art deco interior, I thought, ‘this must be one of the most reliable...
Tarn-et-Garonne

Great Destinations: The Waterways of Tarn-et-Garonne

Gillian Thornton explores this watery idyll in the South-West Relaxing in the hot tub at the Moulin de Moissac hotel, I’m soaking up the tranquil view as well as the bubbles. Beyond the arched window...
Annecy

Annecy: The Best Place to Live in France

Following a two-year study... Annecy, in the Haute-Savoie, has been declared the best place to live in France following a two-year study by ‘L’association des villes et villages où il fait bon vivre’, which looked...
Rue de la Villette

Parisian Walkways: Rue de la Villette in the 19th Arrondissement

This Parisian thoroughfare is being gentrified, but the change is towards craftsmanship rather than commercialism. Jeffrey T Iverson enters the ‘gateway to Bobo-Village’ Over the last couple decades in Paris, the hilltop neighbourhoods of Le...

10 Reasons to Visit Gers-Gascony

Venture to the land of d’Artagnan for picturesque medieval villages, glorious rolling countryside and an abundance of arts, crafts and festivals, not to mention heavenly food, wines and Armagnac.  1. Scenic Relaxation Soak up the hills...
The tidal island of Noirmoutier

The Lure of La Vendée in Pays de la Loire

This coastal departément is famous for its sunshine, but there is much more to discover, writes Stephen Davy-Osborne Beautiful sandy beaches and levels of sunshine more closely associated with France’s Mediterranean seaboard than its western...
Musee Oceano

Explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef… in Monaco

Monaco's Oceanographic Museum launches its new exhibition 'Immersion' - a virtual diving experience of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Propped on the side of the mythical Rock, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, built in 1920, is...