Great Travel Destinations: Auvergne, France’s Wild Child

Auvergne is untamed and rugged – a region of forests, mountains, remote farmland and dormant volcanoes, but it also has urban sophistication and culture. Dominic Bliss provides a fascinating perspective on this unique place Sooner...

Le Dernier Mot: A Passage to Corsica

Kristin Espinasse sets sail for the Isle of Beauty and navigates the pitfalls of on-board etiquette A friend recently messaged me explaining she was in the south of France and should she visit Corsica? Yes,...

La Culture: 5 Must-See Art Exhibitions in France This Spring

Mark your calendars for these unmissable rendezvous with art, history, beauty, and incalculable riches. Mary Cassatt, An American Impressionist in Paris Accomplished portrait artist Mary Cassatt lived nearly 60 years in France. The first retrospective in...

Art Exhibitions in Paris: Tintoretto, The Birth of a Genius

This major exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris focuses on the first 15 years of the career of one of the most fascinating Italian painters of the Renaissance: Tintoretto – an ambitious...

Discover Cahors in Southwest France

Cahors is one of south-west France’s most unspoilt ancient towns. Formerly the capital of the old province of Quercy, the town perches dramatically on a rocky peninsula on a series of horse-shoe bends along...

Parisian Walkways: Passage Jouffroy, the Historic Covered Shopping Arcade

It is, and always has been, one of the most popular covered arcades in the French capital. Jeffrey T Iverson meets the people who give the Passage Jouffroy its unique air Stepping into one of...

Unexpected Adventures Along the Côte d’Azur

From driving a vintage sports car to e-biking in Nice, France’s Côte d’Azur offers some surprising adventures, many of which can be experienced year-round. On a recent visit to the Côte d’Azur, I ate in top restaurants, skied...

Great Travel Destinations: Le Berry, The Green Heart of France

Part of the Centre region, the ancient province of Le Berry offers culture, architecture and countryside. Gillian Thornton made the two-hour journey from Paris Many visitors to France – not to mention its residents –...

Deux Cafés, S’il Vous Plaît: Les Deux Magots & Café de Flore in Paris

Still popular with celebrities, a century ago Les Deux Magots and the Café de Flore were the haunts of some of the greatest thinkers of their day "If you are lucky enough to have lived...

Book Reviews: Paris, Portrait of a City

Ever since Daguerre snapped the very first photograph on the banks of the Seine, the City of Light’s intrinsic nostalgia and timeless glamour have cast their spell on generations of shutterbugs. A repository of...