Parisian Walkways: Rue Dauphine on the Left Bank

After the Pont Neuf runs onto the Left Bank, a characterful street continues its course into Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Jeffrey T Iverson meets the people who work there... If there is one place and time which stirs...

A Sparkling Gala for the American Library in Paris

The American Library in Paris recently celebrated its Gala dinner at the Bibliothèque Clément Bayard of the Automobile Club of France. This sparkling soirée is one of the most significant fundraising events of the...

More than a Pit Stop: Le Mans and Europe’s Iconic Motor Race

Gillian Thornton zooms off to Le Mans to discover the legends behind Europe’s most iconic motor race and follow in the treadmarks of action hero Steve McQueen Late afternoon and my husband and I have...

Restaurants in Paris: L’Office, Now Run by Charles Nikitits

If I liked this small restaurant near the Folies Bergère when it was first opened by restaurateur Charles Compagnon, I like it even better since it’s been taken over and remodelled by Charles Nikitits....

Camargue Calling: Stay in an Historic Hideaway at Hôtel Les Remparts

About Hôtel Les Remparts Fully renovated and reopened in June 2018, Hôtel Les Remparts is a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in Aigues-Mortes, a marvellous medieval village in the Gard department, encircled by ancient fortifications. Your...

Montreuil-sur-Mer, France’s Best-Kept Foodie Secret

“This is an institution,” raves Martine Ligier, pointing right, left and centre at virtually every butcher, baker and candlestick-maker in Montreuil-sur-Mer’s market square. Sensing my growing dismay – “institutions” as far the eye can see,...

The Lap of Luxury in the Heart of Toulouse

The historic building that houses the Grand Hôtel de l’Opéra, a 4* retreat in a choice corner on Toulouse’s Capitole square, has been many things during its long history. This ‘Pink City’ hideway served as...

Plenty of Horsepower: A Short Break in Le Perche

Gillian Thornton lets someone else take the reins on a short break in Le Perche "Marchez!" Ears pricked, the two huge horses in front of me launch into action with a rattle of harnesses and...

City Focus: Rouen in Normandy

Easily accessible from the south of England, and once a seat of the Anglo-Norman dynasties, this regional capital has various glories, both modern and ancient, to woo the visitor, says Robert Spellman One of the...

Restaurants in Paris: Rooster, Run by Chef Frédéric Duca

After four years as chef at the New York City branch of Racines, the Parisian bistrot à vin that restaurateur Pierre Jancou founded in the passage des Panoramas in 2007, Marseille-born chef Frédéric Duca...