Author Marin Montagut's shop on Rue Madame, in Paris's 6th arrondissement, is packed with beautiful objects, from tableware to silk scarves

Timeless Paris: A Charming Tour of the City’s Traditional Shops

Guy Hibbert leafs through a new book which takes us on a charming tour of Paris’s finest traditional purveyors of everything from buttons and pastels to wood panelling. As we regret the loss of our...
Berthe Morisot’s 1894 painting of her daughter, entitled ‘Julie Rêveuse’ (‘Julie Daydreaming’)

La Culture: Julie Manet, Vivian Maier and More Art in Paris

Sylvia Edwards Davis picks a treasure trove of not-to-miss events in the French capital Ode to a Muse The Musée Marmottan Monet is hosting the first exhibition ever dedicated to Julie Manet, the only daughter of...
Thanks to Airelles, you can, for the first time ever, stay at the Chateau de Versailles

Where to Stay and Eat Outside of Paris

Our choice of fabulous hotels and restaurants in the region around Paris. Related article: Day Trips from Paris: From Champagne Country to Artist Villages Accommodation Airelles Le Grand Contrôle, Château de Versailles Airelles has made history by opening...
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Day Trips from Paris: Champagne Country, Artist Villages and More

Just a stone’s throw from the City of Light, you will find fine art, world-class food and historic buildings to rival the capital itself – plus more besides, says Chloe Govan. Strolling through the palatial...
An aerial view of Antibes

Dream in Shades of Blue: Antibes on the French Riviera

One stylish city with three contrasting faces. Gillian Thornton explores Antibes Juan-les-Pins and the peninsula of Cap d’Antibes. France has always held its artists in high esteem, frequently reproducing famous paintings on the spots where...

Dream Trips: Explore Dordogne with SLL Perigord Travel

There’s something about Perigord that keeps visitors coming back again and again. A historic province that roughly comprises the Dordogne department, Perigord casts an undeniable spell. Maybe it’s the medieval villages and hilltop castles,...
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Buried Treasure: An Alternative Look at the Loire Valley

Chloe Govan discovers there’s more to the region than royal residences, delving deeper underground to explore the cave culture the tourist brochures don’t tell you about. Sun King Louis XIV’s voracious appetite knew no bounds....
A lakeside view of the castle at Yvoire

Enchanting Yvoire on the Shores of Lac Léman

In Haute-Savoie on the shores of the majestic Lac Léman (Lake Geneva), Jan Mitchell discovers the charms of one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages, where time seems to stand still. As the magnificent Belle-Époque paddle-steamer...
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Parisian Walkways: Rue Cadet in the 9th Arrondissement

It started life as a market garden and today is a secret haven for gourmands. Jeffrey T Iverson takes a stroll along Rue Cadet where he finds food, wine and history to whet the...
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La Culture: Botticelli, Georgia O’Keeffe in Paris

Culture correspondent Sylvia Edwards Davis picks a selection of top exhibitions at Paris museums this season. Botticelli as Boss Early Renaissance painter Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, known as Sandro Botticelli, excelled in all aspects...