Words and Photos for a Devastated Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

A devastating fire broke out in Notre-Dame cathedral on Monday night, and the world watched in horror as this iconic city monument burned. Thankfully Paris's brave firefighters were able to extinguish the flames late...

Read the Signs: Rue Cler in Paris

An epicurean street and a soldier’s demise This bustling street in the swish Gros-Caillou neighbourhood of the 7th arrondissement is one of the best foodie streets in Paris. Celebrated American cook and author Julia Child...

Slow Village: A New Kind of Holiday Resort on Lake Biscarrosse

Welcome to Slow Village, the first eco-friendly village in France. Located an hour from Bordeaux on the shores of Lake Biscarrosse, it is a stone’s throw from the ocean and the Dune du Pilat,...

Paris Restaurants: Astair in the Passage des Panoramas

The Passage des Panoramas, a covered arcade that opened in 1799 in the heart of Paris, was fashionable for a generation, then became the locale of stationers, printers and stamp merchants. Recently, these businesses...

A Fallen Nobleman: Following the Footsteps of the Marquis de Sade in France

Chloe Govan discovers the dark heart of the Marquis de Sade, tracing his footsteps through Paris, Provence and an infamous fortress christened the Bastille of the Alps Nestled in the majestic foothills of the Savoie...

To the Moon and Back at the Grand Palais in Paris

Fifty years since man first set foot on the moon, The Grand Palais will celebrate the milestone with a bumper exhibition, exploring our enduring fascination with the celestial body. Divided into five distinct sections, it...

Six surprising reasons to visit the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is a big draw for visitors with most coming in search of the magnificent A-List châteaux. Given their sumptuous settings, flamboyant designs, stunning gardens and colourful history, it’s no surprise. But there...

10 Reasons to Visit France By River Cruise

1. Explore the ‘must see’ cities around the country: Historically, rivers were used for inland transit, and cities blossomed along these routes. This means the most important cities were located on the major...

5 Reasons to Visit Château Du Clos Lucé

In the heart of the Loire Valley in Amboise lies the Château du Clos Lucé, the last residence (from 1516 – 1519) of Leonardo da Vinci. Step inside and meet one of the greatest...

City Focus: Marseille, France’s Second City

France’s second city is enjoying a resurgence, attracting visitors away from Provence’s more traditional tourist spots with its combination of arts, music, cuisine, architecture, shopping and edgy culture, says Dominic Bliss "I see Armenians, Comorians,...