Divine Restoration: Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Oldest Church in Paris

Halfway through a major five-year restoration, the Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés – the oldest church in Paris – is emerging phoenix-like from its time-worn gloom. Jennifer Ladonne investigates No neighbourhood in Paris captures the imagination like Saint-Germain-des-Prés....

Spotlight on Caravaggio in Paris

Charting Caravaggio’s career from the early days apprenticing in Rome’s most prestigious workshops to his tumultuous relationships with his contemporaries, ‘Caravaggio’s Roman Period’ will offer a rare glimpse of the man behind the art. More...

Great Wine Destinations: Alsace, Triumph over Adversity

The region of France with the most tumultuous history is also that which produces some of its very best wines. Jeffrey T Iverson heads east Most oenophiles agree that complexity is the sine qua non...

Read the Signs: Rue Crémieux in Paris

Possibly one of the most Instagrammed spots in Paris, the colourful Rue Crémieux, with its rainbow of pastel-hued townhouses is the French capital’s answer to Notting Hill. This charming little street in the 12th...

Where Stars Slumber: A Duo of Barrière Hotels

In search of ultimate luxury, Marion Sauvebois tests the (spa) waters at the freshly-renovated Le Fouquet's in Paris and Le Normandy in Deauville and uncovers the sister hotels' star-studded past I could just picture the...

Parisian Walkways: Rue du Nil in the 2nd Arrondissement

This was once the gateway to Paris’s most notorious slum, then part of its textile industry. Now it is a forward-thinking foodie heaven. Jeffrey T Iverson visits rue du Nil... When, in 2009, chef Grégory...

12 Châteaux You Must Visit in Bordeaux Wine Country

You can’t move in Gironde without coming face to face with a château. Here is a selection of a few worth visiting Related article: Great French Destinations, Raise a Glass to Gironde CHÂTEAU LA CROIZILLE La Croizille...

Tips for Planning the Timing of your Holiday in France

France is a fantastic place, the most visited country in the world. I am an American but have been living in France and working for a large French company for the last 12 years...

Nausicaá and the Beating Heart of Boulonnais

Making a beeline for Nausicaá, Boulogne’s aquatic showstopper, Rhiannon Rees ends up discovering a deeply historic area tied to Britain and the sea To some, Boulonnais is a mark on the map, a vague belt...

My Life in Paris: Totes, Crests and… Balls!

Columnist Theadora Brack has a Catherine de’ Medici moment in a Paris department store Thanks to a pair of new patent-leather bluchers with waffled, tri-coloured wedges, blisters are on my mind and my mind is...