Last Chance: Catch these Museum Exhibitions in Paris

HELENA RUBINSTEIN Rubinstein was not only the founder of a cosmetics empire but a firm believer that beauty should go hand in hand with female emancipation. Featuring 300 exhibits from her storied art collection, 'The...

12 Villages to Visit in the Rhône Valley

This is a region rich in pretty villages that have been well-preserved through the centuries Related article: Road Trip through the Rhône Valley TAIN-L’HERMITAGE Wine and chocolate meet at this crossroads of some of the Rhône Valley’s...

Summer in France: How to Spend 48 Hours in Le Touquet

Situated by the sea just a two-hour train ride from Paris, Le Touquet makes a popular weekend destination for Parisians looking to escape the city, especially in summer. Here we round up recommendations for...

Up for Adventure: Biking and Boating in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Gill Harris discovers there's more than one way to explore the sights and delights of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté They say it’s like riding a bike. And it turns out it is – in this case, literally. After...

Restaurants in Paris: Gaya by Chef Pierre Gagnaire

For many years, La Ferme Saint-Simon was a clubby restaurant with a faux-rustic auberge décor and favoured by politicians, antiques dealers and gallery owners from the neighbourhood, and the occasional celebrity. It had a...

Monument Man: Exploring Mâcon, Birthplace of Alphonse de Lamartine

On the 150th anniversary of Alphonse de Lamartine’s death, Marion Sauvebois unspools the life of the beloved poet, national hero, abolitionist and enduring enigma, whose passing sparked a furious race for the privilege to...

Top 5 Locations in Limousin

Limousin is often overlooked as a destination in France, with many people simply driving through on their way to better known holiday spots. However if you do visit, you‘ll find miles of unspoilt natural...

Near Nice: Le Mouratoglou Resort, Complete with Europe’s Largest Tennis Academy

Looking for that special getaway in the south of France? Le Mouratoglou Resort is a 12 hectare hotel and sports complex with the largest tennis academy in Europe, a country club and four-star accommodation. Easy...

Paris Restaurant Reviews: Le Chardenoux by Chef Cyril Lignac

When chef Cyril Lignac acquired one of the loveliest old bistros in Paris several years ago, he freshened it up with an appealing menu of traditional and contemporary dishes. Now he’s completely rebooted it...

Read the Signs: Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris

The road to paradise, where dreams are lived In Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields was a paradise reserved for the immortal souls of the heroic and virtuous. The name is given to one of the...