7 reasons to explore France off the beaten track

France might be the world’s most popular tourist destination. But the focus of all this attention is mostly clustered around the usual suspects: flirtatious Paris, the picture postcard Alps, the smouldering Riviera and the...

Paris Restaurants: Le Taillevent, Gastronomic Excellence in the 8th

Named after Taillevent, a 14th-century chef and cookbook author whose real name was Guillaume Tirel, this exquisite restaurant on the quiet rue Lamennais has been an exemplar of Gallic elegance ever since it opened...

Explore La Manche, a Beautiful Corner of Normandy

Hands up if you've ever left one of France’s Channel ferry ports and driven on without stopping to discover this area. Rachel Ifans pulls over and finds plenty to see and do in this...

10 Reasons to Visit Lyon

Hailed as France’s ‘Capital of Gastronomy’ and blessed with a raft of historic landmarks and Roman sites, the birthplace of cinema has plenty to satisfy both rumbling tummies and hungry minds... B IS FOR BOUCHONS Unique...

Restaurants in Paris: Jòia by Chef Hélène Darroze

Well-known to both Londoners and Parisians for her restaurants at The Connaught Hotel and on the Left Bank respectively, French chef Hélène Darroze has just opened one of the most appealing new eateries to...

French Holiday Inspirations Magazine Returns for 2019

Ready for a jolly (and slightly wacky) old time in La Belle France? Pack the party poppers: the Hexagon is all set for a bumper year of celebrations in 2019. With the 500th anniversary...

My Life in Paris: Because She Cancan

Theadora Brack whips out her feather boa and shimmies off to the Moulin Rouge By now I know the drill. After presenting my press credentials, the security bouncers spin me down the Moulin Rouge’s red-carpeted...

Life is a Cabaret: Discover the World of Parisian Cabaret

Welcome to the world of Parisian cabaret. From political satire to feminist empowerment, Chloe Govan explains why this centuries-old art form, as sparklingly sexy as it may be, is very much ahead of the...

10 Reasons to Visit Vercors, an Outdoor Enthusiast’s Dream

This mountainous massif in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Discover its many peaks and plateaux, hiking trails, cycle paths and paradisiacal nature reserve... MONT AIGUILLE An isolated body of limestone, spectacularly flat and rectangular, this...

A Quest for “Black Diamonds” at Lalbenque Truffle Market in Quercy

Opening day at the Lalbenque truffle market in Quercy: On a cool December early afternoon, truffle sellers in their farming clothes, buyers in their city clothes and members of a Truffle Brotherhood adorned in...