Exploring Cognac Country

Take a trip to the pretty town of Cognac to learn about the fine French spirit.

Reviewed: Taschen’s Paris

A gorgeous coffee table book that's all about the dream.

My Life in Paris: Flying Frenchman

Barbie sent me, is what I tell the sales associate in accessories at Galeries Lafayette. Searching for the perfect headpiece for a fundraiser gala, I consider each confection by Alexandre de Paris – the...

New in Paris: The Eiffel Tower’s Glass Floor

On Monday, October 6 Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo inaugurated the newly renovated premier étage of the Eiffel Tower. Suspended 57 metres above the ground, the first floor used to be overlooked by tourists, but...

Eco Threads: French Clothing Brand FAGUO Plants Trees

There's nothing quite like splashing out on new apparel and saving the planet at the same time. With French clothing brand FAGUO, that's precisely what's on the table. Having celebrated their 10th year in...

The Road Less Travelled: A Modern Pilgrimage in France

Jennifer Ladonne follows in the footsteps of Mary Magdalene, and the millions of pilgrims who followed Under the dappled Provençal sunshine filtering through a thick canopy of beech trees, my pilgrimage buddy and I make...

The Towns of the Drôme Provençale

The Drôme Provençale’s extraordinary wealth is in its authentic, unspoiled natural beauty, from breathtaking peaks, rivers and gorges to gentle, rolling countryside, all interspersed with charming villages. This is a place to relax, sample the local...

Marie-Antoinette’s Secret Versailles Hideaway (Re)opens its Doors

Left to rack and ruin for the best part of two centuries, the Maison de la Reine, Marie Antoinette’s country retreat on the fringes of the Château de Versailles, has finally been restored to...
Le Barbe à Papa, Paris

Parisian Walkways: Rue Condorcet in South Pigalle

South Pigalle is the new go-to neighbourhood of Paris. Endearingly dubbed ‘SoPi’ by the foreign press (though the name has never really caught on with the locals), the area has seen slews of new boutiques, bars and restaurants set up...

Flying High in Paris and Cannes

In news that no doubt sent shivers down the spines of apartment hunters in Paris, rental prices in the city this year were tagged as the most expensive in the world. Paris leapfrogged ahead of...