Saint-Tropez: All-Season Seacoast

Off-season Saint-Tropez is surprisingly calm, making it easy to understand what attracted crowds in the first place.

Parisian Walkways: Passage Jouffroy, the Historic Covered Shopping Arcade

It is, and always has been, one of the most popular covered arcades in the French capital. Jeffrey T Iverson meets the people who give the Passage Jouffroy its unique air Stepping into one of...

“Wwoofing” Kismet in the Cevennes Mountains of Southern France 

When my partner and I cast our proverbial net across the French farms listed on, fate intervened by matching us with just the right one: Le Lauzas, located in the Cevennes mountains of...
road sign to a memorial in the Gers

Hidden France: Memories of the Resistance in the Gers

More often than not I’ve found that detours can enrich our journeys, altering us in unexpected ways. I often take the roads less travelled, choosing the unpredictable instead of being tethered to a map. Such was the result recently after...

From Barbizon to Giverny: Artist Villages Near Paris

Visit the places which inspired the likes of Millet, Monet and Van Gogh.

Travel Tips: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Avios

See how far your AirMiles can take you... and reduce your carbon emissions, to boot!
The Gallery of the Maison La Roche

Le Corbusier Foundation: A Must-Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site in Paris

Did you know that in Paris it’s possible to visit a Le Corbusier building, newly classified in 2016 as a UNESCO World Heritage site? Tucked away among the golden 19th century facades of the tony...

Shopping in Paris: Anthropologie Opens at BHV Marais

The beloved American brand has arrived on the Continent.
AG Les Halles, Paris

Restaurants in Central Paris: AG Les Halles

With the arrival of Alain Ducasse’s new brasserie Champeaux in the neighbourhood this spring, Les Halles, the old market district in the heart of Paris, is in the midst of gastronomic revival. Even before Ducasse hangs out his...

Great French Destinations: Champagne and the Ardennes

"Brothers, I am drinking the stars!” declared Dom Perignon on his first sip of the sparkling wine he helped invent in the 1600s. This monk, who lived in a Benedictine monastery in the heart of the Champagne region, wasn’t the...