My France Favourites: An Interview with The Podolls

The San Francisco-based design duo find inspiration in France for their clothing line.

Clover: The Latest Paris Restaurant from Chef Jean-François Piège

After chef Jean-François Piège and his wife Elodie shrewdly noticed that Saint-Germain-des-Prés was missing a contemporary beau monde canteen, the couple scouted the neighbourhood for a suitable restaurant space. “We decided we wanted to do...

Visit Aisne: A Green Gem Steeped in History

With a history spanning 1,000 years, culture galore and a fascinating Remembrance trail to boot, Aisne is worth a visit. Located just 1 hour from Paris and Lille, and only 4 hours from London,...
Le Petit Trianon

5 Reasons to Visit the Château de Versailles, Europe’s Grandest Palace

King Louis XIV’s Grand Apartments, Chamber & the Galerie des Glaces Seven rooms make up The Sun King’s ‘Grand Apartments’ and, as you progress from one to the next, your jaw will drop ever lower at their opulence. The...

Notre-Dame de Paris Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before

With an average of 35,000 people passing through her doors every day, Notre-Dame de Paris is one of Europe’s most visited monuments. The landmark cathedral on the Île de la Cité, which survived the...

Gardens, Grapes and Gastronomy: A Trip to Bourges and the Berry

Whatever age you live in and whatever your line of work, it rarely pays to upstage the boss. Ask anyone in Bourges, third largest town in the Centre region and a great base for exploring the south-east corner of the ancient...

Remembrance Tourism in Northern France

1. Notre-Dame-de-Lorette International Memorial Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, the hill at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, is the location of the world’s largest French military cemetery. Some 20,000 graves stand side by side, perfectly aligned across the plateau. The same site also features...

Book Reviews: Paris, Portrait of a City

Ever since Daguerre snapped the very first photograph on the banks of the Seine, the City of Light’s intrinsic nostalgia and timeless glamour have cast their spell on generations of shutterbugs. A repository of...

Verbreuil: Shopping for Stylish Handbags in Paris

A tiny gem of a boutique just off the Jardin du Luxembourg.

The Silver Lining: The Simple Pleasures of Travel in France

Anticipating our trip to France to celebrate our wedding anniversary, I had researched and reserved some elegant hotels in special places we wished to re-visit. Fortunately, we missed the railroad, airline and garbage strikes, the gasoline shortages,...