Following the Heart: Synchronicities along the Way

A few days after the terrorist attacks at the Bataclan I was sitting in Paris outside Shakespeare and Company, lifting my plummeting sugar levels with a wholly forgettable slice of pumpkin pie bought from...

Cool Spas on the Côte d’Azur

It may be gilding the lily to create splendid spas on the deep blue Mediterranean coast, but the sybaritic south offers a wealth of wonderful places where you can relax, renew and restore your...

Painting the Town Rouge

The Moulin Rouge has been providing a glittering extravaganza of feathers, rhinestones and scarcely-clad showgirls since 1889.

Read the Signs: Allée Sonia Rykiel in Paris

The iconic designer was immortalised in 2018 With her unmistakable hairstyle, Sonia Rykiel was a legend in France, an iconic fashion designer whose name was synonymous with knits, sequins and elongated silhouettes. Through her demodé philosophy,...

5 Ways to Discover Vercors, Home to France’s Largest Nature Reserve

Home to the largest nature reserve in France, the Vercors's dramatic rockscape and patchwork of rugged valleys are ripe to be explored on foot or by bike – unless you fancy a canter? HIT THE...

Skiing in August: Sept Jours, Deux Alpes

Skiing in August is not an activity open to most Europeans, but there is one place you can go – and Dominic Bliss took his family there. I've just learned a new French phrase: l'épaule...

French Catalonia: What to Do and Where to Stay in Collioure

Not far from the coast with Spain, this magical Mediterranean coast is relatively undeveloped.

Animal Kingdom: Deyrolle and Taxidermy Shops in Paris

Deyrolle may be the reigning queen of taxidermy, but it’s not the only place to discover a glorious array of preserved wildlife in Paris, says Jennifer Ladonne Anyone who’s been to Deyrolle, Paris’s great cabinet...

Private Cab Transfert: Taxi Service for Paris, Disneyland, and Beyond

Need a taxi transfer in Paris? Bewildered by all the options? Go with the trusted experts at Private Cab Transfert—a reliable taxi company with friendly, experienced, bilingual drivers. Registered and approved by the French Transport...

Do it Yourself in Burgundy

Watching tutorials are fine, but nothing beats getting stuck in with your own two hands. Here are a few activities which will turn you into a proper Burgundian. Make your own wine barrel Following an introduction...