Enjoying the High Life on the Northern Coast

Dominic Bliss explores France’s northern coast, a glorious region of rolling coastal cliffs and vast sandy beaches, awash with history and gastronomy There are still dead bodies deep beneath the beach at Zuydcoote. When the...

Our Favourite Things in France: Armchair Travel to the Hexagon

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe and many of us are in quarantine, we reached out to our contributors to share some of their France favourites. So that even if you're stuck at...

Manche

France Today takes a tour around this department Before deploying adjectives and gushing superlatives to evoke the many-splendoured appeal of La Manche – the hunk of land that sticks out of Lower Normandy towards Britain like...

Restaurants in Paris: Gaya by Chef Pierre Gagnaire

For many years, La Ferme Saint-Simon was a clubby restaurant with a faux-rustic auberge décor and favoured by politicians, antiques dealers and gallery owners from the neighbourhood, and the occasional celebrity. It had a...

Bassin d’Arcachon: Insider Travel Recommendations for a Beautiful Escape

If you’re looking for your next seaside retreat, plan a unique long weekend in the South-West of France in the spring or the summer. The Bassin d’Arcachon is one of the most beautiful regions...

Restaurants in Paris: Comice in the 16th Arrondissement

In my experience of Paris restaurants, it’s rare to find a place that works just as well for a meal out with friends or in a tête-à-tête as it does for a business meal,...

Astonishing Albi

Bricks and artistry form an integral part of Albi, the pink city on the banks of the River Tarn.

Pagnol’s Provençal World

Several years ago, I visited Aubagne near Marseille to research a Christmas piece about the Santons de Provence, the city’s age-old tradition of crafting festive clay figurines known as ‘little saints’. While in Aubagne,...

48 Hours in the Aube

Between the lakes and the vineyards... Top tips for how best to spend a weekend in Champagne country, from the medieval city of Troyes and the Côte des Bar vineyards to the Orient Forest and...
Le Moulin de la Galette

Restaurants in Montmartre: Le Moulin de la Galette

Montmartre may be one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Paris, but this affection hasn’t always translated to good eating for visitors. Now, though, one of the most famous restaurants in the area, the charming old 17th-century windmill...