Driving to the Corniche des Cévennes

Author Rick Lee runs a writing course in the Cévennes. Here, he writes a short story on an experience in France – similar to what you could write if attending his autumn writing course. 'One...
Michelin maps and guides

Chart Your Trip Across France with Michelin

In France, people often say, everything ends up as a song. In the 1950s, while Edith Piaf was warbling about the skies of Paris, Charles Trenet was merrily singing the praises of the Nationale...

Driving in France: The Magic of Tree-Lined Roads

Off the autoroutes, driving through the French countryside, one is bound to encounter a tree-lined road with branches and leaves creating a tunnel effect with an overhead canopy. Whether you're travelling by car or...

The French Road Trip: The Best Drives in the South of France

Adventure-minded travellers can indulge in a fabulous road trip with gorgeous scenery, cuisine, and culture.
The village square in Cotignac

Picturesque Provence: A Riviera Day Trip to the Village of Cotignac

Cotignac is a worthwhile day trip into the Provençal hills from the Côte d'Azur. Situated about 20 kilometers north of Brignoles off the A8 autoroute through rural terrain, Cotignac is in the Var department....

Touring Languedoc-Roussillon in a classic car

Opening scene… She was waiting for me on the quayside at Sète, sitting pretty in the late Spring sunshine, alongside the sparkling waters of the Canal Royale. I admit that I was nervous – finally, a date with an...

Take a Quiz: 10 Classic French Cars

Test your knowledge of the Hexagone's most iconic vehicles.

See France differently: unusual travel ideas

10 unusual ways to travel in France… 1. Hit the road Do you dream of cruising through the south of France in the utmost style, getting a taste of celebrity status while motoring through the vineyards and...

Itineraries for your Dordogne Holiday

Starting point: Brantome, nicknamed the ‘Green Venice of the Périgord’ in The Green Périgord Upstream detour Head towards Villars to visit the Chateau of Puyguilhem, which is comparable to the châteaux of the Loire valley in...

Autolib’

After Velib short-term rental bikes, Paris is about to try the same system with electric cars.