Neolithic Brittany: The Mystery of the Megaliths

Dolmens, Tumulus, Cairns and Menhirs Humans have occupied Armorica since the Palaeolithic era. Living originally as hunter gatherers, the population became settled in the Neolithic period (around 4500 BC), gradually mastering the techniques of raising...

Vienne Guide

France Today takes a tour around this department Giants of the Sky Anyone visiting the Poitou-Charentes département of Vienne for the first time should be aware that many of its ample assets – the rustic and the...

Very Vendée!

France Today takes a tour around this department Marais Boat trip Visualise a piece of France fringed on one side by huge licks of perfect yellow beach and enough sailing opportunities to make Ellen MacArthur blush. Offshore...

Yonne Guide

French Magazine takes a tour around this department The roll-call of Yonne’s most important tourist destinations must make some other départements turn green as a Burgundian vine leaf with envy: Auxerre, Chablis, Joigny, Tonnerre, Vézélay,...

Sarthe guide

France Today takes a tour around this department Ceneri le Gerei They say variety is the spice of life, and if so, life in the Sarthe département of the Pays de la Loire can claim to be...

Calvados Guide: The Normandy Coast

France Today takes a tour around this department Deauville PlageWith so many contrasting landscapes, exploring the Calvados département in Normandy is like flicking through a glossy nature book. The northern coastline is rugged and beautiful,...

Gers guide

French Magazine takes a tour around this department Dovecot in GasconyDépartement 32 isn’t the most well known of French destinations, and even in France it is probably not known for much more than playing host...

Alpes-Maritime guide: Nice, Grasse and The Côte d’Azur

France Today takes a tour around this department MentonShamelessly appropriating a popular marketing slogan to sum up the Alpes-Maritimes département – which encompasses both the sweeping hillsides heading up to the Alps and the sun-trapped coastal...

Charente Maritime guide

France Today takes a tour around this department La Rochelle MarinaThe introduction of regular low-cost flights to La Rochelle has proved a popular move and the extension to a year-round service says a great deal about...

Ardèche guide

France Today takes a tour around this department Pont d’Arc When you need to recharge your batteries, look no further than the unspoilt Ardèche countryside. This picturesque, lush and wild département in central-southern France is a...