Peak Prices in Chamonix

Chamonix has been a favorite European ski destination since the early 20th century.

Fashion Innovation: The “Made in Paris” Trend in the Capital

‘Made in Paris’ labels and eclectic concept stores are shaking up the fashion-forward French capital. Jennifer Ladonne goes on a shopping spree... ISAAC REINA Hurrying through the maze of streets at the border of the 3rd...
Chamonix-Mont Blanc

A Winter Weekend in Chamonix-Mont Blanc

Arguably, the grand dame of all French ski towns is Chamonix-Mont Blanc. As its name implies, the Alps’ tallest peak keeps an ever-watchful eye over the picturesque Chamonix Valley. Home to the first Winter...

A Complete Guide to Burgundy: Venture Beyond the Vineyards

Though famed for its incomparable vintages and world-class gastronomy, there is more to Burgundy than food and wine as Sylvia Edwards Davis discovers... Burgundy is perhaps best known for its excellent gastronomy and world-class wines,...
Balzacs coffee pot

A Cup of the Strong Stuff: Honoré de Balzac’s Coffee Habit

The prolific author’s 50-cup a day caffeine habit fuelled night-long writing jags It’s no wonder Honoré de Balzac was so prolific, publishing scores of novels in his lifetime as well as countless novellas, plays and...

The Paris Motor Show: The Hottest Event on the Car Lover’s Calendar

The Paris Motor Show is the hottest event on the car lover’s calendar. The Paris Motor Show or Le Mondial de l’Automobile is a major international auto show held every other year at the Parc des...

City Focus: Marseille, France’s Second City

France’s second city is enjoying a resurgence, attracting visitors away from Provence’s more traditional tourist spots with its combination of arts, music, cuisine, architecture, shopping and edgy culture, says Dominic Bliss "I see Armenians, Comorians,...
Pont du Gard

A Whistle Stop Tour of the Gard

Follow in the footsteps of the Romans and medieval pilgrims who once traversed this glorious landscape, from its rugged gorges and verdant pastures to the windswept wilds of the Camargue. HEART OF HERITAGE UNESCO World Heritage...