Flying High in Paris and Cannes

In news that no doubt sent shivers down the spines of apartment hunters in Paris, rental prices in the city this year were tagged as the most expensive in the world. Paris leapfrogged ahead of...

France’s 10 Best Beaches

1. La Grande Plage, Biarritz It’s no wonder that Biarritz rhymes with glitz. Souvenirs of its illustrious history remain in the Art Deco and Belle Époque architecture which lines La Grande Plage, its largest, chicest beach....

Evenings Out in Paris: Au Lapin Agile

This tiny cabaret in the heart of Montmartre has been around since 1860.

Parisian Walkways: Palais-Royal Gardens

The serene Palais-Royal gardens remain one of Paris’s great discoveries. Hidden from view in the city centre, just behind the Louvre and the bustling Rue Saint-Honoré, the hushed arcades and sleepy gardens are like...

B&Bs Outside Paris

Longing to get away from the city for a brief excursion à la campagne? No need to travel far to find forest walks, country produce and cozy fireside evenings. Just outside Paris, Gîtes de...

Unmissable Art Exhibition: MoMA Rolls into Paris

The Fondation Louis Vuitton is welcoming the New York Museum of Modern Art’s unrivalled collection this autumn. Showcasing more than 200 masterpieces signed Warhol, Cézanne, Klimt, Magritte and Picasso, as well as lesser-known but...
Romeo and Juliette in Paris

Romeo and Juliet at the Opéra Bastille

“In fair Verona, where we lay our scene...” William Shakespeare’s legendary tale of star-crossed lovers will be transported to the French capital this spring. Romeo and Juliet, one of the Bard’s most performed plays, was...

The Riviera’s Gardens and Parks: Best Botanical Sites on the Mediterranean Coast

The French Riviera is a garden-lover’s paradise, a sun-soaked horticultural heaven lined on its southern edge by the twinkling Mediterranean. From Antibes to Cagnes-sur-Mer, Gourdon to Grasse and Nice to Beaulieu there are some 80 gardens and parks open to...