The Road Less Travelled: A Modern Pilgrimage in France

Jennifer Ladonne follows in the footsteps of Mary Magdalene, and the millions of pilgrims who followed Under the dappled Provençal sunshine filtering through a thick canopy of beech trees, my pilgrimage buddy and I make...

Four Favourite UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France

France is rife with protected landscapes and monuments. Here are four of our favourite UNESCO-listed wonders MONT PERDU Straddling the border between France and Spain, the Pyrénées’ Mont Perdu is filled with meadows, canyons and cirques...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Paul Bert in the 11th Arrondissement

From the epicentre of the Revolution to a centre for epicurean revolution, this lively Parisian street has just one thing on the menu: quality. Jeffrey T Iverson stops by for a taste... When you ascend...

10 Reasons to Visit Sélestat in North-East France

Sélestat, in its beautiful setting between the Ried and the Piémont des Vosges, boasts more than a thousand years of history, not to mention an enviable cultural scene and natural environment... 1. CENTRAL LOCATION Various places...

Top Four Favourite Villages in France

Every year, France 3 TV network holds a public vote on the Village préféré des Français. Here are the most recent winners... HUNSPACH (2020) In contrast to the bright colours of its neighbours on the Upper...

Hidden Gems of the Provence Coastline Unearthed

Jennifer Ladonne breaks away from the tourist trail and finds some unspoilt beauties along the French Riviera Provence is a many splendoured thing, and one of its many great splendours is its coastline. Stretching from...

Where to Stay and Eat in Vaucluse

Our selection of the best accommodation and dining in the département Related articles: Vaucluse, The Beating Heart of Provence What to See and Do in Vaucluse 12 Villages to Visit in Vaucluse TO STAY & EAT AVIGNON La Mirande This historic...

12 Villages to Visit in Vaucluse

Bustling markets, medieval squares and spectacular views await you in this most beautiful corner of France Related articles: Vaucluse, The Beating Heart of Provence What to See and Do in Vaucluse APT This old Roman town’s Sunday market...

Château de Valençay: The Most Picturesque Park and Princely Palace

The French novelist George Sand noted that “no king has owned a more picturesque park.” While no king owned Château de Valençay, one of its famous owners was indeed a prince. Situated on 53 hectares...

Out and About in Clermont-Ferrand

Gateway to the Massif Central and strategically situated in the centre of France, the historic capital of Auvergne makes a good base for exploring the villages. Originally it was two separate towns. On the top...