City Focus: Exploring Auxerre in Burgundy

An ancient city that once stood on an important Roman road, Auxerre has always benefitted from trade and is now looking forward to the future with confidence. Guy Hibbert visits the capital of the...

A Vence Vacation: Exploring the French Riviera

If you are looking for a home base to explore the French Riviera but want to escape the big-city hustle and bustle of Nice, look no further than Vence. Situated a comfortable 20-minute ride...

Restaurant Reviews: Apicius in Paris

Retooling an established restaurant with a crowd of devoted regulars is a challenge for any restaurateur, but this was especially true when it came to Apicius, a favourite power table of corporate and political...

Languedoc Roussillon: The Best Places to Visit in the South of France

Travelling to the south of France? Don't miss the sun-baked Languedoc Roussillon, an ancient region filled with culture, history, beaches, and vineyards. There's a lot to love here, but if we had to narrow...

Why Travel to Toulouse Now: Mama Shelter Opens in La Ville Rose

Toulouse is on top. With the November launch of new attraction La Halle de La Machine, marked by a 46-tonne Minotaur roaming the city’s streets, restorations currently improving the Musée des Augustins, and a...

Berthe Morisot and Édouard Manet: Painters in Paris

Berthe Morisot, one of the great Impressionists, was also the muse of Édouard Manet. The two may even have been in love – at least until she married his brother. Hazel Smith investigates. At a...

Restaurant Reviews: La Poule au Pot in Paris

In 1935, when La Poule au Pot opened in a side street near Les Halles, the French capital’s main food market, a vast, heaving complex of glass-and-cast-iron pavilions, was just down the street (it...

Internet Anywhere in France: Travel with Travel Wifi

Unfortunately finding Free WiFi in France can be harder than taking a decent selfie with Mona Lisa. You may see the word "Free Wifi" when you search for Wifi networks on your devices but...

Read the Signs: Rue des Martyrs in Paris

What's the story behind this street, the path taken by a beheaded saint? Running from Pigalle’s Église Notre-Dame-de-Lorette up to the Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre, the rue des Martyrs is rumoured to have taken its name...

Naughty and Nice: 10 Picks for Christmas Shopping in Paris

From France’s best beauty secrets and beetles that gleam like jewels to the sweetest bonbons and mustard on tap, Lindsey Johnstone finds there’s nowhere better than Paris to fill that Christmas stocking with some...