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,...

Top 5 Destinations in Midi-Pyrenees

If you’re planning a holiday to the fabulous Midi-Pyrenees region of France, here are our top 5 destinations for an unforgettable holiday in France. 1. Rocamadour Rocamadour is a pretty village, dramatically built into the...

Cradle of the Renaissance: A Celebration in the Loire Valley

As the Loire Valley prepares to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance, with the Viva Leonardo da Vinci! festival, Gillian Thornton immerses herself in the region's iconic châteaux, where half a millennium ago...

The Lot-et-Garonne: One of the Best Kept Secrets in France

The Lot-et-Garonne department in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region of Southwest France has been described as "the France that you always hoped existed but could never quite find". It's idyllic; a paradise. I looked over at...

48 Hours in Deauville, the Elegant Seaside Resort

Just two and a half hours from Paris by train, which depart several times a day from Gare Saint-Lazare, Deauville is the destination of choice for many well-heeled Parisians looking for a quick weekend...

Sancerre, Not Just a Pretty Wine: A Photo Tour

If the name “Sancerre” springs forth visions of crisp white wine, dripping with minerality and dancing on your taste buds, then you are in for a treat. This luscious wine from Sauvignon Blanc grapes...

La Condesa Restaurant in Paris: An Invitation to Travel

Recently awarded a Michelin star, La Condesa, an intimate restaurant in Paris’s 9th arrondissement, is a true gem. Opened two years ago, La Condesa is named after the neighbourhood in Mexico City where Chef/Owner...

Three Generation Holidays in France

If you’re thinking of taking a three generation holiday, France is the ideal destination with a huge range of attractions and activities available for all ages. Many French holiday gites and villas have flexible living...

Technology Makes Us Better Travellers: Dispatch from Mobile World Congress

There’s a theory to disconnect from mobile devices when travelling to allow a rest from work distractions, but there are ways to stay connected that make travelling easier and smarter. In fact, technology makes...

Exclusive Excerpt from Clotilde Dusoulier’s Tasting Paris

Ready to master the classics and cook like a bona fide Parisien(ne)? Clotilde Dusoulier’s easy as tarte recipes will put a welcome French twist on your next dinner party. Excerpted, with permission of publisher...