My Life in Paris: Going Down in Style

After a close call, Theadora Brack goes the shelter-chic route and plumps for trendy bolsters I'm at Fran’s place, watching her cat while she’s away, and have just settled in for the evening when the...

Paris Restaurants: Le Train Bleu in the Gare de Lyon

One of the most magnificent restaurants in the world has been bedevilling me ever since I first dared the walk through the doorway (with a rucksack!) for a coffee, when I was doing a...

Remembering Balzac on the 220th Anniversary of his Birth

Debtor, caffeine addict and prolific writer, Honoré de Balzac has been all but forgotten by his beloved hometown of Tours. On the 220th anniversary of his birth, Marion Sauvebois joins the quest to put...

Four Rooms with a View of the Jura Mountains

You never tire of the landscapes of the Jura Mountains. There are some days when you’d like to stay out and not have to go home and lock yourself indoors. To compensate, here is...

Notre-Dame Cathedral: What a Difference a Day Makes

Following the devastating fire at Notre-Dame, France Today contributor Caroline Harrap recalls her visit to the cathedral just the evening before – when she paused to enjoy the picturesque view through the spring blossom What...

Fantastic Landscapes of the Jura Mountains

Don’t be fooled by appearances... despite the peacefulness, these mountains have an impetuous and unpredictable character: steep rocks, wild water features and steephead valleys... the Jura Mountains have many surprises in store! 1. ROCKS NIBBLED...

10 Reasons to Visit Tours, the Gateway to the Loire Valley

The gateway to the Loire Valley, Tours is far more than a mere stopover on the châteaux trail. With a flurry of world-class attractions and a dreamy Old Town to boot, it is a...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Sainte-Anne

Just west of the Palais Royal, stretching northwards from the 1st arrondissement into the 2nd, Jeffrey T Iverson discovers a street where globalisation has a positively benign face... Critics such as the historian Andrew Hussey,...

10 Reasons to Spend the Summer in the Jura Mountains

Here is a brief overview of the main reasons why you should book your summer holiday in the Jura Mountains. You won’t regret it! 1. DID YOUR CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY FALL THROUGH? Don’t worry – water in...

Great Destinations in France: A Guiding Light to Brittany

Brittany is the first port of call for thousands of visitors each year, yet many continue their journeys without a second glance. However, Stephen Davy-Osborne finds the region’s rugged scenery and dramatic seascapes are...