Great Destinations: Bordeaux Wine Country

With the wonderful new Cité du Vin to lead the way, there’s a new sense of fun and openness about the Bordeaux wine region. The châteaux doors are opening to the public, the terroirs and appellations are...
Château de Bussy-Rabutin

La Vie de Château: The Châteaux of Burgundy

Banished courtiers, murderers, bloody battles and scandalous literature... the châteaux of Burgundy have seen it all. Stephen Davy-Osborne sets off on a journey into a rather colourful past It’s widely accepted that you don’t visit...

A Guide to the Villages of the Luberon

When we think of Provence, chances are we're thinking of the Luberon. This historic region between Aix-en-Provence and Avignon is perhaps the most beautiful in France, with rolling hills streaked with lavender and medieval villages...

Provence Travel: Why is Roussillon “Red”? Fact and Fable

The French commune of Roussillon is located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, roughly midway between Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. It is in the heart of one of the biggest ochre deposits in the world–one that extends from...

Action in the Aude

News that a quiet village in the south of France is the only place that will be saved when the world allegedly comes to an end on December 21, 2012 is playing havoc with...

Glamping in France: A Limousin Case Study

New craze, 'glamorous camping', is introduced to France in serious style. Graham and Paula Grant moved from the Isle of Islay to the rural Limousin in 2004, to set up their home and 240 acre...

City Focus: Chartres, Gateway to the Loire Valley

Northern gateway to the Loire Valley, Chartres offers plenty of surprises, both day and night. Gillian Thornton explores Walk through the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres on a sunny day and if you’re lucky, you’ll catch...

Now Open in the Marais District: Lafayette Anticipations

On March 10, the forward-looking Lafayette Anticipations art centre opened its doors in the Marais district of Paris. A much-talked-about project of the Galeries Lafayette Foundation, the art space set the tone with the...

French City Discovery: Nantes

Creative innovation in France's artiest city...
Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Amiens

Short Breaks in Picardy: Top 5 Attractions in Amiens

Located in the heart of Picardy, historic Amiens has everything for the short breaker – olde-worlde ambience and a modern spirit, plus cultural attractions in abundance. Don't miss these five spots. CATHÉDRAL NOTRE-DAME Perhaps the prize attraction for...