The Gare de Nice

Brand Spanking New: The Gare de Nice Gets a Makeover

If you’ve travelled to or from Nice on the train, you may remember the train station there as a rather dismal and somewhat confusing place. People crowding together to get through to the platforms,...

We’ll Always Have Provence: A Tour to Remember in the South of France

Lanie Goodman ventures off the beaten path with France Today Travels... There is the first time we go abroad, and the first time we go to Provence,” wrote British journalist and critic Cyril Connolly in...
Cochem

Germany, Luxembourg and France: Cycling and Barging on the Moselle River

The countryside on both banks of the Moselle is splendid, the cool wines taste deliciously, the picturesque little towns have rich histories and the conditions for cycling are excellent indeed. You follow the river...
canoeing in the Dordogne

Things to See and Do in the Dordogne

Canoeing The Dordogne is France’s leading département for recreational canoeing, whatever your age or ability. Visitors can explore the delightful valleys of the Dordogne, Vézère, Isle and Dronne from spring right the way through to the autumn. Cycling Hire bikes and follow cycling...

10 Reasons to Visit Nice

1. Pushing the boat out Choose from whale watching rides, tours that take in celebrity homes, trips from Cannes to the Lerin Islands: Île de Sainte Marguerite (where the ‘Man in the Iron Mask’ was incarcerated)...

La Culture: 5 Must-See Art Exhibitions in France This Spring

Mark your calendars for these unmissable rendezvous with art, history, beauty, and incalculable riches. Mary Cassatt, An American Impressionist in Paris Accomplished portrait artist Mary Cassatt lived nearly 60 years in France. The first retrospective in...

Gourmet Trail in Paris: Brewers’ Fayre

Of late, you cannot venture into the bowels of the capital without stumbling smack bang into a new microbrewery. Just follow the tell-tale whiffs of smoky hops and you can be sure to find a hipster-type...

Free Download from France Today Travels: Special Collection of Provence Articles

At France Today we’ve always had a lot to say about Provence. And yet after thirty-two years writing about France, and with literally hundreds of years collective experience between us we still find ourselves...

Hidden Parks of Paris: The Jardin de la Vallée Suisse

The Swiss Valley (La Vallée Suisse) It is a hideout. A stream crumbles down the rocks. A wooden footbridge passes overhead. Archways made of stone with overgrown ivy reveal a sinuous passage to a pond...
Carcassonne

Exclusive Book Excerpt: The Spirit of Languedoc-Roussillon

The area of Languedoc-Roussillon maintains its proud tradition of resistance against northern authority. No other region, except Brittany, was as quick to resist central (Parisian) governmental directives. In the Middle Ages it was, along with Midi-Pyrénées, the heartland of...