Back to School on the Riviera: Institut de Français in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Eighty students, 19 nationalities, and 8 hours a day of intensive French language instruction – these are only a few of the factors that have drawn diplomats, politicians, and Francophiles (like me) from around...

Exploring the Magnificent Bois de Vincennes in Paris

The eastern ‘Lung of Paris’, the Bois de Vincennes is a haven for wildlife and a playground for Parisians. Jennifer Ladonne explores its manifold delights Though Paris was a major instigator (and indeed the host)...

Things to See and Do in Picardy

Must-do events for your diary, sites to explore, arts, sports and culture Related article: Picardy at Peace REMEMBRANCE For an overview of the 1914-18 conflict on the Somme, visit the tunnels of the Somme 1916 Museum in...

Gateway to Mont-Saint-Michel: All Roads Lead to Pontorson

Scroll back to the year 1030, when Norman war bands set up camp on the River Couesnon, and you’ll find the beginnings of the gateway town of Pontorson, so-named after the Norman leader, Monsieur...

Read the Signs: The Promenade des Anglais in Nice

One of the most iconic boulevards in France, the Promenade des Anglais stretches 7km around Nice‘s Bay of Angels. The busy street is lined with shops, hotels and restaurants, and the city’s festivals all...

Mountain Rescue Transfers: Easy Transport to the Ski Slopes this Winter

Here's why you should book a ski resort transfer from Geneva airport instead of renting a car Geneva airport is one of the most popular locations of choice for accessing the French Alps during the...

7 Reasons to Buy the Oct/Nov issue of France Today magazine!

Hot off the press. The Oct/Nov issue of France Today magazine is out now! Here are 7 reasons not to miss out: Franche-Comté Uncovered Tootle off the beaten track to explore this unspoilt region of great mountain...

Train-tastic France: Paris-Bordeaux in Just 2 Hours; Paris-Rennes in 1h24!

It's official. Two new high-speed train routes were inaugurated with great pomp and circumstance in France on Saturday, July 1. High-profile attendees were onboard the inaugural train trip for the Bretagne - Pays de...

EU Bans Mobile Roaming Charges

Today is a fine day for regular visitors to France and the EU Since the first mobile phones came into circulation, network companies have charged extortionate prices on mobile roaming. When smartphones with internet access...

The Train Stations of Paris, Reborn

Entering a Paris train station in 1846, you would have been as likely to meet an elegant bourgeois couple in rustling silks as a gun-slinging hunter and his baying hounds setting out for a weekend’s shooting in the countryside, such...