10 Reasons to Choose the French Alps for your next Cycling Holiday

I don’t know a fat from a thin (tyre, that is) and I wouldn’t attempt to extol the virtues of a Bianchi over a Cervelo. I haven’t fought hard up a col, don’t own...

Funny about Money

I've often wondered why, in France, you can animatedly discuss just about everything but loot and lucre.
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,...

France vs Spain: Living Costs

On a recent short vacation in northwest Spain, I couldn’t help but notice the string of French cars trailing into the supermarket parking lots. A similar story seemed to be playing out in the...
Avenue de Champagne

Read the Signs: Avenue de Champagne

One of the most famous streets in France, the Avenue de Champagne is located in Épernay, in the Grand Est region of France. The name originates from the many renowned champagne houses alongside, with names such as Moët Chandon, Mercier, Pol Roger, Perrier-Jouët...

Paris at the Vanguard: 4 Design-Centric Boutique Picks

Some top shopping recommendations in the City of Light.

French City Discovery: Nantes

Creative innovation in France's artiest city...

A Simple Guide to Hiring the Perfect Bike in France

Cycling in France is wonderful, some say the best in the world, but it can be a hassle to bring your own bike which is why so many people leave their beloved steeds at...

Travel Savings with the New Côte d’Azur Card

The Côte d’Azur Tourism Office calls it “anti-crise”; we call it brilliant. To attract visitors during the economic crisis, the Comité Régional du Tourisme Riviera Côte d'Azur recently launched a new pass called the Côte d’Azur Card. This...

Visiting Colmar in the Heart of Old Alsace

Impossibly picturesque, the town is a popular destination throughout the year.