What to See and Do in Auvergne

As well as its beautiful villages and historic towns, there’s an abundance of nature and family fun to tempt you Related article: Discover the Enchanting Villages of Auvergne Great Outdoors For volcanic scenery, bijou communities and a...
Montpeyroux, Auvergne

Discover the Enchanting Villages of Auvergne

Wind your way south through the Auvergne where picturesque communities cluster conveniently close to the main road. Gillian Thornton took time out to explore With its dramatic volcanic scenery, vast skies, and tumbling rivers, the...

Discover Pau, the Belle-Epoque Playground with Pyrenees Views

Dominic Bliss discovers ‘the most beautiful view of the Earth’ as this Belle-Époque playground enters a second golden age If you’re one of those tourists who doesn’t like to stick out like a sore thumb,...

Why Ski Touring Is Becoming so Popular: Choose Chamonix Mont-Blanc

According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, ski touring is the biggest niche market worldwide in skiing at present! “Ski de Randonnée” as the French call it, is simply hiking uphill on skis and...
Éloge de la Transgression.

48 Hours in Nantes

Just two hours away from Mont-Saint-Michel, in the south of Brittany, Nantes was dubbed the ‘loopiest city in France’ by The Sunday Times. Follow the city’s Green Line to find out why... DAY 1 9am: Walk...
Annecy

Annecy: The Best Place to Live in France

Following a two-year study... Annecy, in the Haute-Savoie, has been declared the best place to live in France following a two-year study by ‘L’association des villes et villages où il fait bon vivre’, which looked...
The imperial suite at the Ritz, Paris

Notorious Hotels with History in France

From Marie Antoinette’s execution to Coco Chanel’s eviction, they have been the offices of writers and the dens of thieves. Chloe Govan shares the stories behind some of France’s most legendary hotels The guillotine has...

Five Fabulous Brittany Beaches for Your Next Holiday

From glamour and golden sands, to wild waves for watersports, or family-friendly beach resorts, there is a perfect beach for everyone in Brittany. Here are 5 stunning beaches to visit on your next trip...

Motorcycle Holidays in France

Do you dream of empty roads, twisting through stunning landscapes? Then why not consider a motorcycle holiday in France. The roads here are a dream-- much quieter than in the UK and range from...
Arles aerial view

City Focus: Arles in the South of France

The northern gateway to the Camargue, Arles successfully blends the very old and the thoroughly modern. Gillian Thornton walks in Roman footsteps to find Van Gogh Pitch up in Arles and it won’t be long...