Rock on into the Wilds of the Mercantour Park

The Vallée des Merveilles, with its stark beauty, prehistoric rock carvings and welcoming hostelries, is the perfect spot to get away from it all. Lanie Goodman pulls on her hiking boots Think of it like...

What to See and Do on the Channel Coast

From sandy beaches and historic towns to outdoor activities and gastronomic specialities Related article: Great Destinations, Time to Tune into the Channel Outdoors Pick up walking and cycling itineraries – and hire bikes or e-bikes – at...

My Life in Paris: A Night to Remember

Theodora and her sister pull an all-nighter with a difference in the City of Light It’s raining outside. And inside the ancient toilet is gurgling without refilling, despite all our jiggling of its rusty knob....

City Focus: Bayonne, the Capital of French Basque Country

Bayonne is a beguiling blend of Gascon and Basque. Gillian Thornton soaks up the town’s unique atmosphere Bayonne has always been my kind of town – anywhere with a history of delicious cured ham and...

Top 5 Things to Do in Morbihan

Nestled in Southern Brittany, Morbihan has it all, from the ocean to verdant valleys, plus historic towns and pretty villages. To help you plan your next holiday, here are our top five attractions... Belle-Île-en-Mer At 85...

Out and About in Clermont-Ferrand

Gateway to the Massif Central and strategically situated in the centre of France, the historic capital of Auvergne makes a good base for exploring the villages. Originally it was two separate towns. On the top...

In the Footsteps of Gentleman Thief Arsène Lupin

This quiet Normandy seaside town once played host to a Belle-Époque burglar and a wily young detective. Chloe Govan introduces us to France’s answer to Sherlock Holmes... It’s the land that time forgot. Étretat, all...

Strasbourg, the City Which Gave France its National Anthem

Gillian Thornton discovers the turbulent past and vibrant present of the UNESCO-listed city of Strasbourg For the city which gave France its national anthem, Strasbourg has had something of a rocky ride across the centuries....

French Alps: Ski and Mountain Resort News

Dreaming of a post-lockdown ski safari in the Swiss and French Alps? Here’s where to find us this winter season. (Fingers crossed) Need to Know: Ski resorts are establishing details of how things will work:...

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...