City Focus: Angers, The Historic Capital of Anjou

From my lofty vantage point on the broad ramparts of Angers’s medieval fortress, the high points of this attractive city stand proud above the rooftops, an open invitation to explore. Dominating the Old Town are...

City Focus: Chartres, Gateway to the Loire Valley

Northern gateway to the Loire Valley, Chartres offers plenty of surprises, both day and night. Gillian Thornton explores Walk through the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres on a sunny day and if you’re lucky, you’ll catch...

Cruising Southern France on the Rhône River with CroisiEurope

Why you should Choose to Cruise For centuries, the magic of the Rhône River has captivated artists, authors and nature lovers with its immeasurable beauty and charming riverside cities. Don’t be fooled by the ‘Cruise’ title...

Autumn breaks in France

Autumn is a lovely time to visit France when the beaches and attractions are less crowded with good weather often lasting long in to October. There’s plenty of delicious food and wine to sample...

Cruise the South of France with Le Boat

Southern France offers canal cruises with the best of everything. Beaches, History, UENSCO Sites, World Class Cuisine & much more. If you enjoy exploring beautiful beaches, quaint villages, and world-class cuisine, a trip to the...

Summer in France: How to Spend 48 Hours in Le Touquet

Situated by the sea just a two-hour train ride from Paris, Le Touquet makes a popular weekend destination for Parisians looking to escape the city, especially in summer. Here we round up recommendations for...

Montreuil-sur-Mer, France’s Best-Kept Foodie Secret

“This is an institution,” raves Martine Ligier, pointing right, left and centre at virtually every butcher, baker and candlestick-maker in Montreuil-sur-Mer’s market square. Sensing my growing dismay – “institutions” as far the eye can see,...

Plenty of Horsepower: A Short Break in Le Perche

Gillian Thornton lets someone else take the reins on a short break in Le Perche "Marchez!" Ears pricked, the two huge horses in front of me launch into action with a rattle of harnesses and...

City Focus: Rouen in Normandy

Easily accessible from the south of England, and once a seat of the Anglo-Norman dynasties, this regional capital has various glories, both modern and ancient, to woo the visitor, says Robert Spellman One of the...

10 Reasons to Visit Lyon

Hailed as France’s ‘Capital of Gastronomy’ and blessed with a raft of historic landmarks and Roman sites, the birthplace of cinema has plenty to satisfy both rumbling tummies and hungry minds... B IS FOR BOUCHONS Unique...