City Focus: Exploring Auxerre in Burgundy

An ancient city that once stood on an important Roman road, Auxerre has always benefitted from trade and is now looking forward to the future with confidence. Guy Hibbert visits the capital of the...

Why Travel to Toulouse Now: Mama Shelter Opens in La Ville Rose

Toulouse is on top. With the November launch of new attraction La Halle de La Machine, marked by a 46-tonne Minotaur roaming the city’s streets, restorations currently improving the Musée des Augustins, and a...

City Focus: Arras in Northern France

A short tootle from Calais, the town of Arras offers the perfect mix of history, culture and retail temptation, says Gillian Thornton Viewed from the narrow balcony high on the Bell Tower, the townscape of...

A Winter Wonderland in Le Touquet

Le Touquet – Paris by the sea. If it’s good enough for the Macrons… Just a 2 hr, 30-minute ride from Gare du Nord (pack a snack for the train from L'Etoile, Thierry Marx’s bistro)...

10 Reasons to Visit Picardy

Ravaged during WWI’s trench-bound stalemate, Picardie is a true phoenix from the ashes. An unmissable stopover on this centenary year, the region has it all: history, culture and oodles of natural gems REMEMBRANCE TRAIL This centenary...

A Day Trip to Reims in Champagne Country

A few days into our Paris vacation, I needed a break from the busy city. You see, I really love visiting the City of Light, but sometimes the crowded museums and the vélomoteurs buzzing...

The Wild Camargue: 5 Reasons to Visit

Have you seen the Camargue episode of Wild France with Ray Mears and want to experience the wild side of the Camargue region? We invite you to see France’s cowboys, the 'guardians', and find...

A Tasty trip in Cap d’Agde Méditerranée

26 centuries ago the first vines and olive trees were planted by the Romans. Nowadays, the region between Agde and Adissan along the Hérault river is still particularly favourable to wine production because of...

Unmissable Events, Exhibitions and Must-Visit Monuments this Summer

Stumped for things to do cet été? Here is our round-up of unmissable events, exhibitions and must-visit monuments to keep you (and the brood) busy all summer long. SKEDANOZ The ethereal light and sound show is set...

A Night in Versailles

I have two unpleasant memories of getting up at the crack of dawn in Paris. Both were to catch that early morning train to arrive at the Palace of Versailles by opening time. Sadly,...