The Lovely, Laid-Back City of Tours

Beneath the plane trees lining Boulevard Béranger, the twice-weekly flower market in Tours provides a splash of color and a heady whiff of fragrance to the thoroughfare, one of several that can justly be described as Haussmannesque. The imposing Belle Epoque City...
Half-timbered houses in Troyes

Travel to the Aube: Off the Beaten Path in Champagne Country

Most people, when they hear the word “Champagne,” think of the area around Reims and Epérnay, northeast of Paris. This is where the large, industrial-level production of champagne takes place, and where companies like...

Travel to Brittany: Exploring the Molène Archipelago off Finistère

The name Finistère, which graces France’s western-most departément, literally translates as “the end of the earth”. However, across the waters beyond Finistère’s tip another world awaits, that of the Molène Archipelago. This string of...

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...

Customized Trip Itineraries with France Luxury Tour

France attracts millions of visitors every year looking to experience the world-famous culture, gastronomy, fashion, and way of life. Planning your own trip to the Hexagon? Your vacation time is precious: how to make...

A Poetic World in Gascony: Chef and Culinary Innovator Michel Guérard

The modern trend for a healthier cuisine can, in great part, be attributed to one man. Guy Hibbert travelled to Gascony to meet chef and culinary innovator Michel Guérard One of the foremost figures of...

Looking Around Avignon

For anyone thinking of a move to the south of France, Avignon might be one of the best places to start.
Vieux Port De La Rochelle Côté Ville

Top 5 Reasons to Visit La Rochelle on the Atlantic Coast

Known as La Ville Blanche... It’s no wonder this beautiful port city on the Atlantic coast is one of France’s favourite holiday spots, with its wealth of history and proximity to charming islands. 1. Aquarium If you...

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...
Medieval events in Provins

Medieval Magic in Provins

Sitting on a bench beneath the towering ramparts of Provins, I can easily imagine I’m back in the Middle Ages. Gentlemen on horseback are showing off their falconry skills to ladies in flowing gowns, their hawks skimming over our heads...