Visiting Colmar in the Heart of Old Alsace

Impossibly picturesque, the town is a popular destination throughout the year.

New in Paris: Explore the Catacombs at Night

The popular tourist attraction now closes at 8 pm.

Reviewed: Hotel Nice Excelsior on the Côte d’Azur

You tend to think of hotels near big city stations as falling into two categories: either budget back-packer hostels or else the once grand but now very tatty mansions left over from the great...

Fall in Paris: Grape Harvest Festival in Montmartre

Celebrate the last remaining vineyard in Paris.

New in 2015: Seine River Cruises with Viking Longships

From the City of Light, explore Claude Monet's gardens at Giverny and important WWII sites in Normandy.

Top Mediterranean Destinations: Mougins

Transformed by art and gastronomy, the ancient hilltop village is now a star on the international stage.

Day Trips from Paris: The Magnificently Restored Château de Champs-sur-Marne

Madame de Pompadour, Marcel Proust and a young Prince Philip have – respectively – lived, slept and played at this magnificent French castle. But if you were to guess that the château in question...

Where to Go Now: Nantes

Fun, games and mind-blowing art in Europe's Green Capital 2013.

Looking Around Avignon

For anyone thinking of a move to the south of France, Avignon might be one of the best places to start.

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...