The Somme: In Search of a Name

I was in Toulouse on the 23rd June 2016, learning a little French at Alliance Française. When I woke up on the morning of the 24th June I found I was no longer European,...

Valentine’s Day in Paris: 5 of the Most Romantic Hotels

Le Meurice Spend Valentine's Day in absolute luxury at one of the most elegant hotels in the world, Le Meurice, situated in the heart of the City of Love. This historic palace hotel has been...
Cathedrale Saint Front

Périgueux: Exploring the Capital of the Dordogne

Saturday morning in high summer finds me meandering up from my hotel towards Périgueux’s most famous landmark, the imposing Cathédrale Saint-Front. The original church dates from the 8th century, though this imposing, multi-domed beauty,...
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...

New in Paris: Explore the Catacombs at Night

The popular tourist attraction now closes at 8 pm.
Firminy Vert, one of Le Corbusier's biggest projects

France Travel: Saint-Étienne, A Design Lover’s Dream

Located southwest of Lyon in the Rhône-Alpes, Saint-Étienne is a design fan’s dream. From funky galleries and museums to architectural gems, it’s the perfect place for a weekend city break. Here's what to see and do. A...

Château de Cambes: A Lovely B&B Near Agen

Driving up the long, rugged, narrow and overgrown road, we were apprehensive. Château de Cambes looked gorgeous on the website. Remote and isolated, it was a six kilometer drive from Agen, located in the...
The lovely open square of Saint-Quentin

Hidden History: Explore Aisne in Picardy

Turning my car uphill towards the lofty town of Laon, my immediate reaction is to look up. The town stretches along a narrow limestone ridge that curves in a dramatic horseshoe above the rich farmland of eastern Picardy, and the road...

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...

Top Ski Destinations: Courchevel, Gateway to the Trois Vallées

No longer just a playground for moneyed holidaymakers, the Alpine ski resort of Courchevel is returning bigger and better this season, offering top attractions on-and-off the slopes, alongside unrivalled dining and lodging options to...