Decadent Deauville: a trendy seaside hotspot 

Deauville: We recommend five places to visit in Lower Normandy’s chicest holiday destination. The seaside resort of Deauville is known worldwide. Situated in Calvados (Basse-Normandie), Deauville is renowned for its architecture which combines styles from...

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Aquitaine

Here are our top 10 reasons to visit the fabulous region of Aquitaine! 1. The accessibility Aquitaine is easily accessible within a day or two’s drive from the Western Channel ports. Brittany Ferries offer a range...

Ideal for a short break: Le Touquet

Are you in search of wide-open sands and pine forests alongside shopping and gastronomic temptations? Visit Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, an ideal short break spot just 45 minutes from Calais, says Gillian Thornton. If your idea of the perfect short...

A Weekend in Dijon: 48 Hours in Burgundy’s Capital

2 Days: It’s a very short time to discover all the treasures hidden away in Dijon. Therefore we have concocted the perfect programme so that you don’t miss the essentials. However we are sure...

Museum Watch: Musée des Confluences, Lyon

Looking as if it’s ready to set sail on an expedition through time, the futuristic Musée des Confluences commandeers the exact spot in Lyon where the waters of the Rhône meet those of the...

Bandol’s Wines: Provence’s True Star

The Phoenicians were making wine in Bandol 2,500 years ago, before the Romans moved in.

Hotel Récamier: A Prime Paris Location on Place Saint-Sulpice

Imagine spending the night directly on Place Saint-Sulpice, the square in Saint-Germain-des-Prés whose church—gloriously restored—played a starring role in The Da Vinci Code. Sandwiched between the Odéon and Boulevard Saint Germain, this is some...

Where to Stay in the South of France: 4 Hotel Picks

From Avignon to Nice, a selection of top accommodations in sun-soaked Provence.

Visiting Colmar in the Heart of Old Alsace

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

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...