5 Favourite Ski Resorts in France

Courchevel: Year-round resort One of the largest and longest-established ski resorts in the world, Courchevel was created from scratch in 1946-- celebrating its 70th anniversary last year. The resort is situated in Les Trois Vallées, at one end of the...

Les Angles Ski Resort in the Pyrenees

There’s a large wooden building near the top of the telecabin ski lift at Les Angles. It’s called the salle hors sac (which roughly translates as picnic bag room) and belongs to the local...

Château de Candé, Wedding Venue of Wallis Simpson & Former British King Edward VIII

The high-profile châteaux of the Loire Valley are famous the world over for their fairytale exteriors, lavish art collections and glorious gardens. But for every big-name castle like Chenonceau and Chambord, there are dozens of smaller but equally enchanting properties tucked...

Life in the Slow Lane: Boating the Canal du Midi

It was the first of many such moments. Sitting high up on the sun deck, cold beer to hand, gently guiding our Royal Mystique cruiser along a stretch of the Canal du Midi, I see unfold before me...

Holiday Ideas: The Heritage of Calvados

In the heart of Normandy, the department of Calvados boasts some of France’s most enchanting coastline and a host of medieval treasures. Here is our pick of the best. BAYEUX Bayeux is famous for its deceptively named ‘tapestry’ (which...
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12 Best Outdoor Activities in Champagne and the Ardennes

The region isn’t all about the sparkling wine and historic cities. With so much beautiful countryside, much of it surprisingly isolated, there are loads of sporty and outdoor activities on offer – great for burning...

Great French Destinations: Champagne and the Ardennes

"Brothers, I am drinking the stars!” declared Dom Perignon on his first sip of the sparkling wine he helped invent in the 1600s. This monk, who lived in a Benedictine monastery in the heart of the Champagne region, wasn’t the...

Introducing France Today Travels: Experience France As We Know It

Bonne année et bonnes nouvelles! France Today is ushering in the New Year with a series of luxury tours around France’s most beautiful destinations – and we’re inviting you to join us! Brand new for...
The Massif du Sancy in Auvergne is home to the highest volcano in France

The Spirit of Auvergne

Auvergne used to be considered the geographical centre of France, which has been calculated to lie exactly in the village of Nassigny (Allier). That is true for metropolitan France (including Corsica) but Vesdun (Cher), in the Centre region, claims...
Le Pont d’Arc in the Ardèche

10 Reasons to Visit the Ardèche

The Ardèche département in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region offers a variety of prime attractions, both entirely natural and man-made, at a wide range of altitudes... WORLD’S OLDEST ART GALLERY The French normally get a bit testy when forgers copy their greatest artists, but...