Explore La Manche, a Beautiful Corner of Normandy

Hands up if you've ever left one of France’s Channel ferry ports and driven on without stopping to discover this area. Rachel Ifans pulls over and finds plenty to see and do in this...

10 Reasons to Visit Vercors, an Outdoor Enthusiast’s Dream

This mountainous massif in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Discover its many peaks and plateaux, hiking trails, cycle paths and paradisiacal nature reserve... MONT AIGUILLE An isolated body of limestone, spectacularly flat and rectangular, this...

A Quest for “Black Diamonds” at Lalbenque Truffle Market in Quercy

Opening day at the Lalbenque truffle market in Quercy: On a cool December early afternoon, truffle sellers in their farming clothes, buyers in their city clothes and members of a Truffle Brotherhood adorned in...

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...

A Vence Vacation: Exploring the French Riviera

If you are looking for a home base to explore the French Riviera but want to escape the big-city hustle and bustle of Nice, look no further than Vence. Situated a comfortable 20-minute ride...

Languedoc Roussillon: The Best Places to Visit in the South of France

Travelling to the south of France? Don't miss the sun-baked Languedoc Roussillon, an ancient region filled with culture, history, beaches, and vineyards. There's a lot to love here, but if we had to narrow...

Off the Beaten Track in Champagne: Mussy-sur-Seine

Anyone who has followed my writing about France knows that my favourite village in France is Essoyes, in the southern Champagne region, near the border of Burgundy. But this article will focus on another very...

Riverside Travels in the Pays de la Loire

France’s longest river provides a wealth of scenic routes for enjoying this popular region. Stephen Davy-Osborne explores some of the highlights Famed the world over for the sweeping vineyards and orchards that line the banks...

(De)tours in Tarn: Exploring Albi, Castres and More in Southwest France

Marion Sauvebois encounters art, music and religion as she discovers the many attractions – and distractions – of Tarn "Doooo, oui doooo, encore, non rééé, miiiiii...” cue bell-ringer Jean-Pierre Carme and his glamorous assistant over...

Enjoying the High Life on the Northern Coast

Dominic Bliss explores France’s northern coast, a glorious region of rolling coastal cliffs and vast sandy beaches, awash with history and gastronomy There are still dead bodies deep beneath the beach at Zuydcoote. When the...