he rolling green landscapes of Coulanges-la-Vineuse in northern Burgundy

Get Away from It All in Burgundy

From little-known mountains to a valley of waterfalls and expansive forests to vast vineyards, Burgundy is the perfect place for post pandemic travels away from the crowds – and so much more besides. Caroline...

Biarritz: Imperial Elegance and Laidback Surf Culture

Biarritz successfully combines Imperial elegance with laidback surf culture. Gillian Thornton enjoys a welcome return to the French Basque coast. Wander along the winding promenade at Biarritz and in little more than an hour, you...
Pont du Gard

A Whistle Stop Tour of the Gard

Follow in the footsteps of the Romans and medieval pilgrims who once traversed this glorious landscape, from its rugged gorges and verdant pastures to the windswept wilds of the Camargue. HEART OF HERITAGE UNESCO World Heritage...
passage verdeau

Parisian Walkways: Passage Verdeau in the 9th Arrondissement

Jeffrey T Iverson takes a stroll among the flâneurs in Passage Verdeau in the ninth arrondissement to discover a world of art and antiquities evocative of the Paris of Émile Zola. Stepping out of the...
Beynac-eat-Cazenac in the Dordogne

Hollywood sur Dordogne: What’s New for Visitors in 2021

Chloe Govan reveals the Dordogne Valley’s showbiz side, as she explores what’s new for visitors in 2021 in a location where modern and medieval mix... Dordogne is renowned as the land of 1001 châteaux but...
: A bird’s eye view of the ChampsÉ lysé es and l’Arc de Triomphe, set to be transformed by greenery by 2030

Planning for Paris: What’s New in the French Capital

Despite the events of the past year, the City of Light has not stood still during this time. In  fact, conversely, there have been some fairly major changes – and we think you’re going...
Museum of Art and History of Provence (C) Museum of France public museum

Explore Grasse: The World Capital of Perfume

The world capital of perfumery, the Mediterranean city of Grasse hasn’t always smelled of roses, as Jennifer Ladonne discovers In 2018, the “world capital of perfume” was honoured with UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage status to...

Alpine Adventures for Non-Skiers

Guy Hibbert heads off-piste to discover the summertime pleasures of the Annecy Mountains As long as there is snow, Alpine ski resorts seldom struggle to attract visitors for the sheer joy of the piste and...
Stunning view of France

Top Trips for Women in France

When considering where to go and what to do in France your choices add up to an embarrassment of riches. While France is one of the safer countries it’s important when planning a trip...

Rock on into the Wilds of the Mercantour Park

The Vallée des Merveilles, with its stark beauty, prehistoric rock carvings and welcoming hostelries, is the perfect spot to get away from it all. Lanie Goodman pulls on her hiking boots Think of it like...