Tarn-et-Garonne

Great Destinations: The Waterways of Tarn-et-Garonne

Gillian Thornton explores this watery idyll in the South-West Relaxing in the hot tub at the Moulin de Moissac hotel, I’m soaking up the tranquil view as well as the bubbles. Beyond the arched window...
Annecy

Annecy: The Best Place to Live in France

Following a two-year study... Annecy, in the Haute-Savoie, has been declared the best place to live in France following a two-year study by ‘L’association des villes et villages où il fait bon vivre’, which looked...

10 Reasons to Visit Gers-Gascony

Venture to the land of d’Artagnan for picturesque medieval villages, glorious rolling countryside and an abundance of arts, crafts and festivals, not to mention heavenly food, wines and Armagnac.  1. Scenic Relaxation Soak up the hills...
The tidal island of Noirmoutier

The Lure of La Vendée in Pays de la Loire

This coastal departément is famous for its sunshine, but there is much more to discover, writes Stephen Davy-Osborne Beautiful sandy beaches and levels of sunshine more closely associated with France’s Mediterranean seaboard than its western...
Musee Oceano

Explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef… in Monaco

Monaco's Oceanographic Museum launches its new exhibition 'Immersion' - a virtual diving experience of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Propped on the side of the mythical Rock, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, built in 1920, is...
Arles aerial view

City Focus: Arles in the South of France

The northern gateway to the Camargue, Arles successfully blends the very old and the thoroughly modern. Gillian Thornton walks in Roman footsteps to find Van Gogh Pitch up in Arles and it won’t be long...
Jules Verne

In the Footsteps of Jules Verne in Nantes

Chloe Govan reveals the remarkable adventures of world-famous novelist Jules Verne, whose literary ambitions first took shape in beguiling Nantes Say the name Jules Verne and most people will think immediately of Around the World...

Travel and Health Insurance during Covid 19 Pandemic

Now that the FCO guidance on travel to France for "essential reasons only" has been lifted, you will want to make sure your travel insurance policy is up to date and not impacted by...
Saint-Apollinaire Cathedral

City Focus: Valence in Drôme

Nestled on the eastern bank of the Rhône, Valence has long boasted the river’s largest marina for private craft. Just south of the city, the Port de l’Épervière is a popular and affordable mooring...
Charente Valley

High Spirits in the Charente Valley

Gillian Thornton takes to the majestic Charente river to explore an area famous for its Cognac, comic books and naval links – through four historic towns on its banks... Holiday memories are strange creatures. So...