Overnight Loire River Cruises with CroisiEurope

A new paddlewheel ship will allow the first overnight cruises on France's longest river.
d'Yquem

Great Destinations: Château d’Yquem

To drive up the long road leading to Château d’Yquem in late Summer, past row after row of verdant vines which are heavy with grapes, one slowly develops the impression of rising onto another...

On the Trail of Paul Bocuse in Lyon

Considered the "Pope" of French cuisine, Bocuse was born in a village on the northern outskirts of Lyon.

Great French Destinations: Raise a Glass to Gironde

Rolling vineyards and alluring wine routes, oodles of gorgeous châteaux and a coastline steeped in history – this is a corker of a region. Gill Harris reveals just why you should pay it a...

Champagne Country Fetes “the Year of Renoir”: Visit the Artist’s Home in Essoyes

He was born in Limoges, spent most of his life in Paris, and died in Cagnes-sur-Mer, in Provence: but in the latter part of his life Pierre-Auguste Renoir spent long, happy periods of time...
La Ferme des Coûts, Vendee

On the Gourmet Trail in the Vendée

The Vendée department on France’s western seaboard is enjoying a burgeoning reputation as a must-visit region for those keen to discover a hitherto hidden side of French gastronomic culture. Now with four Michelin-starred restaurants and an abundance...
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse

Where to Stay in Cathar Country: Château des Ducs de Joyeuse

Ever since I first read about the Cathar country in the Aude department of southwest France, it has called out to me because of the mystery and drama of the land. There are few cities or...

Great Travel Destinations: Le Berry, The Green Heart of France

Part of the Centre region, the ancient province of Le Berry offers culture, architecture and countryside. Gillian Thornton made the two-hour journey from Paris Many visitors to France – not to mention its residents –...

Calvados Guide: The Normandy Coast

France Today takes a tour around this department Deauville PlageWith so many contrasting landscapes, exploring the Calvados département in Normandy is like flicking through a glossy nature book. The northern coastline is rugged and beautiful,...

A Day in Vincennes, at the Eastern Edge of Paris

Jennifer Ladonne finds Paris's 'eastern lung' is a haven for everyone, from history buffs to birdwatchers to naturists For most visitors to Paris, a day trip outside the city means braving the lines at Versailles...