A Fallen Nobleman: Following the Footsteps of the Marquis de Sade in France

Chloe Govan discovers the dark heart of the Marquis de Sade, tracing his footsteps through Paris, Provence and an infamous fortress christened the Bastille of the Alps Nestled in the majestic foothills of the Savoie...

Travel to Salon-de-Provence, Where Nostradamus Lived and Died

Salon-de-Provence isn’t a major tourist destination. The high-speed TGV snubs the historic town and the voitures rushing to the coast have no time for it. Yet Salon deserves better. Huddled at the foot of...
A market in Rennes

Things to See and Do in Brittany

A part of France and yet distinct, Brittany offers no shortage of novel experiences... Here's a sampling of favourites. Fest Noz To truly experience the real life of Brittany, you’ll have to find yourself a Fest Noz – a Breton...
ville de Albi

5 Favourite Cathedral Cities in France

Albi: Gateway to the Tarn The capital of the Tarn, and a UNESCO World Heritage city, Albi is a portal into the world of the Cathars. Indeed, its crowning glory, the Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile, was built to send...

Travel Tips: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Avios

See how far your AirMiles can take you... and reduce your carbon emissions, to boot!
Abbaye Saint-Georges de Boscherville

Travel in Normandy: Treasures of the Seine Valley

When you think of Normandy, do you think of the D-Day landing beaches and Mont Saint Michel? Or perhaps Rouen’s gothic cathedral, the Bayeux tapestry, Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny and the picturesque port...

Explore the Tour de France 2017 Stage Cities

Did you watch the Tour de France 2017? The world’s most iconic bicycle race passed through some equally iconic locales. Readers have asked for more information about places they've seen on TV (or as...

Not Your Typical Classroom: Live and Learn en Provence

If you want to learn French, properly, you will need to put some work in, but, as Dominic Bliss discovered, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself at the same time This is not your...

10 Reasons to Visit Auch, Ville à la Campagne

Home to a UNESCO-listed cathedral, the National Circus Centre and the finest Armagnac in the south, the capital of Gascony has more to offer than you ever dreamed of... MONUMENTAL AUCH They say the best things...
The view over Mucem and the Villa Meditterenée

The Renaissance of Marseille

Since 2013, when Marseille was designated a European Capital of Culture, France’s oldest city has embarked on a revival that continues to gain in momentum. Still undertouristed, now is a great time to visit before the world catches on. Before...