Grand Hôtel in Cabourg

A Weekend in Calvados, Normandy

In the northwest of France, a couple of hours drive from Paris, Normandy’s Calvados department feels a world away from the capital city. The area beckons visitors with its spectacular seaside, tranquil rolling hills,...

Alpes-Maritime guide: Nice, Grasse and The Côte d’Azur

France Today takes a tour around this department MentonShamelessly appropriating a popular marketing slogan to sum up the Alpes-Maritimes département – which encompasses both the sweeping hillsides heading up to the Alps and the sun-trapped coastal...
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...
Village of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in the Dordogne

Dordogne Travels: The Lure of Périgord

La Dordogne: an ancient realm where dark rivers sweep under limestone cliffs and medieval hilltop villages emerge from lush dense forest; where a cornucopia of local produce has created a rich and abundant gastronomic heritage; where the extraordinary legacy of...

Just Say “Oc”: Exploring the Languedoc Coastline

Glorious beaches, lagoons, medieval cities, bustling seaside towns and vineyards as far as the eye can see... Dominic Bliss visits the Languedoc coastline, where summer never seems to end From the Rhône Delta almost down...

Top 5 Destinations in Midi-Pyrenees

If you’re planning a holiday to the fabulous Midi-Pyrenees region of France, here are our top 5 destinations for an unforgettable holiday in France. 1. Rocamadour Rocamadour is a pretty village, dramatically built into the...

Strasbourg: New Contemporary Architecture in the Capital of Alsace

In the city where the famous cathedral fetes its 1000th birthday this year, a cool wave is shaping the future.

Discover Grasse: France’s Capital of Fragrance

A curious phenomenon seemingly occurs at some point during our younger years – we’re taught to prioritise certain senses over others. The importance of sight never dwindles, least of all later in life, when...

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.

Why Go Now: Normandy’s Third Impressionist Festival

The theme for Normandy’s third Impressionist Festival, which runs for five months between April 16 and September 26, is Portraits. Its two previous events, held in 2010 and 2013, revolved around painting en plein air (outdoors) and water, both central...