Château de Valençay: The Most Picturesque Park and Princely Palace

The French novelist George Sand noted that “no king has owned a more picturesque park.” While no king owned Château de Valençay, one of its famous owners was indeed a prince. Situated on 53 hectares...

Vaucluse: The Beating Heart of Provence

The enduring charm of the southern département of Vaucluse will have you coming back time and again, writes Jennifer Ladonne about this favorite corner of Provence The Vaucluse encompasses all that travellers have come to...

Hit the Road Again! Exploring Northeastern France

Eyeing a tour of northeastern France for your next visit? Why not explore the towns, villages, landscapes, museums and key war sites of the four départements of Meuse, Aisne, Somme and Pas-de-Calais – with...

Exploring the Gardens of the Côte d’Azur France

The sun-kissed Côte d’Azur, with its vast array of public and private gardens to enjoy, is France’s go-to region all year round, especially for green-fingered visitors with a passion for exploring horticultural wonders under...

Strasbourg, the City Which Gave France its National Anthem

Gillian Thornton discovers the turbulent past and vibrant present of the UNESCO-listed city of Strasbourg For the city which gave France its national anthem, Strasbourg has had something of a rocky ride across the centuries....

French Alps: Ski and Mountain Resort News

Dreaming of a post-lockdown ski safari in the Swiss and French Alps? Here’s where to find us this winter season. (Fingers crossed) Need to Know: Ski resorts are establishing details of how things will work:...

What to See and Do in Auvergne

As well as its beautiful villages and historic towns, there’s an abundance of nature and family fun to tempt you Related article: Discover the Enchanting Villages of Auvergne Great Outdoors For volcanic scenery, bijou communities and a...
Montpeyroux, Auvergne

Discover the Enchanting Villages of Auvergne

Wind your way south through the Auvergne where picturesque communities cluster conveniently close to the main road. Gillian Thornton took time out to explore With its dramatic volcanic scenery, vast skies, and tumbling rivers, the...

Virtual Tourism: France at your Fingertips

For frustrated Francophiles unable to visit France is there any joy to be found in the much-hyped world of virtual travel? Guy Hibbert investigates For the last decade we travellers have been taking advantage of...

Discover Pau, the Belle-Epoque Playground with Pyrenees Views

Dominic Bliss discovers ‘the most beautiful view of the Earth’ as this Belle-Époque playground enters a second golden age If you’re one of those tourists who doesn’t like to stick out like a sore thumb,...