The Road Less Travelled in Champagne & Ardenne

There’s more to Champagne & Ardenne than the obvious sparkling attraction. Gillian Thornton follows an alternative route across the newly rebranded region For many Francophiles, the historical province of Champagne has long been associated with...

Enchanting L’Isle: Kayaking and Cycling the River Isle

From Roman remains to deep mining tunnels, Heidi Fuller-love discovers a host of cultural treasures as she kayaks and cycles down the River Isle from Périgueux to Libourne The Isle River, a tributary of the...

Modern Art and Steampunk Fantasy: City Focus on Nantes

Past and future collide in Nantes, creating a glorious mix of modern art, steampunk fantasy and industrial heritage that has seen its rebirth as one of France’s coolest destinations, says Stephen Davy-Osborne Quitting law and...

The Curiosity Stop: The Village of Peille in the Alpes-Maritimes

A wonderful Provençal village without the crowds, Peille welcomes visitors with a sign declaring itself “le plus curieux” in the Alpes-Maritimes. Justin Postlethwaite finds out what’s so special It seems unthinkable that a village maire...

Great Wine Destinations: Alsace, Triumph over Adversity

The region of France with the most tumultuous history is also that which produces some of its very best wines. Jeffrey T Iverson heads east Most oenophiles agree that complexity is the sine qua non...

12 Châteaux You Must Visit in Bordeaux Wine Country

You can’t move in Gironde without coming face to face with a château. Here is a selection of a few worth visiting Related article: Great French Destinations, Raise a Glass to Gironde CHÂTEAU LA CROIZILLE La Croizille...

Nausicaá and the Beating Heart of Boulonnais

Making a beeline for Nausicaá, Boulogne’s aquatic showstopper, Rhiannon Rees ends up discovering a deeply historic area tied to Britain and the sea To some, Boulonnais is a mark on the map, a vague belt...

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...

5 Things We Love about Limousin, France’s Rural Heartland

Cows may outnumber humans in this vast region of rolling fields, undulating landscapes and luscious lakes, but there is far more to France's rural heartland than meets the eye... TIMELESS BEAUTY From Collonges-la-Rouge's mosaic of listed...

The Art of Apple Juice: Following France’s Cider Route in Normandy

Heidi Fuller-Love sets out from the village of Cambremer in the Pays d’Auge to discover the producers of Cru de Cambremer and learn about the history of cider-making and distilling in Calvados Being a fan...