Explore Languedoc: L’Oppidum d’Ensérune, a Remarkable Archeological Site

Standing at the top of the hill with the wind gently whipping through the tree branches, you can see an unusual sight in the distant valley. It looks like a gigantic crop circle. Radiating...

Hotel Récamier: A Prime Paris Location on Place Saint-Sulpice

Imagine spending the night directly on Place Saint-Sulpice, the square in Saint-Germain-des-Prés whose church—gloriously restored—played a starring role in The Da Vinci Code. Sandwiched between the Odéon and Boulevard Saint Germain, this is some...

Stay in a Castle-Hotel in Burgundy at the Château d’Igé

Château d’Igé in southern Burgundy is a welcoming hotel with old world charm and ambiance. The 13th century feudal château is situated in a large rural setting with a stream, lush gardens, patio, orchard and...

See France differently: unusual travel ideas

10 unusual ways to travel in France… 1. Hit the road Do you dream of cruising through the south of France in the utmost style, getting a taste of celebrity status while motoring through the vineyards and...

Saint Germain des Prés Church Celebrates 1000 Years

This month marks the millennial anniversary of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church, the landmark which gives its name to the stylish district on the Left Bank of Paris. Originally founded as an Abbey in the 6th...

Bandol’s Wines: Provence’s True Star

The Phoenicians were making wine in Bandol 2,500 years ago, before the Romans moved in.

Hidden Parks of Paris: The Jardin de la Vallée Suisse

The Swiss Valley (La Vallée Suisse) It is a hideout. A stream crumbles down the rocks. A wooden footbridge passes overhead. Archways made of stone with overgrown ivy reveal a sinuous passage to a pond...

Visiting the Town of Laguiole, Famous for its Knives

A perched village with a purpose.

My Life in Paris: Room with a View (of a Voisin Nu)

The neighbour's starring role for a convivial dinner party.

In the Ancient Arsenals of Marseille, An Arabian Wellness Fantasy

A beautiful hammam located in the city's Old Port.