Top Travel Picks in Languedoc

A few tips from professional travel planners.

In Search of the Perfect Paris Plan

Planning a trip to Paris? How to make the ultimate to-do list.

On the Trail of Albert Camus in the Luberon

As much as I enjoyed Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence, I must confess that I did not rush with the crowds to the Luberon in the 1990s. It was another writer that called me...
Burgundy canals

Barging the Burgundy Canals on Après Tout

I tracked her down at the sleepy hamlet of Gissey-sur-Ouche. She was the only boat on the canal, nestled cosily into the bank just near the stone bridge, and she looked very smart with...

6 Reasons Why Franche-Comté Should Be on Your Travel Radar

Ever since my first visit to Besançon, I can't stop wondering why this region has remained so undiscovered. After spending a year in Franche-Comté and traveling extensively throughout the region, I have seen only a...

Off the Beaten Path in the Limousin

A glorious, under appreciated region that's the least visited in France.

Collonges-la-Rouge: The Most Beautiful Villages of France

Built entirely of red sandstone, this hamlet is the birthplace of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France.

Discover the Paul Ricard Islands off the Coast of Provence

A dream archipelago owned by the family of Paul Ricard, the inventor of pastis.

Évian-les-Bains: A Town in a Bottle

Évian-les-Bains may be famous for its mineral water, but it’s also a destination in its own right, a town revelling in its Belle Époque glory that continues to attract those with refined taste. The...

Viking River Cruises Makes History

A Christening dinner at the Pont du Gard and a concert by legend Mireille Mathieu.