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...

Pagnol’s Provençal World

Several years ago, I visited Aubagne near Marseille to research a Christmas piece about the Santons de Provence, the city’s age-old tradition of crafting festive clay figurines known as ‘little saints’. While in Aubagne,...

Viking River Cruises Makes History

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

Dispatch from Avignon: The Allure of River Cruising

All-inclusive pricing, great food, and a front-row seat to the scenery...

Normandy Travel Tips for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

A selection of things to see and do to commemorate the Normandy invasion.

Touching the Heart of D-Day

70 years later, an award-winning writer recounts her father's experience in Normandy in 1944.

Overnight Loire River Cruises with CroisiEurope

A new paddlewheel ship will allow the first overnight cruises on France's longest river.