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.

Great Destinations: Château d’Yquem

To drive up the long road leading to Château d’Yquem in late Summer, past row after row of verdant vines which are heavy with grapes, one slowly develops the impression of rising onto another...

Sète: The Venice of Languedoc

Wandering along the bustling Canal Royale towards Le Mole St Louis, a long stone jetty where I have a rendezvous with my guide, I can already sense the atmosphere of this busy Mediterranean port. Fishing...

Carnaval de Nice

It’s no wonder that visitors to the Carnaval de Nice may get a little confused by the riot of colour, fun, music, sand and sea. Winter? What winter? Okay, so it may be a...