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Roc of Ages: The History of an Icon on the Riviera

Guy Hibbert reviews an exquisite new book celebrating 150 years of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. In 1865, Hippolyte de Villemessant, the publisher who made Le Figaro...

Book Review: Wild Swimming France by Daniel Start

If you’re not already thirsting for a long, cool swim amidst some of France’s most breathtaking scenery, you certainly will be after reading this...

Book Review: The Spy Who Inspired Me By Stephen Clarke

This laugh-out-loud spoof on James Bond, set against the backdrop of the Second World War, is guaranteed to put a smile on your face....

Books: Le Père Goriot by Honoré De Balzac

Balzac wrote Le Père Goriot in 1835 and it forms part of his novel sequence La Comédie humaine. It follows three characters in Paris...

Book Review: Vaux-Le-Vicomte by Guillaume Picon

The magnificent Château Vaux-le-Vicomte’s rich history began in 1641 when French minister Nicolas Fouquet hired the most talented artisans – architect Louis Le Vau,...

Book Review: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

It’s 200 years this year since Gustave Flaubert was born and so if you haven’t curled up with one of his classics yet, it’s...

Book Review: My Louvre, 21 Prints for a Picture-Perfect Home

This selection of iconic paintings from the Louvre allows you to curate your own private fine art gallery in your home. From the beguiling...

Hidden History: The Dancers of Saint-Paul

Guy Hibbert discovers the hidden history of a famous Riviera village. It is the late 1960s. A visitor to Saint-Paul-de-Vence meanders through the medieval streets...

Book Review: Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, A Timeless Legend

Situated in the magnificent landscape of the Cap d’Antibes in the south of France, the legendary Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc was first imagined in the...

Book Review: My Four Seasons in France by Janine Marsh

When Brit Janine Marsh came across a broken-down farmhouse in a sleepy little village in the Seven Valleys in northern France 10 years ago,...